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GAMBLING: Judge proposal on facts, not rhetoric

Predictably, The News Tribune has once again bashed the proposal to authorize a limited number of electronic scratch ticket machines in nontribal card rooms (editorial, 2-17).

However, readers deserve to know the facts about House Bill 2786, not a rehash of arguments about proliferation and the social cost of gambling.

This bill specifically addresses past concerns about proliferation of gambling by limiting machine gaming to the 62 existing card rooms. Compared to the more than 25,000 machines currently in tribal casinos, the limit of 200 per location could hardly be characterized as putting “thousands of machines in state card

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