Gov. Perdue Signs Sweepstakes Ban

There are 23 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Jul 21, 2010, titled Gov. Perdue Signs Sweepstakes Ban. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

The North Carolina Legislature voted Wednesday to attempt to make clear again that a 2006 ban on video poker also applies to computer-based sweepstakes games found at businesses inside strip malls and old storefronts statewide.

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Boomer

Denver, NC

#25 Sep 17, 2010
Speaking from experience.It's a good thing to get rid of the sweep stakes & video poker.They say gambling is more addict than cigs & herion.I think that's true.From my expierence I've never had any use for drugs & rarely drink.My problems w/ video poker started 7yrs ago.unfortunately my dad got me started & I let it happen.I just know I've wasted 1000's of dollars lied to my love ones in the past.Yeah,I agree w/ alot of points about our screwed up government having no right to tell us what to do.That fact is all these gambling places are doing is ripping people off.They don't even pay out like they once did.Bills don't get paid.Meds don't get bought.Why because gambling becomes an addiction for alot of people.
speakup2

Pilot Mountain, NC

#26 Sep 17, 2010
Boomer wrote:
Speaking from experience.It's a good thing to get rid of the sweep stakes & video poker.They say gambling is more addict than cigs & herion.I think that's true.From my expierence I've never had any use for drugs & rarely drink.My problems w/ video poker started 7yrs ago.unfortunately my dad got me started & I let it happen.I just know I've wasted 1000's of dollars lied to my love ones in the past.Yeah,I agree w/ alot of points about our screwed up government having no right to tell us what to do.That fact is all these gambling places are doing is ripping people off.They don't even pay out like they once did.Bills don't get paid.Meds don't get bought.Why because gambling becomes an addiction for alot of people.
So because YOU can't control yourself , everyone else is suppose to suffer???? If people want to gamble, who cares..If you drive a car everyday you are taking a gamble.
Citizen

Sylva, NC

#27 Oct 4, 2012
If you close them close Harrahs in NC. There are more addicts there then anywhere.

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