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Old 07-08-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Why did California even allow Indian casinos in the first place? Indian Casinos suck, they don't even have free drinks or craps. Lame.
How about Indian casinos with marijuana!
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:18 AM
 
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We do have legal gambling in CA. There are all those clubs in Gardena and City of Commerce.
And the State Lotto.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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We do have legal gambling in CA. There are all those clubs in Gardena and City of Commerce. I've never been, but I know they are gaming establishments. I think most people like the idea of Vegas staying in Vegas. Vegas is tacky, but it's a great quick getaway for a lot of folks. Having it right here in our own backyard would take away all the fun of the getaway!
We do have "Card Rooms" all over CA. Not quite a Casino per se, but if you like poker and Black Jack they are alright.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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It doesn't seem to have hurt Nevada, which would still be one giant desert sh*thole if not for Las Vegas. If big business insists on keeping 90% of revenue, Sacramento should tell them to shove it and build the casinos itself and keep 100% of the profits. Time to stop subsidizing Las Vegas with Cali $$$$'s.
Are you suggesting a government built and run casino? They can't even deliver mail efficiently let alone run a casino. A state run casino would probably somehow lose money, lol.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Is this some sort of pariah or unspoken taboo or something? Stop beating around the bush and just legalize gambling here.
Except that legalizing gambling has NEVER worked for society at large except for Nevada.

Atlantic City. Been there lately? Atlantic City is a giant cesspool of crime and corruption nearly unliveable once you move beyond the lighted casino areas.

Who plays? The same people who play state lotteries. The poor who can least afford to play.

An "industry"? An industry my ass, they produce NOTHING but crime, grime and poverty beyond their lighted facades.

State Lotteries and Legalized Gambling — www.greenwood.com

PS

I do play the powerball lottery with the office group when the prize gets above $50 million. 10 people get in with $2 each for 20 tickets and while I know the chances of winning are nil and none I do not want to be the only one not in the pool should they hit. Secondly I can affor the $2 every few months.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Is this some sort of pariah or unspoken taboo or something? Stop beating around the bush and just legalize gambling here. It'd solve our deficit issue forever. To he*l with Las Vegas and Indian casinos. We allow horse racing and the lottery. We're nearly half-way there. Just go all the way, build a Las Vegas here in Cali that residents would flock to and we'd be in the black inside of a couple of years. Yes, I know the social issues that would follow but gambling is just a sin activity. People don't have a gun to their heads. They take responsibility for their actions. If you don't have the money to lose, don't participate. Stupid, stupid politicians.
No can do. How horribly politically incorrect. Why, they'd be competing for customers with the Indian casinos and that just can't be allowed to happen. WEhat WE'RE you thinking?

It's kinda like why state prisoners don't have to work for a living. The labor unions don't want the competition.

Next?
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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It doesn't seem to have hurt Nevada, which would still be one giant desert sh*thole if not for Las Vegas. If big business insists on keeping 90% of revenue, Sacramento should tell them to shove it and build the casinos itself and keep 100% of the profits. Time to stop subsidizing Las Vegas with Cali $$$$'s.
yeah well, California is NOT a giant desert sh*thole, as you so eloquently put it.
Where oh where would you even begin to think of locating a redundant Las Vegas anyway?
Would you like it be near YOUR house?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Except that legalizing gambling has NEVER worked for society at large except for Nevada.

Atlantic City. Been there lately? Atlantic City is a giant cesspool of crime and corruption nearly unliveable once you move beyond the lighted casino areas.

Who plays? The same people who play state lotteries. The poor who can least afford to play.

An "industry"? An industry my ass, they produce NOTHING but crime, grime and poverty beyond their lighted facades.

State Lotteries and Legalized Gambling — www.greenwood.com

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I do play the powerball lottery with the office group when the prize gets above $50 million. 10 people get in with $2 each for 20 tickets and while I know the chances of winning are nil and none I do not want to be the only one not in the pool should they hit. Secondly I can affor the $2 every few months.
Ask the people in Mississippi especially in tunica if legalized gambling has helped them?

You are right about Atlantic City, but it wasn't the epitome of a wonderful crime free area before gambling came to the area..

I will add, because of the Indian Casinos throughout the state, I don't think it would work to now legalize gambling on the open market. It is too late for that..
Nita
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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Weed, too.
I'd add hash, hash oil, and magic mushrooms, and maybe peyote. But nothing more.

Also, legalize prostitution in licensed brothels.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Is this some sort of pariah or unspoken taboo or something? Stop beating around the bush and just legalize gambling here. It'd solve our deficit issue forever. To he*l with Las Vegas and Indian casinos. We allow horse racing and the lottery. We're nearly half-way there. Just go all the way, build a Las Vegas here in Cali that residents would flock to and we'd be in the black inside of a couple of years. Yes, I know the social issues that would follow but gambling is just a sin activity. People don't have a gun to their heads. They take responsibility for their actions. If you don't have the money to lose, don't participate. Stupid, stupid politicians.
It won't do a bit of good. California's problem is a spending problem. Governments that spend more than they take in are just like people who do...It doesn't matter how much is coming in, more always ends up going out.

Gambling in some ways is a perfect example of this. Most people who win lottery jackpots are broke within 5 years. If you can't manage $50,000 a year you won't be able to manage a million. Same problem the state of CA has.
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