Monday, December 20, 2004

We either gamble or we don't

We either gamble or we don't: "We either gamble or we don't

Wyoming can't be opposed to gambling and at the same time ignore its presence.

For years, state leaders have adopted a stance that gambling is morally wrong, and that it's wrong for the state to support it. At the same time, games such as electronic bingo and poker tournaments have flourished with little or no regulation.

The state should either have gambling -- along with regulatory oversight and taxes -- or it shouldn't.

A legitimate argument can be made for either perspective.
Games of chance are booming in popularity. Life itself is a game of chance, so it should come as no surprise that our recreational pursuits reflect that uncertainty. The state loses money by not regulating and taxing the gambling that goes on here. It also loses money when residents go out of state to play the lottery or to try "

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