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Maryland votes to legalize slots today

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posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 09:10 AM
Now do you think gambling is a good idea or bad? This is too generate revenue of course. They estimate that 600 million dollars a year goes over borders to Delaware and New Jersey.

Now I have lived in a state with legalized gambling, and I didn't see any issues. Of course a lot of it was on reservations, who have their own rules.

But hwo do you feel about it? Do you live in a legalized state and what does it do to your area?

Guess I am not so sure about my decision.

thanks for answering.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 09:13 AM
Well is always those that will have money to burn on a slot machine. I have not problem with states trying to get additional revenue with gambling.

But I with the state of the economy today and people penny pinching I wonder how good they will do.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 09:39 AM
voted yes on slots.
why should marylanders waste their money in delaware or virginia.
they should waste it here in maryland.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 09:55 AM
reply to post by heather65

LOL yes.

But I guess people don't want another atlantic city.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 10:00 AM
Well with the state of the economy any business been brought to the state that generates income will be welcome this days.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 10:01 AM
Must be a bit strange all that?

here in the UK, EVERY pub has a fruit machine (slot) in it and almost every village in every town has a high street bookmaker,

I cant imagine having to drive to a different state to gamble

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 11:33 AM
reply to post by expatwhite


Now a few places here have machines hidden. If you are friends with the owner you can play them.
but yes, I have to go very far to play a slot machine.

It depends on the state. Some states have them, and some don't.

When I lived in AZ, it was nice just to drive a few miles to play a little blackjack.

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 08:56 AM
Just in case anyone is interested, they passed the slots admendment.

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:39 PM
I voted against this.

I just hope that this doesn't cause people to lose all of their money, and, to make them think it's okay by doing it for a just cause.

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:51 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Slot machines are programmed, I know people think they have a system to beat it but it doesn't matter. There is a reason why they call them the one armed bandit. They may as well have blackjack tables and a poker room in MD casinos. I live in AZ and love the fact there is a casino here every twenty minutes or so. I just wish they'd serve free alcohol like Vegas. People can do whatever they want with the money they earn. Wall Street gambles every day with your money and sometimes they lose it all, how's that make you feel?

posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 07:57 AM
too late. baltimore is already at that point.
case in point: the inner harbor. walk a few blocks in either direction and there is poverty afoot and crime to boot.

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