Legalizing Gambling in all 50 States

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  1. Paul Wingert profile image73
    Paul Wingertposted 8 years ago

    With many states (except Nevada) experiencing financial troubles, one other way to create income is making gaming licenses open to others besides Native American tribes. Insert your positive and negative remarks here:

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It would be bad for Nevada.

    2. profile image0
      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why is it that an American citizen is making sweeping generalisations about the economic health of one of their own states, yet a British citizen doesn't even need to check to know that Nevada really isn't doing very well? It has the worst state unemployment rates out of all in the union at 14%. Go ahead, legalise gambling. It won't get you anywhere.

  2. lightning john profile image61
    lightning johnposted 8 years ago

    I think the government will eventually legalize everything once they figure out how to tax it. Hi Rochelle!  How's my spelling today?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Looks good-- Did I correct your spelling? Bad me.

  3. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    The other states are getting the growing rights to a whole new range of Genetically Enhanced Crops.

    What Odds do you give for Potatoes? hmm

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Many of us are working very hard to prevent casino gambling in Massachusetts. It wasn't until an indian tribe received recognition and then attempted to site a casino on their land that it even became a serious issue here.

    There are other, better ways to increase employment and economic development without promoting a destructive and addictive hobby.

    No I'm not in favor of state lotteries either. You can tell I'm not a Libertarian!

  5. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Seems like a somewhat odd construction of your premise.  Nevada has plenty of financial troubles.

    States with lotteries have proven that gambling is not the "cure".  So gaming in all the states wouldn't change a thing except it would hurt tourism to Las Vegas and Reno.

    The reality is when you look at the money supply and how it's distributed... then you look at the Personal Debt load combined with the National Debt you should realize that there simply is not enough true wealth distributed to make an economic recovery.

    America and Americans are already leveraged to the point they can not repay the debt.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. If we try to build up our economy on  entertainment, diversions and on the false hope of risking money to gain wealth, we are are bound to lose.  It used to be that people used their inspiration, inventiveness and plain old-fashioned hard work to earn a living and better their financial situation. I guess that has gone out of style.

  6. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    While I don't agree with gambling being illegal in the first place (amongst many other things that I don't think the government should be regulating), I also agree that it's not the answer to the economic issues. In order to have any sort of recovery we need to be able to add value, and that means promoting the growth/harvest/manufacture of necessities and providing high-quality jobs. On top of that, I think people also need to realize that the economic conditions we all got used to in the US are not normal, and we can't expect a recovery to look the same as the height of the bubble before it burst.


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