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Video Lottery And Treatment For Pathological Gambling
1,401 wordsHow Does Gambling Effect Society It's just another Saturday night in just about any common town in America. The family sits around the television discussing how much money the twenty tickets in their hands are going to make them. The jackpot is fourteen million. Before the numbers have been shown, the family discusses how to spend the money and how much better their lives are going to be after they win the money. Then finally, the moment of truth. The numbers come across the screen. The first on...
Texas Lottery Commission
409 wordsHouse Bill 54, created a lottery in Texas, which was signed by the Governor in a special session of the 72nd Legislature. The lottery Act required voter approval before taking effect. (2) The Texas Lottery Commission was created in 1993 (House Bill 1587, 73rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session). Its primary purpose is to administer the Texas lottery, which had been authorized by a constitutional amendment approved by the voters in November 1991, and which had been administered by the Office of t...
Poor Wasting Money On Lotto Tickets
858 wordsDo Lotteries Benefit the Poor? Lotteries take advantage of the poor in several ways. The lottery entices the poor to waste their money on lottery tickets, rather than everyday necessities, such as food, clothing and shelter. The main way that lottery promoters succeed in attracting the poor is through the persuasive use of advertisements. Other members of anti-lottery groups believe lottery advertisements are deceitful and attract poor people to its promises. Flashy slogans and pictures of large...
John's Grand Daughter
646 wordsIst't It Ironic: An imaginative response to the song 'Ironic' by Alanis Morissette " An old man turned 98, he won the lottery and died the next day " John woke up around eight in the morning, he looked out of his window as he lay there in his hospital bed. He had got used to the pain, the digging in his side, it was as if he was repeatedly being hit with a baseball bat. He would lye there staring out of the same window, looking at the same buildings, thinking the same things. His grand daughter ...
971 wordsGAMBLING FOR EDUCATION" You cannot ignore the fact that there will be divorce problems, domestic abuse problems, homelessness and addiction problems if you pass this bill " (Williams). Senator J.T. "Jab o" Waggoner, of Alabama, made this statement opposing the lottery bill. At first glance, this would put fear in the predominantly protestant state of Alabama, which is in the heart of the Bible Belt, as well as surrounding states that are trying to obtain a lottery. However, these problems are pr...
While The Lottery Money To Education
1,110 wordsState Lotteries: Take a Second Look From the time the Europeans first landed on the Atlantic shore, lotteries have been a part of the American society. According to Will Spink, most states are currently operating a state lottery despite its bleak history in the U.S. (Spink 1). Since 1983, North Carolina has introduced lottery bills in the legislature every year (NC Christian 15). North Carolina Governor, Mike Easley, favors a lottery for increasing revenues for education (Analysis 2). However lu...
727 wordsState lotteries have been around for awhile to help build up state revenue. In such things as scratch off instant tickets or daily number drawings. To some these things are evil, but to some others who's lives aren't the greatest, it's a shimmer of hope that most people don't have. Now the thing about the lottery is a lot of people don't win, but those few that do could be put into a nice situation that they " ve never been in before. This is the land of freedom and opportunity, isn't that we ar...
Sports Council's Main Responsibilities
1,049 wordsSport England has only been around for the past three years. Before Sport England was founded it was known as The Sports Council. This was an independent body under the department of the National Heritage. The sports council was founded in 1972. In its first year of operation, the sports council set out to identify itself by launching a Sport for All campaign to create wider public awareness of the value of sport and physical recreation and to call for action to improve its facilities and to inc...
Adoption Of A State Lottery
1,106 wordsThe Alabama Lottery The Alabama Lottery is a much-debated issue. The lottery is a proven historical income producing system. While we do not entertain a state lottery, our Alabama money flows to those states embracing one. Most states enjoying a lottery system fuel their educational programs from revenue created by their lottery. Alabama cannot afford to upgrade their current educational system, although rated among the worst in the nation. Many refute adoption of a state lottery because it is g...
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