Internet gambling bill to keep out Indian casino gambling

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  • very concerned Sandy, UT
    Feb. 9, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    Gambling is a scourge.

    It is addictive. I have seen it ruin families when one spouse cannot control it and the rest of the family suffers serious financial hardships because of his/her habit.

    I always wonder why people go for gambling, especially organized gambling. The odds are always calculated and set to be in favor of the house. Sure, you may win now and then, but with the odds stacked, in the long run, you lose.

    Make no mistake, organized gambling is a business, with profit margins, marketing, return on investment, etc. Those casinos in Las Vegas were not built, and do not stay open, by losing money in a game of *chance*. They make a hefty profit. Neither do they pay the electric bills for those massive lighted signs by giving away free money. To think one will go get something for nothing by gambling is unrealistic.

  • dave Park City, UT
    Feb. 9, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    "I think that defines who we and what we are as a state"

    So much for individual freedom. This comment is very telling how some people want state intrusion in our personal lives. These are big-brother, big-government supporters.

    Conservatives in name only.

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 9, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    This story leaves out the fact that the bill recruits ISPs to spy on your internet traffic, to make sure you are behaving. That's a rather important piece of information you may want to report on.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 8, 2012 11:21 p.m.

    If I've heard the legislature correctly for years and years is that we need less government in our lives. I guess that is until we need more government in our lives, right? Why doesn't their beloved "free market" get to decide if casinos will be profitable in Utah and on Indian Reservations in Utah?