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    Quote Originally Posted by Shennanigans View Post
    There should be one state with legal gambling, pot and prostitution. I shall name it "New Disneyland ".
    Did you know that Disneyworld is actually its own legal municipality?

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    Moral panic. Banning of vices never works, point of fact.
    Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
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    I'm sure the vice aspect of it is a pretty big part, but when I hear talk of legalizing casinos NOT on Indian land the cons have more to do with communities being scared of casinos bringing in organized crime. Most of the arguments against that I see relate to that...an overall increase in organized, crime, crime in general that casinos bring in.

    True or untrue...that's mostly the more vocal concern.
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    They say the house always win because it does. People can win but people have a hard time stopping; it's addictive. Now when you have an addictive culture ruin families financially, who picks up the bill? The people who didn't gamble; taxpayers. Why risk it when you dont need to? I'm glad it's banned in alot of areas. I know the Cherokee in NC have a casino and it is highly successful and I believe it is the best approach in this state. You have to travel some distance to a place you cant live in and the stakes are moderate to low as regulated. This to me gives the perfect background for a gambling location.

    If you cant keep control, then gambling is bad. You may think it is none of our business how someone conducts themself but like I said who will take care of people who blow all their money in an hour? I dont want to be stuck with that bill. Of course, people can control themselves and I for example fill up a styrofoam cup full of quarters and just play slots. I even leave my debit card behind so I cannot be tempted further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOak View Post
    See thread title

    I'm just curious and have never been interested in gambling until recently.
    Because a lot of our laws are "morality" laws dictated by one church or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    Moral panic. Banning of vices never works, point of fact.
    I think people start getting into too many absolutes. I mean Prohibition did lower drinking rates. It just wasn't worth it the cost. Our efforts at curbing smoking have had pretty dramatic effects as well.
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    because it is a non taxed transaction in those states

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shennanigans View Post
    There should be one state with legal gambling, pot and prostitution. I shall name it "New Disneyland ".
    +1

    Cheers for the laugh mate

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    The reason it is illegal in some states still is because of religion, mainly Christianity. It talks somewhere in the Bible about how gambling is a sin.

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    Gambling is just scamming anyway be glad its illegal where you live, lots of people here get addicted to it and sell everyting they own even their houses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taftvalue View Post
    MMOs are just scamming anyway be glad its illegal where you live, lots of people here get addicted to it and sell everyting they own even their houses
    Lemme make a little alteration and see how that changes things.

    Furthermore, if you think it being illegal affects anything positively rather than just driving things underground into worse conditions (Ursuric loan sharks, organized crime, etc.), I have a bridge to sell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masark View Post
    Lemme make a little alteration and see how that changes things.

    Furthermore, if you think it being illegal affects anything positively rather than just driving things underground into worse conditions (Ursuric loan sharks, organized crime, etc.), I have a bridge to sell you.
    how is an mmo scamming, theres a monthly fee, and that's it. I know that prohibition isnt always the solution and I realize that the war on drugs is in vain, however I imagine managing a whole underground casino is quite hard and there will definitely be less people scammed (however some will be scammed probably even worse, or killed )
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