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Starved State Budgets Inspire New Look At Web Gambling

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/business/states-study-online-gambling-to-bring-needed-revenue.html?ref=business

The District of Columbia is not thrilled that its residents are traveling to Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to gamble in casinos. Starved for cash, like states across the country, the district wants some of the millions in revenue that gambling generates each year.

So district officials want residents to gamble closer to home — inside their homes, actually. Or in cafes, restaurants and bars. By year’s end the district hopes to introduce an Internet gambling hub that would allow Washington residents to play blackjack, poker and other casino-style games.

“They can do it from Starbucks, a restaurant, bar or hotel, or from a private residence,” said Buddy Roogow, executive director of the D.C. Lottery, who expects the new games to eventually raise $9 million a year. “That’s real money in D.C.”

Excellent plan, we can gamble our way to wealth......

The bigger revenue generator would be drugs.

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Another step in the Wests ultimate decline.

The Western economies are essentially eating themselves now. Nothing else left to consume.

Our politicians seem to think that in doing "whatever it takes" to prop up this system, they are helping. Whereas they are actually perpetuating the destruction.

Sadly, the politicians seem to lack the imagination to simply try a brand new system, where productive, sustainable, socially beneficial behaviour is encouraged, not discouraged.

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Another step in the Wests ultimate decline.

The Western economies are essentially eating themselves now. Nothing else left to consume.

Our politicians seem to think that in doing "whatever it takes" to prop up this system, they are helping. Whereas they are actually perpetuating the destruction.

Sadly, the politicians seem to lack the imagination to simply try a brand new system, where productive, sustainable, socially beneficial behaviour is encouraged, not discouraged.

Yep they are going to create an even bigger and more painful collapse, which of course they'll then be able to help fix...

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