Opponents look to kill bill allowing ...

Opponents look to kill bill allowing casinos, slots

There are 4 comments on the The Wichita Eagle story from Apr 2, 2007, titled Opponents look to kill bill allowing casinos, slots. In it, The Wichita Eagle reports that:

“Hundreds of millions of dollars will be taken out of our economy.”

Supporters of expanded gambling held off one attempt Wednesday to kill a bill authorizing casinos in four areas and slot machines at dog and horse tracks in three cities but quickly faced another attempt. via The Wichita Eagle

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Betty Herwig

Overland Park, KS

#1 Apr 3, 2007
I'm glad there are others trying to stop the insane idea of Kansas owned gambling of every sort, casinos and slot machines to be run by the government, even if it is illegal for government employees to operate them. Knowing two women personally, whose husbands lost their homes for them through gambling, only tells me that Kathleen Sebelius is out of touch with the citizens, or refuses to listen to those opposing the casinos.
Overland Park Resident

Overland Park, KS

#2 Apr 9, 2007
Even if Kansas does not have gambling, people will take their money to Missouri or other place where it is legal. Learning the art of self-restraint rather than condeming a whole sector of business which would by its presence benefit the state funding issue is crazy. Maybe your friends husbands should have dialed 1-800-BETS-OFF.
Sarah

Wichita, KS

#3 Apr 11, 2007
Overland Park Resident wrote:
Even if Kansas does not have gambling, people will take their money to Missouri or other place where it is legal. Learning the art of self-restraint rather than condeming a whole sector of business which would by its presence benefit the state funding issue is crazy. Maybe your friends husbands should have dialed 1-800-BETS-OFF.
Couldn't have put it better myself

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#4 Apr 12, 2007
Like the mistake prohibition was, having so many inane restrictions on gambling is a mistake. Our nation is about taking personal responsibility for ourselves. Whatever happened to 'rugged individualism'?

I believe the puritanical scruples are still with us today in overrestrictions on our liberties. This is especially noted in states like KS.

It's a shame, really.

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