New Gambling Option For Kansas Lottery On 150th Birthday


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Gambling promotions have become commonplace for state lottery’s looking to take advantage of holiday’s and other special events. That is why it comes as no surprise that the state of Kansas has unveiled a new lottery gambling game in time to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday.

The game, “Celebrating Our Statehood” will begin as a $1 ticket. Retailers will receive 600,000 of the tickets this week, and they will be sold to customers starting in a couple of weeks after that. In January, a $2 ticket will be available for purchase.

The lottery claims that the goal is to work hand in hand with the state to bring exposure to the birthday celebration. While that may be the state goal, there are those out there that believe the lottery game is just another way to coerce Kansas residents into buying into the lottery.

“I think it is awful how they use something like the state’s birthday to trick people into buying lottery tickets,” said Gayle Reskin. “The idea that I can win the top prize of $1,500 is almost comical when you consider that hundreds of thousands of these tickets are being sold. I guess it is just a brilliant marketing campaign.”

Of course, the founding fathers of Kansas would never have approved of the gambling that is taking place in the state today. Gambling was looked upon as a taboo subject back when many of the US states came into existence.

In the past two decades, gambling has become an integral part of almost every state in the union. Casino gambling has become a popular way for lawmakers to bridge budget deficits in recent years since the economic recession. States such as Ohio, where voters have a long history of rejecting casinos, have legalized casino gambling in the past year.

NFL Betting Lines Reflecting Injuries and Poor Play From Week 1

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It is hard enough for gamblers the first few weeks of a new pro football season, picking the winners is a tough job, now throw in the injury bug and what we have for week #2 is a complete scrambled puzzle.

The Giants are playing at Sunday in their home opener against the Green Bay Packers, who are coming off a big win over Philadelphia. The line for the game is a pick em. Seems simple enough, Giants coming off a tough loss, Packers off a big win, and it would appear a letdown is on the horizon for the Pack. Easy pick, Giants at a pick.

Not so fast. Factor in that the Giants lost their starting quarterback Eli Manning for four weeks and are playing a back up that has only had a handful of snaps in the NFL, and the gimme game goes out the window.

The Vikings loss their starting running back last week and it actually helped their point spread this week. That is because back up Adrian Peterson is widely perceived to be the best runner on the team and a future star, so the line for the Lions game this week drops to Detroit -3.

So the injury bug alters some of this week’s lines, here’s a few games that appear to be a little off. Start with the Cowboys-Dolphins. Dallas’ offense looks unstoppable, and Miami looks dreadful in week 1, the line, Cowboys by only 3.5, hhmm.

The Falcons are getting no respect at all since the Michael Vick incident, they are 10 point underdogs to a team that actually lost their home opener last week, Jacksonville.

In Week Two, it appears that the odds makers have again laid out the traps for gamblers to come grab the cheese, just beware, do not be one of the mice getting caught.