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Old 02-17-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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A poll released this week shows 82 percent of Texans think voters should decide if slot machines at racetracks and on the state’s three federally-recognized Native American reservations should be allowed.
The statewide poll was commissioned by Win For Texas, a group that supports the legalization of gaming in Texas. The findings resulted from a survey of about 1,000 registered voters that was conducted by Baselice & Associates between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. The poll said voters should be allowed to decide the issue by putting it to a vote in a statewide constitutional amendment election
Poll: Texans want slot machines | Houston Business Journal

They're right
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Unfortunately, with our current elected officials, it won't happen.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Our current elected officials would rather legislate morality for us than keep the public schools and libraries runnung. It's for our own good, after all. It's nice to know that the massive intelligence of Rick Perry, et al. is protecting me from myself.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Our current elected officials will be all for this when they realize its going to help cut the budget deficit and improve tourism. I say its worth it, getting slot machines aside this will help doctors, teachers, government workers keep their job by getting our budget problem headed in the right direction.

Plus Galveston would be a totally cool place for this, maybe one day like a Reno or Atlantic City for Texas. Haha.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Cali
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Texas ought to start by letting the two Indian casinos that were shut down some years ago to reopen.

There are many great areas in Texas where casino/hotels would go over well.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Texas/Louisiana
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When you visit a casino in Oklahoma or Louisiana, majority of the license plates you'll see are from Texas. When I visit Las Vegas, I meet so many Texans, it's not even funny. These casinos would boost the economy in Texas, but like y'all said, it ain't going to happen.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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You all are missing the natural connection here.

Slot Machines in . . . . . . The Public LIBRARY!

That way the soon-to-be-broke morons of the community (those who feed the slot machines), can fund the activities of the already broke "Literati" of the community, who hang out at the Library.

Plenty of space since with funds getting cut, they would not have so many of those . . . what do they call them . . . ah, yes . . . "books." Anyway, plenty of room for the Slot Machines were the books used to be, or even between the shelves.

And instead of the money getting taken and not spent properly like with the Lottery, with having the Library take in the funds directly -- without the state or corporation there to rip it off . . . . (uh, oh, just figured out why this would never pass).
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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Yes let's create yet another activity that creates no wealth for the country. Feeds on people's addictions, and makes you dumber.

How pathetic. Gamble your last savings away (if you even have any) while you are limited means.

Anybody that gripes about the ills of this country and takes hours out of their life to trek to Oklahoma for their gambling jollies should just look in the mirror.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Yeo lets give more moeny to people who produce nothign and jst feeds revenues to the state to waste. Let families of addicted suffer from anther addiction.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:46 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Yes let's create yet another activity that creates no wealth for the country. Feeds on people's addictions, and makes you dumber.

How pathetic. Gamble your last savings away (if you even have any) while you are limited means.

Anybody that gripes about the ills of this country and takes hours out of their life to trek to Oklahoma for their gambling jollies should just look in the mirror.
I hate the self-rightoues people. If people want to gamble, then let them gamble.
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