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Posted: March 5, 2015, 10:16 am - IP Logged

Before Oklahoma had the lottery, players had to to go Texas & Kansas. One of the reason it took Oklahoma so long was the casinos owners. They ended up passing the bill but with ridiculous legislation that's why Oklahoma scratchers can't exceed $5 for $40,000.00 Bang Head and we can't have a state lotto jackpot game.

From the Oklahoma lottery

"  We would love to offer an Oklahoma only draw game with a rolling jackpot. However, current legislative restrictions and limited sales make it impossible for us to properly fund a game of this nature. If anything changes with our mandated profit restriction we can explore this an a future option to our game portfolio".

Usually money talks and BS walks.

But.....in Texas, we still have idiots in Austin trying to kill the lottery, despite the fact they would lose a billion dollars a year in revenue. And they blindly refuse to allow casinos while watching people go to LA and OK casinos.

If the lottery ever gets killed off, I'll be driving up to OK every 4 or 5 weeks to play MM, PB, and Hot Lotto.

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    Bondi Junction
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    State Revenue=Taxes

    Lottery=State Revenue

    Lottery=Taxes

    And your point is?

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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      Posted: March 5, 2015, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

      Nevada will never get the lottery as long as the casino owners have a say.

      Well if Harry Reid still a Senator for Nevada it's not gonna happen...

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        wisconsin
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        Posted: March 5, 2015, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

        You know, Colorado seems to be making some extra money...Jester

         

        Whoops, not lottery related. Big Smile

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          And your point is?

          It's fairly obvious: The Lottery is just another way for the State to Collect Taxes from their Citizens!

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

            Bondi Junction
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            It's fairly obvious: The Lottery is just another way for the State to Collect Taxes from their Citizens!

            Some States collect revenue from citizens in other States, which don't have lotteries.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: March 6, 2015, 11:19 am - IP Logged

              And if Alabama would have lottery,Tennessee would lose big time,,I would go there to play and all Alabamaians would stop playing here.

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                Some States collect revenue from citizens in other States, which don't have lotteries.

                State sponsored lotteries violate government responsibility and purpose.

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  Posted: March 6, 2015, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

                  What is Hawaii's reasoning for not having a lottery ???  It would be even more revenue for the vacation state.

                  I don't know but the last time I checked if you are a resident of Hawaii and you do gamble anywhere you are not allowed to deduct gambling losses on your Hawaii taxes but you have to declare all wins.

                  A simplified example -

                  Just as an example if you are from Hawaii and you buy a $500 pack of scratchers in some other state and you get back $135 you have to declare that $135 as income and cant deduct the $365 losses.

                  So you lose $365 but have to declare $135 in income.

                  I am sure someone will correct me if Hawaii has since changed that.

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                    Posted: March 6, 2015, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Usually money talks and BS walks.

                    But.....in Texas, we still have idiots in Austin trying to kill the lottery, despite the fact they would lose a billion dollars a year in revenue. And they blindly refuse to allow casinos while watching people go to LA and OK casinos.

                    If the lottery ever gets killed off, I'll be driving up to OK every 4 or 5 weeks to play MM, PB, and Hot Lotto.

                    Why drive?

                     

                    Just play Massachusetts Megabucks Doubler by subscription. You buy once a year by phone. 

                     

                    Problem solved.

                     

                    But the people of Massachusetts benefit from the revenue raised, not the people of Texas.

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      Posted: March 7, 2015, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                      And we in Georgia will never get a casino built because  our State Lottery Commission calls the shots.

                       

                      Just the opposite of Nevada.

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                        And if Alabama would have lottery,Tennessee would lose big time,,I would go there to play and all Alabamaians would stop playing here.

                        Alabama did put a state lottery on the ballot a couple of years ago, but the people voted against it. TN, GA, and FL benefit from that as my state, LA, benefits from MS not having a lottery.

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                          Im putting 500.00 into Georgia Tuesday,my husband finally got a vacation,,,what you want to do he ask me,,I smile ,,,over the ridge I go..numbers,scratch offs,powerball and mega millions......omg what a jy ride it will be...

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