My God, what is Hawaii thinking?
Hawaii has two very influential groups that are
dead set against casinos, Mormons and Japanese.
Yes Mormon's have been involved in Vegas for
a long time, but they don't like their people
gambling. Utah has a state ban on all gambling,
even the lottery. The Mormons got an early
start in Hawaii and they wield a lot of power.
For the Japanese, they have a culture bias
I could be wrong about this, but I believe that South Carolina only has a lottery and even Charitable Gaming is illegal there, this is definitely the case in Tennessee. Secondly, I believe that Charitable Gaming is legal in Vermont, so I'm not sure what the criteria are to get on the list above.
[responding to statement "The 4 states with no legalized gambling [besides a lottery] are Hawaii, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont"]
OK, I finally get what you are saying. The charitable gaming is a bit of a cypher for me, but SC has horse racing.
There are only a few clubs, most in London, which run under that system. With the relaxation of the 48/24-hour rule it is now possible to walk into most casinos. Although the vast majority require some form of ID and registration, some are now beginning to allow people to gamble for small amounts (£500-£1500) without any ID and at least three allow walk-ins Vegas-style.Quote: tongni
...I much prefer the British system where a large amount of gaming is done in private clubs by the wealthy with high minimums and entry fees and a dress code.
Bookmakers and machine shops, which both have fruit machines with smaller limits of £500, require no ID and you can just walk in off the high street. Bingo halls are still run as members clubs, though don't require ID.
Quote: original assertion
The 4 states with no legalized gambling [besides a lottery] are Hawaii, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont
Mission brought up charitable gaming in a previous post.
Finally looked up who has charitable gaming and it is about everybody except 'the two'
Quote: the link
Hawaii and Utah do not have any charitable gaming laws.
Quote: modified statement which I think is correct
The 4 states with no legalized gambling [besides a lottery or charitable gaming] are Hawaii, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont. Horse racing may be the only qualifier in some states.