FAQ: The Supreme Court allowed states to legalize sports betting. What's next?

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  • ConservativeCommonTater West Valley City, UT
    May 21, 2018 9:37 p.m.

    D Van Duker

    "Before Utah's avant garde start promoting greed, avarice, & sloth, as a great source of government revenue, just how many times has gambling, been touted as a "cheap-fix" to funding state education? Has any lottery ever improved education outcomes anywhere? Tapping into man's base-desires has always seems to generate unintended consequences."

    That question is easy to find. There's this thing called the internet... You can find all kinds of information there, unless you don't want to find it because it doesn't support your POV.

    Georgia for instance gives free college at state colleges/universities for anyone that maintains a B average.

    You can also find that Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, New Mexico, Tennessee, and West Virginia all use lottery money for college students.

    So, that shoots down your claim that lotteries don't provide any educational benefits. This doesn't even cover how much the lotteries cover for K-12.

  • Elsleuith Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 21, 2018 6:16 p.m.

    Trying to get something for nothing. It's not new. I have a friend who bets in Vegas and it has almost destroyed his marriage and he will never retire.

    Betting is for people who don't understand the laws of probability. The house never loses. Really sad.

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 21, 2018 8:18 a.m.

    Dont worry Utahns, you will always be able to bet on the stock market.

  • BradJames Manti, UT
    May 21, 2018 8:02 a.m.

    the Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us we must choose good over evil. I personally believe gambling to be evil but I love to go to the Las Vegas sports books to watch games, and bettors. They are equally entertaining in their sphere. This is going to come down to people controlling themselves or letting excess control their lives. There is no middle ground, it's an all or nothing type thing. On 1280 the Zone the other day, they were talking about pedantic LDS stopping others from sinning. They're exactly right in their criticism of that. Everyone should have the right to sin if they so choose.

  • Flipphone Sandy, UT
    May 18, 2018 8:29 a.m.

    It won't happen in Utah.

  • D Van Duker Syracuse, UT
    May 16, 2018 10:11 a.m.

    If something isn't immoral, the government shouldn't be regulating it. If something is immoral, the government shouldn't seek to benefit from it. -- Andy Rooney.

    Even if one doesn't buy into Andy's libertarian worldview; you at least have to admit, he's not wrong.

    Governments permit most vices and immoral actions. What isn't prohibited by law is typically the lowest common-denominator. What isn't prohibited isn't a defensible moral standard; and, is an abject ethics failure too.

    Before Utah's avant garde start promoting greed, avarice, & sloth, as a great source of government revenue, just how many times has gambling, been touted as a "cheap-fix" to funding state education? Has any lottery ever improved education outcomes anywhere? Tapping into man's base-desires has always seems to generate unintended consequences.

    I personally greet sports-betting with a yawn. Prostitution & gambling are both legal in NV. If that's what you want--go for it; it's your life, not mine. However; if you think that state regulated betting in Utah can come without negative consequences--I'm guessing you "self-medicated" way too much during your last visit to Colorado.

  • Thomas Thompson Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2018 5:41 a.m.

    "What's Next?" In Utah, nothing at all. Gambling is a "moral issue," don't you know?

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    May 15, 2018 1:54 p.m.

    Wow. Las Vegas in all 50 state. Who would have thought- I certainly didn't see that coming. However, don't expect to see all 50 states adopt it, probably just the blue state and any states that need tax dollars, because the states that adopt sports betting are sure to want a piece of the action.