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01-03-2013, 10:41 PM
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Buck Aki Berg
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Originally Posted by bromine View Post
Don't current digital lottery games and other similar gambling devices generate revenue that goes towards public services like health care?

Simply adding more machines will siphon gambling cash used for other more important expenses.
You could say that about anything. Hell, the mere existence of the Flames and Oilers means that the money that Albertans spend on hockey tickets is money that they can't donate to hospitals and other charitable organizations. Should the Flames and Oilers just relocate to Alabama for the good of hospitals across the country?

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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
This is what I was thinking. And encouraging more gambling doesn't sound very responsible either.
If it was the state's responsibility to discourage behavior because someone somewhere might take it too far, then we wouldn't be able to buy booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, medication, caffeine, porn, and junk food. What magically makes this different?

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