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Old 06-21-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Massapequa, NY
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why are cigarette machnines not permitted where kids go and not lotter machines?

the law states in order to purchase either, you have to be 18/19 to purchase them, no?

lottery is just as addicting cigarettes and is a disease.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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I never thought about it, you are absolutely right though. Excellent question.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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Well if you stand next to someone who is playing a a scratch-off are you at risk for second hand gambling?

Outside of non-payment complications do scratch-off players put a drain on our HC system? Not nearly as much as smoking.

Do scratch-offs stink?

Do you ever walk by someone and say "ugghhh he reeks of scratch-off"?

Although they are just as likely to be found littering the floor have you ever heard of a California forest fire being caused by a scratch-off?
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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Well if you stand next to someone who is playing a a scratch-off are you at risk for second hand gambling?

Outside of non-payment complications do scratch-off players put a drain on our HC system? Not nearly as much as smoking.

Do scratch-offs stink?

Do you ever walk by someone and say "ugghhh he reeks of scratch-off"?

Although they are just as likely to be found littering the floor have you ever heard of a California forest fire being caused by a scratch-off?
I think what the poster is implying is that it is a vice type of regulation and should not be advertised or readily available to children.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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UNDERSTOOD! Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Massapequa, NY
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Well if you stand next to someone who is playing a a scratch-off are you at risk for second hand gambling?

Outside of non-payment complications do scratch-off players put a drain on our HC system? Not nearly as much as smoking.

Do scratch-offs stink?

Do you ever walk by someone and say "ugghhh he reeks of scratch-off"?

Although they are just as likely to be found littering the floor have you ever heard of a California forest fire being caused by a scratch-off?
lotto is gambling. gambling is just as addicting as cigarettes or drugs. my father used to spend $40 a day on lottery tickets. if that's not addicting enough for you then I don't know what is.

Let me bring up something that had happened about 8 years ago:

my wife, son and I were all shopping at the supermarket. we were busy putting the groceries away in the bags. my wife accidentally dropped a $20 bill. our son grabbed it. he was about 5 years old at the time. he walked over to the lottery scratch off machine and put the 20 in and selected a $20 ticket. we were furious. sure, we are supposed to watch our kids at all times but sometime when you turn your head for a second, that's when they do the worse. we punished him accordingly.

now, my question remains: why are lotto machines accessible to anyone while cigarette machines aren't?
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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BECAUSE, regardless of your experience the ER's aren't flooded with gamblers. Hospitals are not flooded with gamblers. Period. Out of control gambling is a problem I don't disagree. However like I tried to imply previously nobody has died over a scratch off. Thousands upon thousands have died as a direct link to smoking. There's your answer.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Massapequa, NY
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BECAUSE, regardless of your experience the ER's aren't flooded with gamblers. Hospitals are not flooded with gamblers. Period. Out of control gambling is a problem I don't disagree. However like I tried to imply previously nobody has died over a scratch off. Thousands upon thousands have died as a direct link to smoking. There's your answer.

so then why make the lottery illegal to anyone under the age of 18? is there a purpose for that law?
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Let me bring up something that had happened about 8 years ago:

my wife, son and I were all shopping at the supermarket. we were busy putting the groceries away in the bags. my wife accidentally dropped a $20 bill. our son grabbed it. he was about 5 years old at the time. he walked over to the lottery scratch off machine and put the 20 in and selected a $20 ticket. we were furious. sure, we are supposed to watch our kids at all times but sometime when you turn your head for a second, that's when they do the worse. we punished him accordingly.
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I take it that he didn't win?
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Massapequa, NY
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I dont remember.
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