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Old 01-28-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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States are increasingly turning to gambling to plug budget holes.

Proposals to allow or expand slots or casinos are percolating in at least 14 states, tempting legislators and governors at a time when many must decide between cutting services and raising taxes.


Washington Times - Strapped states turn to gambling
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, Nebraska is pretty good right now with a 600 million dollar surplus, the largest of any state government.

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Old 01-28-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Another blow for Las Vegas. As more and more states add casinos, combined with the economy being bad, more and more people will stay away from Sin City. However, I hear prices for houses are pretty cheap right now!
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Another blow for Las Vegas. As more and more states add casinos, combined with the economy being bad, more and more people will stay away from Sin City. However, I hear prices for houses are pretty cheap right now!
It's the damn Indians! They're taking the country back one sleazy casino and keno bar at a time...
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Another blow for Las Vegas. As more and more states add casinos, combined with the economy being bad, more and more people will stay away from Sin City. However, I hear prices for houses are pretty cheap right now!
They are pretty hard up for people I guess. Nice places are offering 25 dollar hotel rooms to get people to come.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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They are pretty hard up for people I guess. Nice places are offering 25 dollar hotel rooms to get people to come.
Hasn't it always been sort of that way? I haven't been to Las Vegas, but I've done Atlantic City and Biloxi a couple of times...the rooms and the food are very cheap so you'll spend your money on "entertainment".
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Well, Nebraska is pretty good right now with a 600 million dollar surplus, the largest of any state government.
Do you guys think you could give Iowa some of that money? We're a little hard up at the moment...
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