State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens.
But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.)
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The Secret: As everyone knows, the odds of any individual number coming up is as likely as any other. What people don't realize is that there are patterns of numbers or "arrangements" of numbers that come up far more often. If you focus on a pattern rather than the individual numbers, you are more likely to win the lottery when your pattern comes up. You just have to buy multiple tickets that fit the "pattern". Make sense?
Lotteries are just moneymaking slush funds for greasy politicians.
I grew up in Las Vegas and i got to see a lot of gambling firsthand, which is why i don't do it.
In Nevada, State lotteries are still illegal, and im with them on this issue.
Originally Nevada upheld the ban on lotteries because the Mob had a monopoly on all gambling, and state legislators did not want government officials getting involved in any way shape or form with the mob or their rackets.
As i understand it, to this day elected officials are uniformly disbarred from gambling by the Nevada Gaming Commission and can face jail time for gambling in any way.
No, i don't think there are.
State run casinos would be a direct violation of Nevada State Law, and the Nevada Gaming Commission is pretty draconian.
As far as i know, all of the casinos are, more or less, privately owned.
Im not sure what they are doing up in Reno, as I've never been, but im pretty sure its still the same deal as in Las Vegas, being that they are both in Nevada.
Im also not sure what they were doing in New Orleans these days.
Interestingly, a few years ago i found out that there is a small "casino" here in Sacramento. Which i thought was weird, but i don't honestly know what California's take on gambling is anymore.
I THOUGHT casinos were outlawed, which is why all of the casinos WERE on the Nevada side of Stateline, but its been a long time since I've lived in Vegas and things may have changed.
That is correct. At the time the mob ran all of the casinos.
The state did not want a state-run lottery because, as a form of gambling it would compete directly with the casios, which meant that government officials were even more likely to be sucked into the world of the mob and be corrupted.
The mob was fine with the ban because they did not want a state-run lottery competing with their casinos for the same cash.
The ban was meant to help keep politicians and vice separate as much as possible.
Most Las Vegas locals who want to play a lottery just take the drive to Stateline (Or Prim of you hold to the old name, or play Fallout New Vegas) and buy lottery tickets there.
Consequently, Stateline leads California in lottery sales.
I’m from South America, my mom and his entire family are addicted to gambling. We lost too much and suffered from that addiction. And they don’t recognize that is a problem :( . I never gamble and I’ll never do it. I saw how destructive is on a poor family and how hard is for those who can’t do anything to fix it.
I'm from georgia and both me and my college roommate have free tuition from the state lottery it's called the Zell Miller scholarship. People choose to play the lottery it's their choice and it actually benefits people like me
If I’m EVER going to spend money on lottery tickets, that number isn’t getting any higher than say $20 to $30, maybe not even. When you spend over fucking $2,000, you might as well light up the oil drum because it’s gonna be pretty useful going forward.
All those folks who lost their retirement pensions back during the Main Street marches vs. Walstreet calposue. Someone always getting caught bad insider trading and money laundering affiliated with Wall Street so tell me again how great the Stock market is lol
Ha at the end when he’s saying it’d be so ridiculous if the state owned liquor store and their revenue would fun schools... that’s literally how it works where I live, Quebec. Every liquor store is government owned and the revenue goes to keeping them running and the province. So yeah, in Quebec, drinks are responsible for our free health care and good cheap school systems 😂
If I won the lottery big I would offer free spay and neutering for all animals in all countries and maybe get a used prius. Being a buddhist, monetary gain should be used to better life not show what a selfish glutton one is. Currently I dont play the lottery and I have only gone to the casino once and won 24 dollars. Self-control cannot be understated.
The statistic "lower income families spend a higher percentage of their income on the lottery" is absolutely meaningless. If two people buy a $1 lottery ticket, one of whom makes $10,000 a year and the other making $100,000 a year, obviously that $1 is a higher percentage of the poorer person's income. It's a misleading statistic that says absolutely nothing.
There are two major differences between my experience of the lottery systems in Australia and the United States. 1) The ads for the lottery are all about the win, with no soft lens 'values based' ads touting the amount of money going towards education. It's not that revenue from what governments in Aus used to call 'racing and betting' is not used for public services. It's because there's no need to say so. OECD nations already allocate money from the public coffers to health, education and infrastructure. Only in America does the poverty tax aka the lottery have to let you know that. Because it ain't coming from many other places. 2) Lottery winnings are smaller in Aus. It's only 25 million people strong. But what you win, you keep. No tax.
Lotteries are most popular in those places where people are overworked, underpaid and the general happiness indicators are poor. That makes America the perfect candidate. The so-called "greatest nation on Earth" is only greatest in its own head, which, incidentally, you're far more likely to get a bullet in if you live in America.
ill throw my hat in da ring, i once drove from massachusetts (the best state) to seattle, along the way my car broke down and when i pulled off the freeway and pushed my car for a mile i ended up at a diner that had a huge sign FREE BEER i went in asked they said as long as u play slots we provide free beer, within ten minutes i won 600 dollars, i used it to fix my car and spent the rest on slots, left town broker than i arrived
yeah its a 3 year old video, but as usual oliver and crew make a great point, why not spread the winnings out to people who spend all their money on tickets, make more medium range life changing jackpots, instead of 5 10 billion dollar prizes. and stop giving it to charities and whatever else they brag about. actually try acytually spreading the wealth
students aren’t seeing that $68B. i went to my district’s headquarters as of late and they have reclining chairs and FOOT RESTS. none of the tables in my humanities class are the same, but yeah the people that are getting paid 10 times more than the teachers can have foot rests.
