End the Foolish War on Gambling

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    Gambling should also be legalized. Just because a few people seem to not be able to control themselves at casinos is no reason why the vast majority of responsible citizens should be denied the freedom to gamble.
     
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    typo, fixed :thup:
     
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    Lol there is a war on gambling? When the fuck did this start? Every place i've been to there is gambling within reasonable distance. I don't think even a minute percentage of Americans think that there is a war on gambling. Lol Matts put the needle down!
     
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    ever been to vegas? louisiana? an indian reservation? atlantic city?
     
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    Hey Matt, send me twenty bucks a week I'll buy you some lottery tickets.
     
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    Matts how about a big poker party at someone's house? Ever go to those? Or do they not like you enough to invite you?
     
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    I have to travel over 2 hours to reach Shreveport. There is no legal casino gambling in Texas. I've bet on football games (Doing so is technically illegal.) Yes. I have been to poker parties but one of my friends told me of how one of his old poker parties was raided by police. Playing poker for money is illegal in Texas.

    My favorite form of gambling is on craps and roulette. It is unfortunate that there is no local gambling casino close to where I live. My point still remains. Casino gambling should be legal in Texas. Yes. There is a war on gambling. There is a long list of organizations determined to keep gambling from being allowed in any more locations. They are also determined to get legislatures to outlaw gambling where it is now legal.
     
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    I live in an area that does not offer much in the way of live theater. If watching live theater was a high priority in life for me I could move to an area of the country that would have more to offer in that respect. This is only one example more could be cited. Not everything a person wants is going to be easily available to them.

    There are plenty of gambling establishment in the country and with Indian gaming more being developed.
     
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    Nah there is no war, its all in your head. Nobody has put up enough money to start a casino in Texas or believe me there would be one. I guess its tough luck for you, he? I would suggest moving to a more gambling friendly state.
     
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    Excellent post! Here in Maryland the governor wants to put in slots and the people say no. What fucking war is he talking about? Its nonexistent.
     

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