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View Poll Results: Do you want vegas style gambling in texas?
Yes 23 47.92%
No 25 52.08%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 03-20-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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Where is the American Spirit of Freedom in all these anti-gambling comments...

Needless to say,the Old World,Europe,has casinos by the dozens...
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Unread 03-21-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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U d n like to gamble...? Then,U d n gamble,but let other people gamble..

It is sad to see almost 50% of the poll participants act in an antiamerican way...
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, since English is not likely your first language. (I do want to know how you came up with U d n for You don't, though.)

The poll asks if you want gambling to come to the state. I don't. However, the poll does NOT ask if you would work to keep it from coming to the state. I wouldn't. That is exactly American.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Is there any anti-gambling commentator who would actually vote to legalise gambling in a statewide poll ?

No to gambling means no to gambler's freedom.

It is an act of tyranny upon...the other half of Texans who may want gambling...
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Unread 03-21-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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You'll notice that there were 48 votes. This poll is not remotely representative of Texans.

And you might step back from words like 'tyranny'. In this country, majority rules. That's not tyranny, that's democracy.
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Unread 03-22-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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Where is the American Spirit of Freedom in all these anti-gambling comments...

Needless to say,the Old World,Europe,has casinos by the dozens...
And this is something to be proud of?

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Is there any anti-gambling commentator who would actually vote to legalise gambling in a statewide poll ?

No to gambling means no to gambler's freedom.

It is an act of tyranny upon...the other half of Texans who may want gambling...
American spirit of freedom = gambler's freedom??? And you say they have a right to ruin their lives? Yes, they do but if you saw a person drowning because they were foolish enough to try to swim in rushing waters, I infer from your remarks that you would say it was their choice, let them drown.

I'm not saying to outlaw casinos altogether, I myself enjoy a little bit of Vegas now and then but as someone else pointed out, it is sad to see Oklahoma dotted with these. There's more to life than gambling and I don't think it's right to prey on weak-willed people and put all this temptation so easily within their reach just for the greed of the casino owners. Because you can bet they care nothing about their customers.
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Unread 03-22-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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I like to go to Vegas every now and then and to Bossier/Shreveport and gamble. I don't really care if Texas has gambling or not, but as with other things (lottery, certain Dallas area restaurants, 8 liner slot machines), I find that when they become available in my town, I become less interested in them.
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Unread 03-23-2008, 08:26 AM
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I doubt it will happen in my lifetime. It's probably not going to impact our state's economy all that much if casinos do come to Texas. And how much do you want to bet (uh, no pun intended) that, in the eyes of those willing to go a distance, traveling to the Shreveports and the Durants and the Thackervilles are all part of the fun and the lure of gambling and gaming?
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Unread 03-24-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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Yeah, I believe that's part of the experience. My stepkids Granny and Papaw love to travel to Shreveport for a little bit of gambling and also to Mississippi.
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Unread 03-24-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I don't know. I guess it is part of the lure, but Colorado has gambling and many of the people who go to those towns come there from other parts of Colorado. Personally, I only went to the casinos a couple of times. I like to gamble on occasion, but not constantly. My mom and stepdad on the other hand.....
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Unread 05-15-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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Smile Just a fact to think over

Las Vegas has more churches per capita than most cities in the US
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