Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Somtimes you just shake you head and wonder...

On the same day that state Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, plays host to a press conference with the CT Partnership on Problem Gambling, her legislative committee -- the public safety and security committee -- is holding a public hearing on a proposal to create a new lottery game offering a "big jackpot."

The thinking here is that a larger jackpot will entice more players, thus resulting in more revenue for the state.. Yeah, those problem gamblers will really love the bigger jackpots.

That's as bad an idea as the Republican proposal of allowing 24-hour liquor service at the casinos in the hopes gamblers will stay longer at the slot machines and the state can gain from their sloppy play.

The General Assembly is starting to look like an addicted gambler, rolling the dice to try and hit the big one.

Have we lost all shame?


Blogger Pudge said...

You have to wonder what it takes to make these people work together?

7:29 AM  
Blogger mccommas said...

I think an allowing liquor sales on Sunday is a good idea. That should bring in some money. I can't think of any reason why a legal product should not be sold on a certain day of the week. That old fashioned law should be tossed.

The other big casinos offer booze at all hours and I do think that puts ours at a competitive disadvantage. There is less of a draw because of that. Public safety comes first though. You are right. Its a crazy idea.

I cold really go for a cold one right now….

7:56 PM  

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