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Silicon Valley Gets Ready For Internet Gambling

19.02.2013
The high tech industry is betting that internet gambling will be the next multibillion dollar industry and are getting ready by turning casual games into opportunities for adults to place wagers. Currently most internet gambling takes place overseas where the laws are much more rational and liberal. Attitudes towards online gambling in Europe are more relaxed and online betting is legal in most countries. The European internet gambling market is also extremely lucrative and generated billions annually. Game companies from small operations to industry giants like Zynga and Facebook are now eyeing the American market. In 2011 a Justice Department decision cleared the way for most forms of internet gambling. Nevada and Delaware are already laying the groundwork for internet gambling and both states are going liver this year. In Nevada internet gambling is limited to poker while Delaware plans to offer residents a variety of online games. In Delaware the state's lottery is in charge of re...

Casino Interests Oppose State Lottery in Nevada

05.04.2012
The record $640 Mega Millions jackpot last week created lottery fever across the country. Many people who ordinarily don’t buy lottery tickets lined up at lottery retailers to take a chance on the record jackpot. In Nevada the huge jackpot caused many in the state to wonder why their state does not have a state lottery. Thousands of Nevadans crossed state borders to purchase Mega Millions tickets. Lottery players in Nevada must cross state lines to play lotteries and many say that the inconvenience is unnecessary especially since their state if a major gambling center. Many attempts have been made in the state legislature to amend the state constitution’s ban on lotteries. The bills have faced fierce competition from casino interests, tavern owners and anti-gambling extremists that view any form of gambling as dangerous and a ‘threat’ to children. Some see lotteries as a regressive tax on the poor. In 2011 Senate Joint Resolution 1 which would allow the state of Nevada to oper...

Nevada Lottery Proposal Defeated-Again!

15.04.2011
Nevada is a gambling Mecca that draws gamblers from around the world. Just about any gambling game is available and the state’s economy depends on gambling. Lottery players are out of luck in Nevada. There has been a law on the books since 1864 banning lotteries. As a result thousands of Nevadans cross state lines to purchase lottery tickets in California and Arizona taking millions of dollars out of the state. There is widespread support for a lottery in Nevada but despite the support the state legislature has defeated numerous attempts to establish a state lottery. Assemblywoman Debbie Smith told a reporter "The voters in Nevada have shown broad support for it, but it has always died." In late March Nevada legislators met to discuss the latest attempt to establish a state lottery. Lottery supporters say that a state lottery could help struggling schools. Clark County Education Association President Ruben Murillo stated "I think a lottery would be a real viable option for bringing ...

Nevada Legislators Urged to Support Lottery Resolution

30.03.2011
Nevada is a gambling Mecca but surprisingly Nevada has no state lottery. Even more amazing lotteries are banned by the state’s constitution. In the past all lottery proposals have failed in the legislature. Many believe the legislature’s reluctance to establish a lottery is because of influence from entrenched gambling interests that feat the competition a lottery would bring. Recently a young high school student urges the Nevada legislature to pass a resolution that would allow Nevadans to vote to establish a state lottery.  16 year old Daniel Waqar told lawmakers that while a lottery would not solve all of Nevada’s budget problems it would bring in $40 to $60 million a year that could be used for education in the state.  Waqar stated, "Millions of dollars that fund education in California and Arizona would stay here." At the present time Nevadans that want to play Mega Millions or Powerball must cross state lines taking millions of dollars out of the state. Nevadans routinel...

Nevada Lotto Chances Slim

19.09.2010

Nevada, a hotbed of casino gambling, is also one of the few states without a lottery. For years casino owners have been adamantly opposed to the establishment of a state lottery in Nevada.  In areas bordering California Nevada residents cross the state line to play the California lottery along with Powerball and Mega Millions. Las Vegas residents must drive about 45 miles to reach the nearest out of state lottery retailer. Thanks to Nevada lotto fans Rosie’s at the Boulder Inn Café located on State Route 93 in Arizona is the state’s second highest grossing lottery retailer. The 77 year old truck stop is a popular destination for Nevada lottery players and according to general manager Brad Larsen business is very brisk when jackpots top $100 million or more. Larsen stated, “It doesn’t even get busy until $100 million,” he said. “$200 million its double-row parking; $300 million the news crews are in here.”

Many people find it strange that a state with wide ...

Nevada Ponders State Lottery

20.02.2009
Nevada remains one of the few states without a lottery. Many are puzzled by this since Nevada allows gambling in every form. Casino operators have long been against the establishment of a lottery and see it as competition. The gambling industry is probably the most powerful lobby in the state and has long kept the lid on the establishment of a state lottery. Freshman legislator Paul Aizley, D-Las Vegas has sponsored a bill that would remove the prohibition of lotteries which are part of the Nevada constitution. 22 other legislators have signed onto the bill. There have been over two dozen attempts to establish a state lottery since the 1970’s and in the 90’s Nevada allowed charities and religious organizations to hold small lotteries to raise money. If lawmakers approve the bill they would have to approve it in the 2011 session and send it to the voters in 2012. Surveys have shown that a majority of the state’s citizens support the establishment of a state lottery and proponent...

States Without Lotteries

20.05.2008
What 8 States Are Without Lotteries and Why? Despite the fact that lotteries provide a great source of government revenue for state programs, especially education, and a great amount of fun, there are 8 states that currently do not have state lotteries. The states that currently do not have lotteries are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. It is evident why most of these states continue to resist implementing a state lottery. For example, in Alabama, Mississippi and Utah, there is considerable religious opposition to all gambling. In Nevada, the casino industry opposes the lottery because of the competition it would create. Both Alaska and Hawaii are isolated from other states and therefore need not worry about losing money to nearby states. Lottery supporters in all eight of these states remain hopeful that a state lottery will eventually be put into place. If this happens, these 8 states could not only create their own exciting...