Should NC Legalize Video Poker?

NC has worked to ban video poker in the state, now it may be about to reverse course.

NC has taken worked to ban video poker in the state, now it may be about to reverse course.

Governor Perdue says she is entertaining the idea of  whether to expand legalized gambling to control video poker while helping to generate money to close a large budget shortfall.

The legislature has approved three different machine bans since 2006.  A ban on sweepstakes machines approved last year is tied up in the courts. 

Republican leaders in the legislature are said to be lukewarm to the idea of legalizing video poker.  What do you think?  Good idea or bad?

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  • by sheila Location: noke on Feb 22, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    YES, IT SHOULD BE LEGALIZED !Bingo is.
  • by Mert Location: Rocky Mount on Feb 16, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    Yes. This will generate revenue for the State and minimize any Tax increases. I would not play these machines but we need relief.
  • by Sally Location: nc on Feb 9, 2011 at 11:02 PM
    no, I do not agree that video poker should be legalized. Having a family member that is a complusive gambler with a history of spending entire paychecks on these types of machines will be like 'openning the gates of hell'. Our leaders need to find another way to 'generate' the monies needed for their unwise spending. They need to listen to the families that have been destroyed because of an addiction to video poker machine, to them, it's not just a 'video game' played for fun.
  • by shirley Location: candler nc on Feb 9, 2011 at 08:45 PM
    no i do not i play to much and every one is much better of with out it lottery if gov overturns ban machine owners will be only ones to benfit not famileys with children who lose paychecks
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