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New Jersey is rolling in dough thanks to legalized sports gambling


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This tweet from Darren Rovell dropped my jaw:

Absolutely nutty. I don’t think (unlike pretty much everything else) that Kentucky will drag its feet with legalized sports gambling. I can go buy a lottery ticket at any gas station. I can play Keno at most bars. I can bet my mortgage on horse races throughout the year and now I can go play slots in Louisville. Surely our lawmakers will see the money coming into other states like New Jersey and want a a piece of that pie.

At least I hope so.

Read more about New Jersey’s big month HERE.

Article written by TJ Walker

12 responses to “New Jersey is rolling in dough thanks to legalized sports gambling”

  1. zoupman

    My missed the boat. Big time. Very sad.

  2. bigcat1313

    Also slots in lex at Red Mile…

  3. WatchutalkinboutWillis

    I don’t understand why people think gambling is good to generate money. Where do you think that money is coming from?

  4. bailey000

    I don’t think it’s the governments place to say a person can’t gamble. But at the same time not it’s not great that it’s looked at as a positive thing either. It shouldn’t be illegal, but don’t act like it’s great for Kentucky. Gambling typically makes the poor poorer. Kentucky isn’t exactly wealthy already, so don’t try to put a positive spin on it. It’s sad that people waste money, but it’s theirs to do what they want with.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Well said both bailey and Willis.

  5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Never mind all the ramifications from gambling addiction, and the mob connections to even a lot of legal gambling.

    1. WatchutalkinboutWillis

      Exactly..

  6. dbake

    Couldn’t agree more. That money that New Jersey is taking in, comes at the expense of those playing and runs on down to their families. So what if it generates money!! That doesn’t make it right. With gambling the poor get poorer. All in the name of money…its amazing what people will put themselves and their families through at just a chance to have more of it

  7. Lexingtonyn

    In other news, thousands of New Jersey children won’t be getting Christmas presents this year.

  8. Headhurts

    NEWS FLASH! If people want to gamble now they can, Bingo, state lottery, horse racing, catholic picnics, and so sports betting is no different, you either exercise self control or you don’t, THATS LIFE!

    1. dbake

      I agree it’s no different. That don’t make it more right though. Problem is, as seen from the amount of money they are making and from how many alcoholics there are, the list goes on, self control is is not attainable by all. I promise almost no one wants to be addicted to anything. Just shouldn’t add fuel to the fire and pretend all this money coming in is great…in all honesty it’s dirty money

  9. antiquefurnitureandmidgets

    The KSR staff has a strange obsession concerning this issue. It’s also all gumdrops and lollipops. We’ll probably make more money than New Jersey and Las Vegas combined. State government won’t grow unnecessarily and after solving every funding and social issue in the state, each citizen will probably receive annual payouts of millions of dollars. And best of all, there’ll be absolutely no downside. No addicts who can’t keep the lights on or feed their kids out there committing crimes to fund their gambling or anything. You guys may be for this change but stop acting like it’s a foregone conclusion that it’s a net positive or that it’s a great way to fund government. It’s like you can’t even fathom that anyone would have a differing opinion.