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foxvince



Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 3
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:38 pm    Post subject: NEWS: Gambling widespread in Alabama Reply with quote

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – As reported by the Birmingham News: "In three locations, 20 minutes or less from the state Capitol, bingo casinos operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue. None of that is taxed by the state.

"Despite voters' rejection of a state lottery and politicians' vows to limit its spread, gambling has never been so public or widespread in Alabama.

"Even on a Tuesday afternoon, the VictoryLand dog-racing track just east of Montgomery on Interstate 20 has about 300 cars on its parking lot. Inside, the overhead lights are dim, but the machines' lights are rolling and flashing.

"…Alabama is one of a dwindling number of states resisting a nationwide expansion of gambling to produce government revenues.

"…Neighboring Mississippi collected $335 million in state and local taxes on its casinos last year, while the gambling tax Alabama does collect, a pari-mutuel tax on bets at the state's four greyhound tracks, continued a long, steady decline.

"But Alabama's resistance to legalizing gambling hasn't prevented its spread. Beyond the 5,000 legal gambling machines at Greenetrack and VictoryLand dog tracks and on the Indian lands, an untold number of small-scale 'sweepstakes' arcades that offer similar gaming pop up and disappear around the state…"
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viral4u



Joined: 21 Dec 2005
Posts: 6
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In gambling there are pro's and con's.I just hope for people who gamble in different gambling activities must know their limitation.And they must know what is their priority before gambling.But as mention on the news the bingo is 24/7 running.What happen to this people do the not sleep?LOL
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rhandy



Joined: 26 Dec 2005
Posts: 6
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha.This people dont get tired of playing bingo.24/7 huh!?

I dont know that bingo do not remit taxes to the government of alabama.is this a good thing or bad thing?The only good thing I can think of is hope that people playing bingo will win.
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foxvince



Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 3
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhandy wrote:
haha.This people dont get tired of playing bingo.24/7 huh!?

I dont know that bingo do not remit taxes to the government of alabama.is this a good thing or bad thing?The only good thing I can think of is hope that people playing bingo will win.


lol
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DeepBlue



Joined: 19 Dec 2005
Posts: 121
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone want to play bingo anyway??

Might be alright, but where I come from it's kind of reserved for the... older generation among us Wink
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