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There are 14 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 23, 2008, titled Buffett won't bail out losers at slots parlor. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

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Jim

United States

#1 Sep 23, 2008
You are so right. And don't forget the myriad of tax payer funded services that will be heaped upon them. The anti-slots advocacy groups need to get moving with ads explaining simply which way to answer the ignornant wording on the ballot if you are opposed to slots.
mike

Dundalk, MD

#2 Sep 23, 2008
your argument des not hold water.....do you really think their are all these compulsive gamblers sitting around not gambling. but will be unleashed as soon as we get slots. your logic is the same as if gay marriage is allowed all straight men and woman will go gay. or legalize marijuanna and everybody will start getting high.........these things go on with or without laws or assistence
Richard K

Cockeysville, MD

#3 Sep 23, 2008
You are asolutely correct Mike. I'm not very keen on Annapolis getting its hands on this latest "slush fund" to curb their appetites for big government BUT this state cannot sit idle when neighoring states are taking dollars away from MD citizens when they could and should be kept at home. If you are a gambler today then you are already making trips to WV, PA and DE. Adding slots to local areas will not make you a gambler. This should have happened years ago when Ehrlich pushed for it.

Now doing all this through a constitutional ammendment.... that's another story for the lame representatives we have in Annapolis.
Les J

United States

#4 Sep 23, 2008
We already have LEGAL GAMBLING in Maryland.
#1 The Lottery
#2 BINGO
#3 Horse Racing.
The slot business in West Virginia and Delaware is already taking MILIIONS of dollars from Maryland tax payers.
The law for slots should be written that all of the money goes to a certain cause and none to the General Fund where the idiot politicians can do as they please with it.
One of the big problems already is the motor fuel taxes they are used for everything but what they are intended for.
WAKE UP AMERICA we have a chance to get rid of the career politicians every 4 years, but they are continuoslly voted back into some office.
Surf52

Baltimore, MD

#5 Sep 23, 2008
The casinos are underwritng the cost of a bus trip to Atlantic City and Dover now. You essentially ride free.

If there are so many compulsive gamblers among us, with all of the state sponsored gaming lottery products, plus horse racing, and these free trips, if they feel the need to gamble, they already are.

Maryland already has the social costs and is reaping none of the benefits.

If you want to oppose slots, and it's certainly your right to do so, and for very valid reasons, fine. Just leave the melodramatic emotions out of it. It doesn't help your cause.
verycreative

Baltimore, MD

#6 Sep 23, 2008
Surf52 wrote:
The casinos are underwritng the cost of a bus trip to Atlantic City and Dover now. You essentially ride free.
If there are so many compulsive gamblers among us, with all of the state sponsored gaming lottery products, plus horse racing, and these free trips, if they feel the need to gamble, they already are.
Maryland already has the social costs and is reaping none of the benefits.
If you want to oppose slots, and it's certainly your right to do so, and for very valid reasons, fine. Just leave the melodramatic emotions out of it. It doesn't help your cause.
Dear surf52,

No melodramatic emotions here-just asking you to think long term-would you want to live in LasVegas? How about Atlantic City? Do you really think that having legalized slots and casinos in Maryland will make it a better place to live?
Surf52

Baltimore, MD

#7 Sep 23, 2008
verycreative wrote:
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Dear surf52,
No melodramatic emotions here-just asking you to think long term-would you want to live in LasVegas? How about Atlantic City? Do you really think that having legalized slots and casinos in Maryland will make it a better place to live?
My family's from Atlantic City. Murder rate's less than Baltimore.
BigWillie

United States

#8 Sep 23, 2008
Les J wrote:
We already have LEGAL GAMBLING in Maryland.
#1 The Lottery
#2 BINGO
#3 Horse Racing.
The slot business in West Virginia and Delaware is already taking MILIIONS of dollars from Maryland tax payers.
The law for slots should be written that all of the money goes to a certain cause and none to the General Fund where the idiot politicians can do as they please with it.
One of the big problems already is the motor fuel taxes they are used for everything but what they are intended for.
WAKE UP AMERICA we have a chance to get rid of the career politicians every 4 years, but they are continuoslly voted back into some office.
The fact is if MD legalize gay marriage tomorrow, there would be thousands at court houses around the state getting married. When we legalize slots, there will be thousands ready to gamble. I do not have a problem with slots, I have a problem with our slots bill. Why should millionaire horsemen and billionaire track onwers reap 40+% of the profits. We should offer a company a small management fee, say 10-15% of profits to run the slots for us. Keep the other 85-90%. Plus if 10 years from now we find out that slots are ruining our lifes, we can get rid of them with a sign of a pin. Under this current bill, we are stuck with them forever.
magicman

Richmond, TX

#9 Sep 23, 2008
Les J wrote:
We already have LEGAL GAMBLING in Maryland.
#1 The Lottery
#2 BINGO
#3 Horse Racing.
The slot business in West Virginia and Delaware is already taking MILIIONS of dollars from Maryland tax payers.
The law for slots should be written that all of the money goes to a certain cause and none to the General Fund where the idiot politicians can do as they please with it.
One of the big problems already is the motor fuel taxes they are used for everything but what they are intended for.
WAKE UP AMERICA we have a chance to get rid of the career politicians every 4 years, but they are continuoslly voted back into some office.
Well said
Mike B

Waynesboro, PA

#10 Sep 23, 2008
stop playing big brother , if someone wants to gamble HIS or HER hard earned money it is their right to do so and no one elses business are we not all just way too tired of other people telling us what we can and can't do when it hurts no one else, give it a bleeping break!!!
Slots

United States

#11 Sep 23, 2008
If a person is going to gamble, at least give them a safe place to do so. Gambling goes on at private parties, bars, on the streets, etc. where if something goes wrong, someone pulls a gun on someone. Not saying it can't happen in a casino, but the chances are smaller. But if someone wants to gamble, they're going to do it regardless if the laws in place. It's like an alcoholic - if an alcoholic doesn't have $$ to buy booze, they find other alternatives.
verycreative

Dallas, TX

#12 Sep 23, 2008
Surf52 wrote:
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My family's from Atlantic City. Murder rate's less than Baltimore.
I am sure there are some nice places in Atlantic City but I have been in Atlantic City and let me tell you-Atlantic city is no Baltimore. One of the main reason for Baltimore's high murder rate is the drug activity in West Baltimore. We must work to reduce or eliminate the drug selling there.
verycreative

Dallas, TX

#13 Sep 23, 2008
Mike B wrote:
stop playing big brother , if someone wants to gamble HIS or HER hard earned money it is their right to do so and no one elses business are we not all just way too tired of other people telling us what we can and can't do when it hurts no one else, give it a bleeping break!!!
Mike,

Given your logic, would you then be favorable to legalized prostitution? How about legalized drugs? Legalized cock or dog fighting? There has got to be a limit!
mike

Dundalk, MD

#14 Sep 23, 2008
verycreative wrote:
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Mike,
Given your logic, would you then be favorable to legalized prostitution? How about legalized drugs? Legalized **** or dog fighting? There has got to be a limit!
no morality laws......

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