'Sweepstakes' arcade games confiscated

Sep 29, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

Is a sweepstakes arcade game, which are Las Vegas-style blackjack, poker, and others offering a payout of up to $5,000, considered gambling ? This is the issue behind the confiscation of more than 75 gaming machines yesterday at " Winner's Zone " arcades around the island.

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wcc

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Sep 29, 2012
 
who is or are behind confiscating gaming machines
and how much are they getting paid for doing so????

leave the people alone to decide whether they
want to gamble or not and concentrate on
drug pushers and stopping drugs from entering
here.

life is so-o short and let the people have a
little enjoyment. not everyone can afford to
leave this island for a little entertainment.
Hyena

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Sep 29, 2012
 

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Guess what IRS is waiting in the wings too. Har-har-har-har.

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The gaming house are where the drug dealers hang out. Round them up while you're there, HPD.
las

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Sep 30, 2012
 
drug dealers hang out in gaming houses?; then
lv and all the 48 states that have gambling must be full of them. anywhere they have gambling
people say there are seedy looking people, so we
gamblers must all look seedy except for non-gamblers.

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las wrote:
drug dealers hang out in gaming houses?; then
lv and all the 48 states that have gambling must be full of them. anywhere they have gambling
people say there are seedy looking people, so we
gamblers must all look seedy except for non-gamblers.
Same way at the chicken fights too. That's where to go for guns and drugs.
Nobody Wins

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I've lived in places that allow various forms of gambling from the lottery to casinos. Nobody wins.

It is really simple economics. Everyone has necessities such as food and shelter. Poor people have money for these (maybe) and wealthy people have money for these plus luxuries. When someone doesn't have money for necessities, society steps in (through both public and private means) to share the burden.

Gambling targets the poor. Thus, most of the people spending their money on gambling are spending money that they would otherwise spend on necessity thereby creating a greater burden for society.

There are two common arguments for gambling. First is the idea expressed in the OP that it is an individual choice. I agree that what you do with your money is an individual choice, but if all of society is sharing the expense, it is no longer your individual choice. In that case, society has every right to decide that gambling is a bad idea and restrict it.

The next argument is always that it will benefit everyone through tax revenue. This makes no economic sense. If a person gambles away their money for necessities and society then must cover what they lack, there is no profit from tax revenues. It is just (as the saying goes) robbing Peter to pay Paul.

People will say, "if you don't like gambling, then don't play." The fact is, if gambling exists where I pay taxes, contribute to charity, etc. then I've lost without even playing.

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Oct 13, 2012
 
There is enough corruption in Honolulu already without adding gambling to the mix. The politicians ALWAYS have their hands out, so we shouldn't tempt the corrupt bastids to make it worse than it already is. Hawaii politician is the only job where you can get into a job that pays $60,000 a year and within six months you're a multi-millionaire, no questions asked.

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