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Old 12-04-2008, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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For the millionth time, Omaha has no problem with tax revenues, the city is big enough to maintain its infrastructure, about 433,000 people in the city limits, so we're good.

And after seeing what Casinos did to Council Bluffs, no way, Gambling only causes more poverty, and divorces too, hence why Las Vegas is the divorce capital.
Nevada law makes it easy to get a divorce. That why they have a high divorce rate. It has nothing to do with gambling.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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For the millionth time, Omaha has no problem with tax revenues, the city is big enough to maintain its infrastructure, about 433,000 people in the city limits, so we're good.

And after seeing what Casinos did to Council Bluffs, no way, Gambling only causes more poverty, and divorces too, hence why Las Vegas is the divorce capital.
Someone needs to pay more attention to the news!

Fahey: City Needs To Cut Budget Now Or Pay Later - Omaha News Story - KETV Omaha (http://www.ketv.com/news/18189755/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Nevada law makes it easy to get a divorce. That why they have a high divorce rate. It has nothing to do with gambling.

In survey after survey, the thing most couples fight about is money.

Are you seriously saying that gambling has NOTHING to do with an increased divorce rate?
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I think much of the 'vegas lifestyle' has a lot to do with divorce rate there. Drive through wedding chapels, tens of thousands of jobs in the entertainment industry, etc. I'm sure gambling is a good part of that, as well.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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In survey after survey, the thing most couples fight about is money.

Are you seriously saying that gambling has NOTHING to do with an increased divorce rate?
So what about couples with money problems where there isn't gambling? Problem gambling would only affect a small amount of those couples.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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So you are admitting that gambling has SOME effect on marriages?

Your previous post said it had NOTHING to do with the divorce rate.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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I'm saying it has nothing to do with Las Vegas' extreme cicrumstance of being the divorce capital. When you have recreational marriages out there they are no doubt going to have more people getting divorced as part of that recreation.

I'm sure that gambling does have it's affects on some marriages just like drugs, alcohol, and other personal problems do. To blame casinos as the cause of that. If a marriage is broken up by an alcoholic spouse you don't go running to the store they went to buy the booze and drive them out of town.

At the same time you don't chasitze someone who has a glass of wine at dinner and stops drinking there. Vices of all sorts can be taken to extremes. It's arrogant of people in Nebraska to think that we are some how immune to any perceived threats of gambling when it's just across the border for the population center of Nebraska. By letting Iowa rake in the cash we are only subject to the negative effects and none of the positives.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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I'm not saying casinos are the root cause of divorce, but I'm not denying that they have no effect on the divorce rate either, as you did.

having said that, I'm not convinced that the economic benefits outweigh the negative impact on society that the presence of casinos tend to have.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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And I'm not sure that the negative effects of casinos are as widespread as the opposition claims it is. But you can't deny that the casinos have brought in MILLIONS of dollars for Iowa. I'm pretty sure that if there were that equal amounts of millions of dollars missing from people it would be widely noticed and I just don't see the evidence of it.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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the casinos have also caused MILLIONS of dollars of damage to people's lives.
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