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The latest gambling flirtation

Paul Woolverton of the Fayetteville Observer has an excellent story this morning about the House’s all-of-a-sudden flirtation with legalzing and regulating “sweepstakes” gambling parlors. We’ll have more later today about this idea in the Weekly Briefing, but most of what you need to know about this whole “industry” was revealed yesterday by Woolverton as he tweeted about the committee meeting in real time.

During the hearing, bill sponsor, Rep. Bill Owens, was asked about the idea of expanding legalized gambling in the state. Here was his response as tweeted by Woolverton:

“It’s not really gambling, it’s predetermined you’re going to lose.”

Great! That sounds like a fine new business for the state to bless.  

 

 

2 Comments


  1. Jack

    June 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    “It’s not really gambling. It’s predetermined you’re going to lose.” This is why the “odds favor the house” plus there is an entire industry out there playing the Siren Song – “Just hang in there a little longer and use those gambling skills and you’ll be a winner.” It’s hard to resist such lyrics.

  2. Doug

    June 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

    That statement generally fits the lottery also.

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