Lawmakers Vote to Ban Video Poker Mac...

Lawmakers Vote to Ban Video Poker Machines

There are 60 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Jun 21, 2010, titled Lawmakers Vote to Ban Video Poker Machines. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

North Carolina Senate leaders say business operations where people buy phone or Internet time then play games on computer screens to win cash and prizes should be made illegal.

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Supporter

Greensboro, NC

#1 Jun 21, 2010
Stein is a new Senator and thinks he knows what he is doing. He wants to run for a second term and is going on the "we need to create more jobs" stance. Then he turns around and tries to eliminate jobs. 2 faced liar! Marc Basnight is his buddy in all of this. Make sure that you don't ever vote for these 2 again. They just want to ruin the lives of thousands of hard working people. Regulate it, tax it, get NC out of debt, and do your job and stop babysitting people and let grown adults make up their own mind about how they want to spend their money.
SAD

High Point, NC

#2 Jun 21, 2010
When Clinton enacted the gambling access in Arkansas.(Arkansas is agriculture based).It was a revenue source to assist the state to function during the non=harvest season. It was to help the poor that sometimes used the welfare system during bad harvests, ETC. The statements made included that these Vegas style halls would improve the way of life for all the residents of the state from the influx of tourism dollars.
What was found is that the use of the welfare system increased astronomically it effected the poor in a way that was unexpected or unwanted by the state.
I for one understand the poor of that state we all dream and want the brass ring and with any type of gambling it prays on the poor. I didn't grow with a silver spoon inserted anywhere!?
The people operate these halls to pray on the people who don't have anything in the first place. That make their thirty pieces of silver or they would not be operating in the first place. But my last piece of truth, look in the parking lots at the customers. Look at the vehicles in the lot see the expired tags, broken lights ETC. Who is making the money.
The concern I have is alcohol is an escape, drugs are an escape, gambling is an escape. All are addictive and need to be controlled or negative results will follow. If no one needed help from others-There would be NO Laws in this country!
Kevin

Richmond, VA

#3 Jun 21, 2010
well we have 11% unemployment but by God at least we got this important piece of legislature done with.
Kevin

Richmond, VA

#4 Jun 21, 2010
SAD wrote:
When Clinton enacted the gambling access in Arkansas.(Arkansas is agriculture based).It was a revenue source to assist the state to function during the non=harvest season. It was to help the poor that sometimes used the welfare system during bad harvests, ETC. The statements made included that these Vegas style halls would improve the way of life for all the residents of the state from the influx of tourism dollars.
What was found is that the use of the welfare system increased astronomically it effected the poor in a way that was unexpected or unwanted by the state.
I for one understand the poor of that state we all dream and want the brass ring and with any type of gambling it prays on the poor. I didn't grow with a silver spoon inserted anywhere!?
The people operate these halls to pray on the people who don't have anything in the first place. That make their thirty pieces of silver or they would not be operating in the first place. But my last piece of truth, look in the parking lots at the customers. Look at the vehicles in the lot see the expired tags, broken lights ETC. Who is making the money.
The concern I have is alcohol is an escape, drugs are an escape, gambling is an escape. All are addictive and need to be controlled or negative results will follow. If no one needed help from others-There would be NO Laws in this country!
uh sorry but you're all wrong I have been in one of these a few times and I don't see an over-abundance of the down and out I don't consider people who can drop $50 and not flinch as being poor. That's not to say some poor don't play including me I'm not rich but I know my limits I go in with a specific amount to put in win or lose I walk out without adding more $. Now if you want to talk about who's preying (it's preying not praying by the way) on the poor then look no further than your beloved states lottery which by the way is GAMBLING, MANY MANY more THOUSANDS of poor people play it so if we want to use the preying thing then the lottery needs to be illegal too. I get behind these people at gas stations all the time that look like they need the money they're blowing on them powerball tickets, the lottery as pointed out by house and senate republicans during the war over starting it here is nothing more than poor man's tax.
louis

Angier, NC

#5 Jun 22, 2010
SAD wrote:
When Clinton enacted the gambling access in Arkansas.(Arkansas is agriculture based).It was a revenue source to assist the state to function during the non=harvest season. It was to help the poor that sometimes used the welfare system during bad harvests, ETC. The statements made included that these Vegas style halls would improve the way of life for all the residents of the state from the influx of tourism dollars.
What was found is that the use of the welfare system increased astronomically it effected the poor in a way that was unexpected or unwanted by the state.
I for one understand the poor of that state we all dream and want the brass ring and with any type of gambling it prays on the poor. I didn't grow with a silver spoon inserted anywhere!?
The people operate these halls to pray on the people who don't have anything in the first place. That make their thirty pieces of silver or they would not be operating in the first place. But my last piece of truth, look in the parking lots at the customers. Look at the vehicles in the lot see the expired tags, broken lights ETC. Who is making the money.
The concern I have is alcohol is an escape, drugs are an escape, gambling is an escape. All are addictive and need to be controlled or negative results will follow. If no one needed help from others-There would be NO Laws in this country!
How about you quit spouting off your ignorant, bible thumping, inbred BS, and learn how to SPELL before running off at your ignorant mouth!!! It is PREY, NOT PRAY!!!! MORON!!!

