Legalize gambling and bring in money

01/26/2013 5:00 PM

01/25/2013 2:18 PM

In reference to the big sweepstakes crackdown I think there is room for at least one more opinion.

If you travel to Cherokee you see Myrtle Beach vehicles, the same with the Hollywood Casino in Maryland, Atlantic City and Florida. These people spend money.

I for one am tired of hearing about the Bible Belt not wanting the sweepstakes machines. If you stop by on a Sunday morning few people are there but when church lets out the establishments fill up. Or that gaming of any sort brings crime. Have our mayors or the politicians watched the news or read the paper in the last 10 years? Serious crime has been here and I don’t believe the little senior lady and her husband spending a few dollars and couple of hours in front of a computer creates a crime wave.

These places should be uniformed, regulated and legal. Businesses employ people and people feed their families. Then the law enforcement officers can be free to do their jobs on what really matters.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.

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