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Old 2017-05-05, 19:59   #23
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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Originally Posted by schickel View Post
Nevada is a state that could be considered a big gambling state and they don't have a lottery, but New Jersey, which would also be considered a big gambling state, does. Utah should be understandable in not having a lottery or gambling.
The point I was /trying/ to make was that for the experienced gambler, the odds of winning via a lottery is *much* less than most games at a casino. As in, the state lottery "house" has much better odds. Don't let the *very* unlikely (but possible and occasional) big pay-off you see others get distract you.

I have never understood the thrill of gambling (other than in business calculated risks) -- it just doesn't make mathematical sense to me. But if one must gamble (or enjoys it), I would argue a game of poker amongst independent agents (possibly also friends) makes far more sense.
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