John Stossel is a business anchor for Fox News, and when it comes to the concept of legalizing gambling, he
What could be better than Vegas?
How about a Vegas with a beach?
If it sounds good then you better jump on the wagon for those that support Hawaii in their consideration to legalize online gambling. Who knows, within a year or two you may take a plane to these beautiful islands, enjoy the beach by day and play some blackjack by night.
Yes, Hawaii has now joined the list of states that are looking to change their stances on gambling. And like other states that are considering legalizing gambling, including blackjack, slots, roulette and poker, Hawaii is looking at it as a potential boos to their budget, which is coming up short by a lot.
Here are a couple of scenarios that those who are pro-gambling are putting forth to show how much money could be generated and how it can be spent for the good of Hawaii:
In one scenario Hawaii would establish a gaming commission to issue a single five year license for a casino on Oahu. Just this one casino could provide 4,000 jobs. As for generating revenue, one casino with blackjack, slots, roulette and poker could generate around $100 million for Hawaii through taxing the casino rather than Hawaiian residents.
Another scenario would allow for casinos on Hawaiian Islands, more than one. These casinos would be handing over 80% of their taxes to Native Hawaiians. This should be a scenario that perks up the ears of Native Hawaiians as it could be used for more Hawaiian homes, financing for start-up businesses and improved health coverage
Joining the list of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida and Kentucky (maybe on that one) is Delaware. They not only have one bill, but two. One is aimed at legalizing table games like blackjack and poker in their casinos that already have slots, lotteries and horse betting. Oh and dice, the bill would also legalize dice games in these casinos. But Delaware blackjack fans can begin to hope for blackjack tables of their very own.
The first bill, the one to legalize table games, comes from the House Gaming and Pari-mutuels Committee. The other is from the Delaware Senate.
The Delaware Senate is putting forth a bill that is aimed at preventing cheating in these new table games. Very conscientious of them really. Other states are trying to legalize table games or online gambling, and here is Delaware not only trying to get their table and dice games, but they are trying to make them fair games. Very conscientious.
Like other states that are looking at trying to legalize table games and online gambling, Delaware