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View Poll Results: Do you want legalize casino gaming in Texas?
Yes 19 59.38%
Maybe 4 12.50%
No 3 9.38%
Hell NO! 6 18.75%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-24-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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The Stock Market is basically a casino too.
So true, and look at what's going on with that!
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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Default Seems like someone is getting paid to scare Texans...

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Although I completely understand where everyone is coming from in regards to keeping the money in Texas and not having to travel so far to have some entertainment etc...let me clue you in a bit:
I live about 90 miles south/southeast of Las Vegas. The town I live in s Bullhead City, Arizona which borders Laughlin, Nevada. Some of you may know this place.
Although it seems great to have casinos at your finger tips etc, trust me when I say life as you know it will slowly but surely deteriorate. I have lived here 19 years. The people here care for one thing and one thing ONLY....THEMSELVES!
*You see people on the corners here selling every last thing they own, just to get enough money to get back home because they lost EVERYTHING! They sell their cd's, sun glasses, clothes or whatever measley valuable they have left just to try to get enough money to get out of town.
*The suicide rate is unimaginable! You will NEVER hear about it though...can't let other tourists know that Joe Smith just jumped out of his balcony window because he lost ever last dollar he has and cannot make his mortgage payment....again! This is a constant happening, but NEVER EVER published ANYWHERE! Another note on this (kind of off topic, but intresting)...NO ONE ever actually DIES in a casino, so to speak (if at all possible), especially here in Laughlin. If someone has a hear attack or?? they are treated as still living and pronounced "dead" at the hospital because the Clark Country Coroner is in Las Vegas and will take at least 2 hours to get to laughlin and that's only if he jumps in his car right then!
*Drugs, burglary other crimes. Again, you will very rarely if ever here about this stuff. You have to understand...where there are casinos it is a 24 hour town. Casino life is 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days per year. This poses for a very large methamphetamine rate! For years our small community was the meth capital of the USA! However, now meth is more wide spread. Burglaries, thefts, prostitution very prevalent when you add gambling to ANY community! Gambling addiction is a very big problem and is the gateway to many many crimes.
*The divorce rate is EXTREMELY horrible because the wife/husband has a gambling problem. I cannot begin to tell you how many divorces I have seen because of problem gambling. It's is so sad! you will see someone get off work, sit down at a machine and put their entire days tips into the machines, go to the payroll dept get a draw on their check and put it in the machine as well. Come payday, they cannot make there rent/mortgage, because they only have $50 left on their check. So, they take what little they DO have and drop it in the machines trying to "chase" their money. Of course it never works because if you need to the money you will always lose. Casinos are not in business because people always win. It is a VERY exteremely RARE occurance for someone to actually come out ahead in the casinos. Even if you hit that jackpot, how much over the years have you put in those machines? You never really come out ahead
** Overall morals, values and logic cease to exist around casinos! This is the first place I have ever lived where people are so cut throat, manipulative, corrupt and deceitful! You DO NOT TRUST ANYBODY! There are plenty of people around here that could vouch for what I am saying here.
Like I said, I understand everyone' philosophy of wanting casinos, but believe me, it is not what it is cracked up to be. Texas is a GREAT STATE, people have good values, for the most part (of course every state has it's problems etc). Some of the effects I am talking about may not happen immediately, but they WILL happen in time.
This is NOT a family friendly lifestyle here. I have 4 kids and we are doing whatever it takes right now to get out of here and get to Texas. We have already wasted too much time here and let our kids grow up here far too long.
PLEASE TEXAS, RETHINK YOUR STAND ON PERMITTING CASINOS!
Wow, how much did they pay you to go around to all the big Texas City blogs and post this garbage? You're talking about a town that has over 100 casinos, we are a HUGE state and we are going for only 12 casinos state-wide. There is a big difference in what you are stating here... Vegas is NOTHING but casinos... Texas would still be Texas but with casinos spread out. It’s not like we are going to take Houston and Dallas and put 6 casinos in each city. This is a mindless post and any smart person can see that it does not compare to what we want to do here. You should have thought about this more before posting this BS.

Opinions are just that, opinions. If I wanted to live in a communist state I would move to China. If you don't like the idea of casinos, who cares, DON'T GO. But why would you want to throw an idea like this away because of what YOU think? Why does everyone think they can push their opinions onto others? If there were casinos in Texas you would NEVER see someone pressuring you to go to a casino, so how about you back off and stop pressuring us to NOT VOTE for casinos? This is the USA people…
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Cali
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Wow, how much did they pay you to go around to all the big Texas City blogs and post this garbage? You're talking about a town that has over 100 casinos, we are a HUGE state and we are going for only 12 casinos state-wide. There is a big difference in what you are stating here... Vegas is NOTHING but casinos... Texas would still be Texas but with casinos spread out. It’s not like we are going to take Houston and Dallas and put 6 casinos in each city. This is a mindless post and any smart person can see that it does not compare to what we want to do here. You should have thought about this more before posting this BS.

Opinions are just that, opinions. If I wanted to live in a communist state I would move to China. If you don't like the idea of casinos, who cares, DON'T GO. But why would you want to throw an idea like this away because of what YOU think? Why does everyone think they can push their opinions onto others? If there were casinos in Texas you would NEVER see someone pressuring you to go to a casino, so how about you back off and stop pressuring us to NOT VOTE for casinos? This is the USA people…
Well said! 12 casino/hotels spread out over Texas would be great.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Where are monies going from the lottery? In Georgia, State used the lottery money for free college education. We are bigger than Georgia. Texas lawmaker saying money is going to general funds and little bit goes to education. Why can we do the same as Georgia. I agreed with kawgpz550. He knows about casinos. When you go to Shreport LA, lk at the poor neighborhoods. We do not need it in TX.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Legalize it but keep it sanctioned on the reservations. Keep Texas values alive and well.
Freedom to spend your money however you want?

Just PLEASE,
DO NOT put a casino on I-35 between San Antonio and Austin
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Someone wake up Red Berry??? No! No! No!! Gaming should stay in Vegas like everything else that goes on there!!!
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:24 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Sheesh....this thing was resurrected from a post a year old....
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: TX
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Yeah...and apparently only 53 people weighed in on it. You can't say a majority of Texans want it if only an extremely small number took the poll. Smells suspiciously rigged! Keep the casinos OUT!
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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comfort???????? Moderator cut: profanity
lmao!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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Where are monies going from the lottery? In Georgia, State used the lottery money for free college education. We are bigger than Georgia. Texas lawmaker saying money is going to general funds and little bit goes to education. Why can we do the same as Georgia. I agreed with kawgpz550. He knows about casinos. When you go to Shreport LA, lk at the poor neighborhoods. We do not need it in TX.
We used to live in DFW and made many many trips to Jackson MS to see family.
It used to be a beautiful drive out there before all the billboards and roadside commercials ruined the landscape.....not to mention the the changes in Shreveport and Jackson. The garbage that went up along the Mississippi river was nothing but trashy flashy signs and gawdy lights. This was not a class fun atmosphere. Everything was ruined along the way.

Places like NOLA have a reputation for parties and entertainment....keep it in that venue IF you have to have it. But be darned sure that you understand what you're voting for if you vote in Texas. Don't give the State a blank ticket and say "do it right".....the business owners will run with it and won't wait for any specific "orders".
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