Video poker is bad. It's harmful to society because people fall prone to its addictive nature many argue.
So any attempts to allow video poker in North Carolina should be opposed as well, correct?
Well, yes, but only if private enterprise are the ones running the operation according to NC Lottery Director Tom Shaheen.
In a Charlotte Observer article today, he argues that IF video poker is allowed, it should be operated by the Lottery.
executive director, about the possible return of the machines.
According to Shaheen spokeswoman Pam Walker, he told them that any
legalized video poker should be run under the lottery.
So gambling is bad if private industry is earning the profits, but OK if government is the one profiting? This hypocrisy is just plain laughable.