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June 30th, 2021 at 9:46:17 AM permalink
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That's correct, but Alaska has no Government-run state lottery. The Pull Tabs are one of the three forms of Charitable Gaming authorized by the state, with the other two being raffles and Bingo.



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June 30th, 2021 at 12:07:43 PM permalink
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States take their most objectionable source of revenue - lotteries - and make a big show of allocating those funds to schools, senior centers, state parks and other expenditures that are highly popular. But these things would have been funded anyway -simply because they are popular.

Imagine if states said that lottery revenues help to fund "Fact-Finding" trips by state legislators to other states and countries, and renovations of state legislator offices, and state-provided vehicles and perks for legislators and top staff. I believe that this as true -or more true - than the claims that lottery revenues make a difference in the funding of schools, state parks and community centers.



Laws written in stone, that you canít shift lottery funds should be enacted. Or it should have to go through a public ballot initiative before fund shifting can occur.
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June 30th, 2021 at 5:26:53 PM permalink
Apparently the only States without any form of official lottery are Alabama, Utah, Alaska and Nevada.

Utah is obvious (a certain religion that opposes any form of gambling or vice pretty much owns that State), as is Alabama (though from a Christian perspective), Alaska (which I know little about politically, from my personal experience Alaska tends to be all about freedom so I am kind of surprised there is no lottery especially if it promises lower income taxes, but in some ways it is also very religious, so perhaps that is why?), and Nevada (which is the strangest as Nevada is so gambling friendly compared to other States anyway, my only guess is casino don't want competition?)

I find it ironic that out of all the States to ban lotteries, the most relevant one is Nevada which is pretty much known for and associated with gambling (the others, with the possible exception of Alaska, do not surprise me).... My only guess is casino lobbies are against it.... (Or they just make so much tax revenue from casinos that it is not needed, or both....). Its kind of ironic you can have slot banks in gas station stores, but have to cross state lines to buy a mega millions ticket....
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June 30th, 2021 at 5:46:46 PM permalink
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I find it ironic that out of all the States to ban lotteries, the most relevant one is Nevada which is pretty much known for and associated with gambling (the others, with the possible exception of Alaska, do not surprise me)....



I think the gaming business here prefers to not have to compete with the government. Such requests tend to go their way.
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June 30th, 2021 at 7:20:25 PM permalink
Alaska may be due to the state not needing to tax the population because of all the oil revenue.
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June 30th, 2021 at 7:23:13 PM permalink
Quote: Gandler

Apparently the only States without any form of official lottery are Alabama, Utah, Alaska and Nevada.

Utah is obvious (a certain religion that opposes any form of gambling or vice pretty much owns that State), as is Alabama (though from a Christian perspective), Alaska (which I know little about politically, from my personal experience Alaska tends to be all about freedom so I am kind of surprised there is no lottery especially if it promises lower income taxes, but in some ways it is also very religious, so perhaps that is why?), and Nevada (which is the strangest as Nevada is so gambling friendly compared to other States anyway, my only guess is casino don't want competition?)

I find it ironic that out of all the States to ban lotteries, the most relevant one is Nevada which is pretty much known for and associated with gambling (the others, with the possible exception of Alaska, do not surprise me).... My only guess is casino lobbies are against it.... (Or they just make so much tax revenue from casinos that it is not needed, or both....). Its kind of ironic you can have slot banks in gas station stores, but have to cross state lines to buy a mega millions ticket....



You missed Hawaii, though they are considering it. As of right now, the state has NO legal form of gambling---joining only Utah in that respect.
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June 30th, 2021 at 7:24:16 PM permalink
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Alaska may be due to the state not needing to tax the population because of all the oil revenue.



I couldn't explain no drawing games, but when it comes to Instant Tickets, there are some significant issues that could arise with distribution.
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July 1st, 2021 at 7:04:07 AM permalink
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I think the gaming business here prefers to not have to compete with the government. Such requests tend to go their way.



I favor states using scratch tickets as reward for positive behavior as well as a tax collection.

For instance you could earn a couple scratch tickets for not having any traffic violations or accidents for a year. Or for never letting your car insurance lapse for a 5 year period. Or being under a certain certain utilities usage in resource critical areas.
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July 1st, 2021 at 7:18:45 AM permalink
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I favor states using scratch tickets as reward for positive behavior as well as a tax collection.

For instance you could earn a couple scratch tickets for not having any traffic violations or accidents for a year. Or for never letting your car insurance lapse for a 5 year period. Or being under a certain certain utilities usage in resource critical areas.



I am intrigued.

Does the officer at the random stop walk back to your car, return your documents, and say "Looks like your insurance is current and all your lights work, here's $4 in scratchers, stay safe and good luck"?
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July 1st, 2021 at 7:37:05 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

I am intrigued.

Does the officer at the random stop walk back to your car, return your documents, and say "Looks like your insurance is current and all your lights work, here's $4 in scratchers, stay safe and good luck"?



Sounds good to me.

Really I was just thinking maybe someone applies sometime at the beginning of a new year at whatever appropriate site (online DMV for instance). Maybe they receive an authentication code good for some tickets wherever scratchers are sold,

But I like your idea because, itĒs personal, promotes good human relations and so forth.
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