Posted: 9/30/2006 10:36:43 AM
It's hard to get a lobby that will be heard 'cause the public perception of "a gambler" is that of a low-life bum who is basically nothing but scum and has lost all his money and lost his family.
It's just like when the uninformed hear the word "alcoholic."
The best attack is to bring up the hypocrisy of how lotto, dogs, and horses are legal and fine, but betting on the Jets is hideous. But no one will hear that one either. The second best attack is to explain and show the politicos how the states could make "bewkews" of bucks by legalizing the stuff and taxing the revenue.