Whether or not you agree with the new Oklahoma lotteries that are beginning this week, I’m not in favor of it.
Here’s why. Many years ago Oklahoma ok’d horse racing. It was going to be the savior of the state. Now we’ve passed gaming bills to allow gaming at the tracks to bail them out. The information we were given regarding real gaming at casinos and tracks said that it would bring in $5.4 million a MONTH. Now the numbers are in and it’s only going to bring in $5.4 million a YEAR. This rubs me like the new tobacco tax we had to have. The revenue isn’t what they said, yet they already have new programs that now they can’t fund with it. Gee, where is the money going to come from? I firmly believe they aren’t going to cut programs.
Looking at these things I just can’t imagine that the lotto is going to do much for us. Maybe you disagree, but as for me I’m glad I voted no.