Friday, November 16, 2007

We should allow all gambling, or none...

From Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel:

"It's time to take off our hats of hypocrisy.
We sponsor state lottery games but oppose slot machines.

We rake in $225 million a year from the Maine Lottery and wring our hands in worry that gambling preys on the poor.

We progress from $1 instant games to games that cost $10, $20 and more and shut down a $5 cribbage game by WW II vets at the VFW hall.

We require Hollywood Slots in Bangor to return at least 89 percent of wagers to patrons, while returning only 63 percent of Maine Lottery wagers to the players..."

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