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Show Of Hands December 22nd, 2012 12:00am

Should sports gambling be legal in every state?

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zyga
12/24/12 9:49 am

If you want to throw your money away, be my guest.

ilikepi Somewhere near Japan
12/23/12 8:43 pm

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
-Galatians 5:13

flausa92
12/23/12 12:25 pm

Nevada wants it all

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RayX quit
12/23/12 11:41 am

People on food stamps should be banned from gambling including lottery.

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RayX quit
12/23/12 11:39 am

If it were legal it could be taxed and controlled.

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tdaddy diversity
12/23/12 11:04 am

Yes. People need to develop their own moral code, not a code mandated by legislation. Isn't that why Christians say human beings were given free will, so they could learn the difference between right and wrong on their own?

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/23/12 10:58 am

Sure, it's no worse than a state supported lottery.

jimiscott Survivor
12/23/12 8:55 am

Why not? The lottery is a voluntary tax. Gambling should be legal in any form. The self riotous who preach against it are the ones hiding something.

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babymomma
12/23/12 7:01 am

I think gambling. Drugs. And prostitution should be legal. If people want to spend their money they should be allowed to. They do it anyways.

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Malekithe R lyeh
12/23/12 6:41 am

Because when they do lose it all, they will rely on government to support them?

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rebelfury76 F Trump, F his idiot cult
12/23/12 5:47 am

Because you don't own yourself

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tommysq Chicagoland
12/22/12 10:42 pm

And online. Safer than guns.....ducks for cover.

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Marion Pleasantly Flexible
12/22/12 10:38 pm

There's skill involved in sports betting.

brettshel Bernie Would Have Won
12/22/12 10:22 pm

I'm confused as to why gambling in any form is illegal.

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pashn4rshn Virginia
12/22/12 10:21 pm

yes. But oversight and regulation will need to be strictly maintained.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/22/12 9:56 pm

praet I'd rework it to "Should gambling be legal in the state you currently live in AND any state you might someday move to?" It is, after all, all about me. :)

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JaquesV Bentonville, AR
12/22/12 9:24 pm

Why do I give a shit if idiots want to lose their money on something so stupid?

rebelfury76 F Trump, F his idiot cult
12/22/12 9:21 pm

So instead of the fed dictating you're ok with the state dictating? What sense does that make?

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rebelfury76 F Trump, F his idiot cult
12/22/12 9:20 pm

No, it should be an individual right to choose. Why is a more localised government any less intrusive than a federal one? Stand up for yourself.

rebelfury76 F Trump, F his idiot cult
12/22/12 9:18 pm

No it shouldn't. Why is it the government's business what I do with my money? Especially when many have a state run lottery? Sounds like monopoly control through force, doesn't it?

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rebelfury76 F Trump, F his idiot cult
12/22/12 9:17 pm

Here's the thing folks, its none of your business what someone does with the money the fed allows them to keep. It shouldn't be up to the state either. It's not states rights, its individual rights. Stop thinking you own other people.

praetorianus65
12/22/12 9:03 pm

Ask the few lucky winners - as long as you play for minor sums you won't feel the loss but say a lotto jp you will.

praetorianus65
12/22/12 9:00 pm

I suggest :"Should gambling be legal in YOUR state?" if you want to know about the odds on state level.

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dudley northern Virginia woods
12/22/12 8:55 pm

Should be a states rights issue. Too many issues posed to the central government which ought not to have jurisdiction in such cases.

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PizzaRules
12/22/12 8:36 pm

It should be up to the state..........

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/22/12 8:20 pm

What if I asked: Should sports gambling be legal in Nevada, then asked the question again 49 more times, changing the name of the state each time? Tony's way is about 50 times more efficient. Gambling us already legal in the US, by state. Should it be legal in the states it currently is not?

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praetorianus65
12/22/12 8:09 pm

and "should" is the operative word, it didn't say "would you be okay with if it were" - should is a mandate.

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praetorianus65
12/22/12 8:06 pm

To me, it implies a federal law if you think it should be legal in all states - only that would ensure it.

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susanr Colorado
12/22/12 7:16 pm

...ALL states. That's confusing to me. If I think it's a states' rights thing, why should I want/presume all states would allow it? Personally I DO think it's a states' rights issue, at least until I hear convincing arguments otherwise, but BECAUSE OF THAT, I wouldn't dictate what states do. See?

susanr Colorado
12/22/12 7:13 pm

Well, *I* wasn't completely sure what was intended by the question. If it doesn't imply a federal law, why wouldn't it read something like "should sports gambling be a states' rights issue"? Present wording implies to say yes you'd mean (1) it should be a state thing AND (2) should be legal in...

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/22/12 6:24 pm

Which letter, word, or punctuation mark in this simple eight word question in any way implied involvement at the federal level, or forcing something on states? It could just as well have asked SHOULD gambling be legal everywhere in the world? It's still a yes, even without authority to make it so.

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gonk In a psychology textbook
12/22/12 6:24 pm

It should be a state decision, like most other things. But gambling is silly, anyway. Most of the time, you're going to lose. What's fun about throwing your money away? I work hard for mine. Dunno about the rest of you.

rothbard
12/22/12 6:04 pm

Sports gambling generally isn't rigged. There are even odds to make it more fair.

rothbard
12/22/12 6:03 pm

I'm not giving the government any of my gambling winnings.

jaymc WA
12/22/12 5:55 pm

Exactly why I voted no.

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susanr Colorado
12/22/12 5:43 pm

Is there any significant difference between betting on sports and betting in a casino? Where would the profits of sports betting go? Are there valid reasons NOT to allow sports betting, especially as long as other kinds of betting are allowed? Unless you're Pete Rose, that is.

susanr Colorado
12/22/12 5:38 pm

Are there people who lose at casinos and then blame the government? I'm not aware of that as a problem, but I don't know any heavy gamblers n

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susanr Colorado
12/22/12 5:36 pm

Are there any federal laws regarding gambling, or it is all a states' rights thing? And I'm a little confused about the question - do you guys think it means a federal approval of sports gambling, or just an opinion that all states should allow it? May have to change my vote depending on answers.

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
12/22/12 5:20 pm

Vast minority? I don't think that word means what you think it means.....

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Quinnipiac Here
12/22/12 5:08 pm

Yes, I'm in accord with the majority. Some people are alcoholics, but we're not outlawing alcohol. Why, then, outlaw gambling because of a vast minority of compulsive gamblers?

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OFMafia Oklahoma
12/22/12 5:07 pm

Just like with nearly everything else, it should be each states' right to choose.

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SGTHOOAH
12/22/12 4:38 pm

States should be able to vote on it! Not have the Feds dictate it

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Ace21 Fillmore, San Francisco
12/22/12 4:11 pm

Someone's gambling problem doesn't affect me. Let the states decide

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/22/12 3:55 pm

Agreed. The double standard irritates me more than anything.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/22/12 3:52 pm

Whether the profit goes to private hands or the government.

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Grocker
12/22/12 3:47 pm

I put $2 bets on games that matter to me, with friends/family. Makes it more fun with skin in the game. Not really concerned with the legality of it.

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Grocker
12/22/12 3:42 pm

Gambling isn't listed as a sin in the Bible. Nice how this troll gets all the anti-Christians going. Actually, the disciples cast lots to select who should join their number after the Ascension.

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