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Old 06-09-2012, 05:34 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Gov. Beverly Perdue proposed lawmakers tax video sweepstakes and give the proceeds to state education efforts. But the idea could face resistance since the legality of sweepstakes games is still up in the air.

“We need to tax the heck out of them and regulate them, regulate them hard,” said Perdue
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Since Sweepstakes parlors found a loop hole in the legislation that was suppose to eliminate them, let them stay and tax crap out of them but regulate them heavy as she stated.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:47 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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But the idea could face resistance since the legality of sweepstakes games is still up in the air.
How money is earned has no bearing on whether it's taxable or not.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'd rather they legalize gambling, and have a casino built, so that these shady sweepstakes places would lose their business completely.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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I'd rather they legalize gambling, and have a casino built, so that these shady sweepstakes places would lose their business completely.
Sadly it won't, at least not until there were more casinos than convenience stores across the state.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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I'd rather they legalize gambling, and have a casino built, so that these shady sweepstakes places would lose their business completely.
Serious question...how is a casino less shady than a sweepstakes place? Seems both do the same thing--provide a place for people to gamble. The "shadiness" seems to be the fact that SS parlors are perhaps targeted to lower economic brackets. I figure if people want to be stupid with their money, it's their choice, whether they do it in a fancy casino or in a back alley somewhere.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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The more people that willingly pay the "bad at math" tax may help keep taxes down for the rest of us.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Serious question...how is a casino less shady than a sweepstakes place? Seems both do the same thing--provide a place for people to gamble. The "shadiness" seems to be the fact that SS parlors are perhaps targeted to lower economic brackets. I figure if people want to be stupid with their money, it's their choice, whether they do it in a fancy casino or in a back alley somewhere.
Casinos are regulated, and ensure that if people want gamble, (which they will do, no matter how you try to ban it), they have someplace to go that will give them the opportunity to have a fair shot.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Casinos are regulated, and ensure that if people want gamble, (which they will do, no matter how you try to ban it), they have someplace to go that will give them the opportunity to have a fair shot.
Okay, gotcha. Although I think casinos are pretty shady too, as your chances of winning are usually not good.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Serious question...how is a casino less shady than a sweepstakes place? Seems both do the same thing--provide a place for people to gamble. The "shadiness" seems to be the fact that SS parlors are perhaps targeted to lower economic brackets. I figure if people want to be stupid with their money, it's their choice, whether they do it in a fancy casino or in a back alley somewhere.
A coworker checked into to this, a SS operator told him some of the software is written so you can adjust the percentages from day to day.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Okay, gotcha. Although I think casinos are pretty shady too, as your chances of winning are usually not good.
There's a reason why gambling is considered the stupid tax. But, a. you are bringing people into a chance to at least do it legitimately. b. additional money that goes into the school systems, instead of to the people who are ripping off the average North Carolinian. c. jobs jobs jobs. d. More revenue could lead to more business for other businesses in the general vicinity.

The bottom line is that people are going to do what they want, and no law is going to stand in their way, if they really want it. But it's better to do it the right way, then just stick your head in the sand and hope the problem goes away.
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