Since: Jan 10

Wheeling, IL

#6 Jun 22, 2010
Sad,
Your liberal position pre-supposes that adults are incapable of caring and making decisions for themselves. You presume that the only way for adults to live safe and happy lives is to have the government care for us and regulate everything that we see and do. Have you no sense of history or memory at all? Remember prohibition and how well that worked? Why are you interested in taking a legal activity and making it illegal and participants criminals? I would not be suprised if you are one of the folks that feels tobacco should be banned and made illegal as well. Let adults make their own decisions and keep the government out of our personal, private lives.
SAD

United States

#7 Jun 22, 2010
louis wrote:
<quoted text>How about you quit spouting off your ignorant, bible thumping, inbred BS, and learn how to SPELL before running off at your ignorant mouth!!! It is PREY, NOT PRAY!!!! MORON!!!
I have found that when someone does not agree with a post and they have no rebuttle the one thing they will do it pull out spell check.
I may be all the things you have listed, but like you am Entitled to my openion and have given it. If a spelling our grammar error occurs so be it.
I have been told that true ignorance is the inability to seen nothing but your own opinion! good luck to you all.
You dont make rules to govern the informed!
SAD

United States

#8 Jun 22, 2010
Blue Dog Dem wrote:
Sad,
Your liberal position pre-supposes that adults are incapable of caring and making decisions for themselves. You presume that the only way for adults to live safe and happy lives is to have the government care for us and regulate everything that we see and do. Have you no sense of history or memory at all? Remember prohibition and how well that worked? Why are you interested in taking a legal activity and making it illegal and participants criminals? I would not be suprised if you are one of the folks that feels tobacco should be banned and made illegal as well. Let adults make their own decisions and keep the government out of our personal, private lives.
Know thats a rebuttle and a good point. The only thing iI can say is the majority of our state did not want the lottery it was inacted behind our back. By the way I have a dip in know(smile). Point non the less
farmer

Winston Salem, NC

#9 Jun 22, 2010
It's OK for the State Gov!!! to have gambling legal BUT let the general public try and get in on the MONEY machine and it's illegal? Everyone in office either local or state level needs to be out of a job. None of them have a clue as to what the PEOPLE of this state wants, it's all about them. The poor are only going to drop what the can afford, just go into one of these places and see who drops most of the money. I'm going to do my part come election time and vote anyone in office out.
louis

Angier, NC

#10 Jun 22, 2010
SAD wrote:
<quoted text>
Know thats a rebuttle and a good point. The only thing iI can say is the majority of our state did not want the lottery it was inacted behind our back. By the way I have a dip in know(smile). Point non the less
What a pathetic dumb ass we have here. Why don't you quit trying to communicate (and showing your ignorance while doing so) and go back to school and LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!
Cat20

Greensboro, NC

#11 Jun 22, 2010
The only reason they want to ban this is because they have not figured out how to get their cut of the money.
SAD

United States

#12 Jun 22, 2010
louis wrote:
<quoted text>What a pathetic dumb **** we have here. Why don't you quit trying to communicate (and showing your ignorance while doing so) and go back to school and LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!
And you wonder why your husband drinks an no one came to your birthday party. your a sad lady. aparently your gambling establishment is being shut Its O.K. I beleive you have a bright future breaking legs for a loan shark or selling drugs. I realise you are a female and need the last word so youll have it but, try not to die alone you self obsorbed old witch.
louis

Angier, NC

#13 Jun 22, 2010
SAD wrote:
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And you wonder why your husband drinks an no one came to your birthday party. your a sad lady. aparently your gambling establishment is being shut Its O.K. I beleive you have a bright future breaking legs for a loan shark or selling drugs. I realise you are a female and need the last word so youll have it but, try not to die alone you self obsorbed old witch.
MY GOD!!!!! ENOUGH already!! Please sign up for some English classes, you IGNORANT piece of human excrement!!!!!
joe average

Winston Salem, NC

#14 Jun 22, 2010
These type of "games" including the lottery are just a tax on the stupid. So, keep paying for my child's college education. I thank you for your donation.

Since: Jan 10

Wheeling, IL

#15 Jun 22, 2010
SAD wrote:
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Know thats a rebuttle and a good point. The only thing iI can say is the majority of our state did not want the lottery it was inacted behind our back. By the way I have a dip in know(smile). Point non the less
You are correct. The citizens of NC should have been given the opportunity to vote on the "education" lottery, instead of the dirty tricks and backroom dealing that got it passed. Amazing that the voters of our state have such short memories when it comes election time.
joe average

Winston Salem, NC

#16 Jun 22, 2010
Ease up louis. You do realize that without u we see lois.
louis

Angier, NC

#17 Jun 22, 2010
joe average wrote:
Ease up louis. You do realize that without u we see lois.
Lois is my beautiful common law wife!!
D R Hopkins Jr

Albemarle, NC

#18 Jun 22, 2010
These machines should go along with the low lifes that that run the "sweepstakes cafes".
Its my Money

Bennettsville, SC

#19 Jun 22, 2010
I don't understand why people are so judgemental against people who enjoy playing at these establishments. I work for MY money and I should be able to spend MY money any way I see fit. For the comment about the junk cars with dead tags....I drive a 2010 Camaro sweetie :o) My friends that I play with don't either. We spend 10 buck and enjoy each others company for a couple of hours while playing a game of Keno. It's relaxing and its fun. The owners and the employees are great people. you should try it sometime.
Its my Money

Bennettsville, SC

#20 Jun 22, 2010
Has anyone here read this Bill or the Amendment??

Will this have any effect on the other games such as Mickey D's Monopoly game? I could be reading it wrong.

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