May 16, 2008

Vegas Stakes In Colorado?

I'm willing to take that gamble.

Many states have struggled with the conundrum of desiring more tax revenue from gaming while simultaneously erecting seemingly ridiculous rules meant to make the whole affair appear somewhat unwholesome.

If Colorado can eliminate a decades-old blue law outlawing the sale of liquor on Sundays, then a modest expansion of the current gaming allowances are certainly not out of the question.

In any case, allowing the citizens of Colorado to determine (as they have in the past) the exact parameters of gaming in the state is the most responsible method for dealing with any limits, or their elimination.

Opposition, however, should be limited to considerations of the impact of the changes on roads or the mountain communities themselves, and not a devolution into demagoguing those who wish to participate in a form of entertainment as sordid or irresponsible.

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