Your view on casino gambling in New England

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    Your view on casino gambling in New England

    As Massachusetts moves toward adding three casinos that lawmakers hope will help fill state coffers and now that NH is considering at least one casino in the southern part of the state, we wondered if your opinion on casinos has changed. Do you think casinos will bring bring the revenue that state officials are counting on? Will it mean more crime in New England? Is state-approved gambling just a bad idea? Share your thoughts.

     
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    Re: Your view on casino gambling in New England

    The fears of crime are overstated; but its completely manageable with diligence.

    The direct revenue will have been overstated; but if done well the secondary revenue stream to local businesses will be good for business growth.

    Gambling is coming so the government is smart to get their arms around it early; NH will have a Casino up and running beore Mass.

      

     
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    Re: Your view on casino gambling in New England

    NH will do it quicker than MA because there are fewer people in the NH legislature that will be expecting bribes and favors to get it done. 

    In MA getting a big project done is almost impossible because just when you thought you paid everybody off another election hits and a whole new group of officials shows up with their hands out.

     
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    Re: Your view on casino gambling in New England

    Casinos are for losers.

    But our society is full of losers, so this is always a great way for governments to make money. Morally wrong , but who gives a damn...right?...like pushing brain numbing reality T.V.,  tobacco products and fast food loaded with salt and trans fat.

    People are stupid in general, give them something that is bad for them, make it cool, exciting or tasty and they will line up for it in droves.

    Prove it's good for them and they don't want it.

     
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    Re: Your view on casino gambling in New England

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

     

    I like the occsional game of texas hold 'em. Does it make me a "loser" that I enjoy it not only with friends, but every once in a while at a casino?


    I'm not so big on huge casinos and certainly wouldn't want one in my backyard. But it'd still be nice to drop in on a low-stakes poker room.

     

     

     




    You aren't necessarily a loser if you enjoy gambling "occasionally."

     

    People who become "addicted" to casinos and gambling are losers. Without a steady flow of losers casinos would fold up...they count on people who go there on a regular basis and leave a decent chunk of their income behind. When you would rather do this than buy your wife and kids something they might like, or take your lady out for a nice dinner then you are a true loser. Guys who spend most of their lives in casions, bars or strip joints are losers. But people gravitate towards these places because it is considered "cool" to drink, gamble and watch naked girls.

    None of this stuff is really so bad, in moderation. When it becomes your lifestyle, you are a loser.

     
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    Re: Your view on casino gambling in New England

    I was one of the lucky ( or perhaps smarter ) ones.

    The extent of my gambling career involved a few years in my late teens/early 20s playing nickle and dime poker ( sounds innocent...but if you are careless, you could easily drop 50-75 dollars on a bad night), and a few awful losing nights at Newport Jai-Lai.

    Perhaps losing a little back in those days ( although 50 bucks meant alot more back in 1977) was a good thing because I learned that the best way to win is not to play. Soon after these years past me by I inherited a healthy sum and thanks to much higher interest rates , I was able to pad my savings and eventually I got a higher paying job.

    If I had become addicted to gambling or alcohol or both, I probably would never have been in position to buy my own house in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood.

    This is the success story I try to pass on to those who think gambling is the way to success.

     

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