Pro-Gambling Commercial Sparks Debate

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Governor Bob Riley and pro-gambling lobbyists are butting heads over gambling laws.

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lau

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Feb 14, 2010
 

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why is bingo bad? i've played bingo all my life. as a kid with my own bingo set, bingo parties and such. how does my enjoying bingo hurt anybody. people will not be forced to play. its a game, it fun and its my money i'm playing with not yours. lets play bingo! talk about a constipated government! geeze
lau

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has anybody told the catholics that bingo/horse racing ( betting ) is a sin!
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Big Rig Driver

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lau wrote:
has anybody told the catholics that bingo/horse racing ( betting ) is a sin!
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BAD example. They use real alcohol for communion and approve of drinking it at home.
T-Girl

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#46
Feb 15, 2010
 
hey lau & Big Rig Driver What do the two of you do
behind closed doors. Maybe, big rig driver, you drink while you drive that rig. Like I have said before, the church needs to but out. I'm all for gambling. It's my money and no one else has given it to me. I do not approve of dog tracks because of the inhumane treatment of the animals. If only you knew what they do to them.
Big Rig Driver

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It's my money and no one else has given it to me.

Its NOT YOUR money when you win it. It is just money you did NOT EARN.

I work for a living and is all you need to do unless you want to be homeless.

You think Alabama wants MORE homeless in Alabama???
T-Girl

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#48
Feb 15, 2010
 
Big Rig Driver: Get off your high horse. I've
worked for 48 years and don't ever say it was not
money earned, whether I work for it or not. I've put enough money into this country and still am.
If you think you will never be homeless because you
work, think again. Everything you are working for can be taken away from you in the blink of an eye
and you won't even have your rig to live in.
trvlntoms

Huntsville, AL

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There must be more to this than meets the eye. It's politics...crooked business. The one thing that gambling does do is provide jobs. Victoryland and the Greentrack provide many jobs. In Greene County,the Greenetrack is a major source of employment, but we wont mention that it is a 80% Black county. Now, we wouldn't want to help them be able to feed their families, would we. Legalize gambling, provide employment, help our state.
Proud Charger

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As long as someone is responsible with it, it is their money to spend if they want to play the slots. You should count the money as a loss and not intend to gain anything but a good time. For the Catholic-bashing folk, God does not approve of overextending yourself whether it's with a bottle of Jack or a deck of cards. Make an informed decision before you indulge in either. God also wouldn't approve of claiming your denomination superior to anyone else's. I play the TN lottery all the time, but I'm not skipping a meal or witholding medication from my kid to do so. You can't assume everyone is too stupid to know what they're doing, so don't pass legislation that pretends such a thing. Show me the statistics and let me make the decision for myself.
T-Girl

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#51
Feb 16, 2010
 
Proud Charger: You are so on the mark!!! Every discussion so quickly gets off the topic with religion, race, northeners and O'Bama. Does it really matter what religion you are, what your race is, where your from or who you voted for? I think not. We are citizens of the U.S.A., where this country was founded with the blood, sweat and tears of Irish, German, Scottish, Italian, Jewish,
Blacks, etc. I'm sure you bashers didn't hatch out of an egg. You had to come from someone. If not get in your UFO and get off this planet.
Apollonius

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#52
Feb 17, 2010
 
I would much rather go to a casino on a Sunday than a silly church.

It's not something that needs a vote. I don't want a bunch of clueless bible-thumpers deciding what I can or can't do.
Saban fan

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Feb 17, 2010
 
Apollonius wrote:
I would much rather go to a casino on a Sunday than a silly church.
It's not something that needs a vote. I don't want a bunch of clueless bible-thumpers deciding what I can or can't do.
We're not keeping you from going elsewhere to do whatever you want... Vegas may be the place for you. Almost everything is legal there. Need help packing???
Apollonius

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I used to spend 2 months a year in Vegas. It was fun.

I came out way ahead on slot machines, won $1,500 one time.

Most things are easy to get, but it's hard to find good weed.
just wondering

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#55
Feb 18, 2010
 
In light of what's going on in High Schools and now colleges, aren't we gambling with the lives of our children? If gambling in Alabama is illegal, fix this problem. I'll wager a fair amount if there is a chance of winning. Of course I would like a quick return instead of installments over 20 years.
Wifey

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#56
Feb 19, 2010
 
When the idea of lottery came up, Alabama said NO WAY, it's terrible, it causes problems, etc... So Tennessee got lottery tickets, they also got Alabama citizen's money that could have gone to our schools, taxes, roads and revenue.The same thing goes for Mississippi, how many people do you know that go to Tunica to spend their money, and from what I've seen, the area near the casinos is a nice and newer area. I think the people should be able to vote, but I'm not sure it will help because you will always have the people that don't want it here, but want to drive to Tunica or Tennessee to spend their money. To each their own and whether or not you believe gambling is "right" or "wrong" I think it's about time we see for ourselves if it brings money to the state or not. There will always be problems and every state will always need more money, but hey, who doesn't right? I feel as though it could really help our state and we should be able to decide if we want to take that chance.
Wifey

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Feb 19, 2010
 
Proud Charger wrote:
As long as someone is responsible with it, it is their money to spend if they want to play the slots. You should count the money as a loss and not intend to gain anything but a good time. For the Catholic-bashing folk, God does not approve of overextending yourself whether it's with a bottle of Jack or a deck of cards. Make an informed decision before you indulge in either. God also wouldn't approve of claiming your denomination superior to anyone else's. I play the TN lottery all the time, but I'm not skipping a meal or witholding medication from my kid to do so. You can't assume everyone is too stupid to know what they're doing, so don't pass legislation that pretends such a thing. Show me the statistics and let me make the decision for myself.
I totally agree with you!! You are so right on this. People should make their own choices, and if someone chooses to over indulge themselves in something, they will do it with one thing or another. If people are taking care of their responsibilities, they aren't going to just stop and change their life to gamble. You have to be open minded about things or you don't get very far in life.
FREEDOM JOBS

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oNE OF HIS OWN PEOPLE RESIGNED CAUSE HE WON ENOUGH TO PAY TAXES OTHER WISE HE WOULD HAVE WENT RIGHT ON DOING WHAT HE WAS FIGHTING AND KEEPING IT HID IN ANOTHER STATE GIVING THEM THE MONEY..DONT IMPOSE YOUR BELIEFS ON OTHERS /IF YOU DONT WANT TO GO NO ONE WILL TWIST YOUR ARM AND MAKE YOU GO ,BUT LET ME DO WHAT I WANT AND GET THE JOBS..YOU CAN ONLY HIDE FROM PEOPLE ,,BUT HE SEES YOU IN MISS.YOUR HOME YOUR CHURCH WHEREEVER YOU ARE ARE YOU THAT WEAK MINDED,SENIORS ENJOY THEY GO ON BUSES TO THESE PLACES AND ARE TREATED GOOD ,SOCIALIZE AND ENJOY THEM SELFS NARROW MINDED PEOPLE /TAKE FOOD OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES
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#59
Mar 4, 2010
 
The idea that the State can legislate morality is a denial of the constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, or freedom of or from religion for that matter...there is already legal gambling in Alabama and like they say, in for a penny, in for a pound...
schultz 5

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Mar 6, 2010
 
we have voted and will vote no over and over again if you think ronnie is going to give the state any money you have lost your mind just ask danny gay and sammy hutto he screwed both of them.keep up the good work gov.

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