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Keno comes to Ohio. What hypocrisy!

By Bertram de Souza (Contact)

Published August 4, 2008

Now there's Keno in Ohio — to go along with the state lottery (complete with scratch-off tickets that cost from $1 to $20) horse racing and bingo (with cherry poppers, no doubt). And yet, Ohio (or at least the Bible thumpers, conservative Republicans and the Ohio Roundtable) continues to stick its nose up in the air with regard to casino gambling.

Talk about hypocrisy. To pretend that Keno is not casino-style gaming is to pretend that the voters of Ohio who have turned down issues that would have permitted casinos do not gamble at all. 

It's time for the Buckeye State to grow up. Either get rid of all gambling, including bingo, which is a goldmine for the Catholic Church, or end the farce that is the argument put forth by the opposition.

Right now what exists is a situation similar to a woman being somewhat pregnant. You either are, or you aren't.

Indeed, the state has sanctioned 2,000 locations where Ohioans can drink and play Keno.

We've become a national joke. 



1Erplane(482 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Amen, Bertram! Do you know how much money goes out of the state of Ohio when people leave to gamble? Millions of dollars per year! And if we keep it in Ohio, we can also lower the use of gasoline, which means more money to be squandered at the craps table and less to go to foreign hands. T Boone would be proud. And seeing the number of Valley residents at Ceasar's after the Pavlik fight, I think there are enough good religious people who want to praise God when they get triple bars!
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2bobhogue(102 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

I agree with Mr. de Souza completely on this one.

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3hardin54ja(20 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

Political commentator Mike Adams from Townhall.com calls state sponsored gambling the stupidity tax. Both he and Bertram are right on.

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