I bet the ppl who disliked this video r ppl who constantly go broke playing the lottery. Every morning b4 work we stop at a gas station for food and drinks and every morning, the same woman comes in for over and hour & goes back & forth from her car to the store counter to buy more & more lottery tickets. Socially acceptable addiction.
The real question is: why do so many people think that playing the lottery is their best chance at making money?
As a normal person, i can't see how anyone who understands the odds would ever play the lottery. If you wanna win at least try sports bets or something , the odds are much better....
People are dumb. They Play what they are used to. Here in Europe we have the national loteries and the Europe wide Euro Jackpot. The Euro-Jackpot has usually a higher pay out, and even better the odds are alot better than the state lottery. Still people who are used to playing the state lottery keep on playing it, even if the Jackpot in the Euro-Jackpot is at 90 million while the state lottery at 1 million. People are slaves of habit. Even 80+ year old people keep on playing lottery still hoping to win before they die, wasting a fortune throughout their life.
But even with better odds, playing any sort of gambling is super dumb.
My college education was mostly funded by the state lottery. Hope Scholarship in And cutting corporate taxes is good for businesses and attracts new business to move to your state, which increases jobs. What's the downside again?
Why do able, independent, free thinking Americans need protection from $1 scratch offs? Can't we decide what to spend our money on without some nanny telling us no? I thought it was right wing evengelicals that moralized about shit like this. What ever happened to personal responsibility? SMH 🙄
Seems to me the problem is not that States run gambling, is that they run it badly. I live in Quebec, Canada. All gambling is state-run. Lottery? State-run. Casinos? Owned by the province. Video-poker machine? Profits split between the bar owner and the province. Heck, if you want to have a raffle, if the cash value of the prize is over a certain amount (I think 1000$ but not sure) you have to get a license. But never does the province advertise it as "Money for education." The justification is "If not us, then corporations or worse, criminals. At least here all the profits goes back to the province, and a portion of them are earmarked for ressources to fight against gambling addiction." Our province also controls the sale of alcohol and has state-run liquor store.
My dad once got mad at me for not playing the lottery the day after I quit my job. "If you don't play you can't win" yeah.. well my $2 can buy a weeks worth of eggs that don't need false hope to feed me.
Bill Nye said " the odds of winning a lottery ticket is like playing the russian rullet game with a revolver that has 200 million chambers, all loaded with bullets , except just a one empty chamber, and not dying.
I have a friend who is in her 40's that is addicted to cigarettes and lottery tickets and she buys them at the same newspaper stand. She spends almost 30 dollars. And if she wins on a scratch off she uses that money to buy more tickets. Sad reality. Poor people tax.
It's what the people want. That's why they voted for a guy like Trump. That's why they don't want social justice and equality. That's why they don't want rich people to be taxed. The American dream is to win the lottery and eat all of it while looking down on all those losers whom you've left behind. The lottery is a perfect analogy to the system. Lots of poor people pay in, so that one person can become super rich.
This is why Islam prohibited:
2- Drinking alcohol.
3- Usury ( Which banks do to people who are in need).
and this is why many governments, banks, businesses, and many others fund media and even wars to fight Islam.
I believe all religions did a favour for the communities and made us civilised people as most of us now a days by teaching the old and the new generations humanity, principles, and planted in people the self monitoring because we believe that God (Allah) is watching us and that there will be a reward ( heaven / Jannah ) or even a hell for the people who really really deserve it.
I am not saying that people can not be civilised or good without religions, I am saying religions started it and are still helping, but of course media focus on the odd and rare cases.
And I know that many people had ruined religions by doing the wrong things by the name of the religions.
I hope my comment will not create hate, because at the end I watched the video to laugh same as everyone else.
And I respect and love all of good people regardless of their religions or believes.
peace for everyone 👽 🧕🧔👱♂️👱♀️🤵👳♂️💂♂️
Yet if you read the back of the ticket it says, if you have a gambling problem please call said number on the slip.. so its known to already be a gambling game cause you put money in and never get it back unless you win, sounds like a gamble to me. So I only play once in a blue moon. in reality though if everyone pitched in a dollar in the US you will get 300 Million, hand that to one person and then do it again 300 million times and everyone in the US will be millionaires, everyone is a winner now.
WTF are you talking about? I told you that different Muslims believe in different things. Not all Muslims are fundamentalists. The majority are moderates. Christians are also forbidding you alot of things. Are you that dense.
I've spent exactly $97 of my own money on the Lottery, I've won exactly $18, I've spent exactly $12 of Lottery Winnings on the Lottery, and I haven't bought any tickets of any sort in the past 12 years. As long as you keep accurate track of your spending, you'll know when to stop.
whoa hold the fuck up you can't blame a video slot or poker machine for someone being a piece of shit with no willpower who fucks themselves and others over. If anything we should use these machines to filter out the worthless trash that circulates through our world
I don't know if this has been pointed out, but crossed fingers isn't the universal sign for lying at all, it's the universal sign for hoping for a certain outcome, which could be that someone buys the bullshit you said, or not getting caught for something (which would have been a more accurate way to spin it) but what he said is Ridiculously disingenuous.
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