Hawaii lucky to be free from gambling

Hawaii lucky to be free from gambling

There are 84 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 9, 2008, titled Hawaii lucky to be free from gambling. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

A new study has concluded that gambling shares chemical reactions similar to cocaine in addiction by some people.

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Waipahu Pinoy

Kaneohe, HI

#86 May 12, 2008
I support Gambling as an excellent means to finance our government's critical programs such as education, mental health, elderly care, health and human services. The .5% percent of our state's population who will become, (some already said they exists), pathological gamblers due to the legalization of gambling in Hawaii can be serviced along with the other mental health receipients in the state. This editorial did not because the editor can not, without reliable research and data, do a cost and benefit analysis, yet it wrongly concludes that gambling does not have a net benefit to the people of Hawaii.
Char Siu Bao Girl

AOL

#87 May 12, 2008
We should keep the revenues within the state instead of supporting the people of Nevada. Gambling does has its ill effects, but is beneficial in many other ways. Economically, the money generated, funds many need programs that our youth utilizes. A multitude of jobs would also help the unemployed and light rail would not be such a large issue if tax dollars were dispursed through the coffers from the gambling tax. Support gambling in Hawaii!!!!!!!!
Kuleana01

Ewa Beach, HI

#88 Sep 11, 2012
Mahu wrote:
I think "Ronnie" Ching died in prison. And so did "Nappy" Pulawa. I was going to say, once legalized gambling is on the table again for the legislature to vote on, let's see who gets released from prison this time around. I think there's some young bloods who'll get out early as a consequence.
A'ole, Nappy is alive and well.
Redumlican Demonsplat

United States

#89 Oct 4, 2012
Rhino wrote:
Gambling already exists in Hawaii. It just isn't taxed now. Very naive editorial. I am neutral about it coming to Hawaii. It is something that the people should be able to vote on. I do believe that once Native Hawaiians get a nation within a nation and Senator Inouye retires, that legalized casinos will be in Hawaii.
Everything is setup for the Vegas lobby because they know that especially Asian people, like to gamble and the Vegas mob ain't gonna let it go (too profitable).

If people from Hawaii would quit going to Vegas, maybe we could have a state lottery to support our schools.

But, nooooooooo!!!!!!! prosperity might be too good. Hawaii always seems to come out the loser no matter who is in office.

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