The Official Arena Thread Part 6
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01-06-2013, 08:58 AM
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If built up properly like it is in BC, then yeah, it wouldn't really take away from other gambling. It's something that gamblers in BC just grab a handful of tickets for, and then either go to their table games or slots and forget about them until they are ready to leave, then go check their tickets.
Keno in BC was in the same spot it was here, making no money. Then they converted it into something that supports the Canucks, and all of a sudden people came out to play it. People are a lot more passionate about sports teams then you might think.
I think I agree that it's possible if done well. Look at the 50-50 draws at sporting events, over a short time they pull in a significant amount of cash and it's not taking away from other gambling revenues. It ends up being a tax on sports fans. Put it in sports bars and dont price it to high and it becomes something you just drop a couple bucks on now and then, more like a lotto ticket than VLT's or Casino games.
I do think the Wildrose are being hypocritical and trying to score political points for bringing the idea forward but it could work, the question is what happens if the revenues fall short?
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