Government Gambling Wheels Turning

by , Feb 2, 2007 | 2:14 pm

A good Pokeratizen is always on the lookout for relevant-to-poker news. Jackie in South Austin sends word of Gov. Rick Perry’s thoughts about privatizing the state lottery.

Jackie’s own valuable $.02:

… based on the article, the state is GIVING the lottery away. If the lottery is making $1 Billion a year, why sell the rights away for 75 years at $10 Billion. Wouldn’t 25 years make more sense. But I wonder if this opens the door to more privately run gambling in the state. If we can get the powers that be thinking big, then maybe we’ll get some card rooms in the racetracks. There’s plenty of room for them AND those stupid slot machines.

One Comment to “Government Gambling Wheels Turning”

  1. Pokerati | Texas hold’em blog » Blog Archive » Re: Government Gambling Wheels

    […] Yep, with the stroke of a pen, one man, Rick Perry (George Bush’s understudy), has imposed his will on millions. This is one the people pushing for various changes in Texas gambling laws. I think we might want him on our side. […]