Why is bingo an issue now?

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Isn’t it amazing how controversial issues arise at election time? The subject of electronic bingo being on the front burner is a good example.

Personally, I don’t care one way or the other. What bothers me is the fact that Victory Land operated for so long before the authorities decided to do something about it. I don’t understand how the Mobile dog track doesn’t fall under the gambling laws either. LET THE PEOPLE VOTE on this issue.

I’m not ashamed to say I have been to Biloxi and Atmore. I have seen a lot of Covington county residents at both places. Which goes to show if people want to gamble they are going to. I would really like to know about the rumors of contributions to the elected officials who are now fighting against the bingo halls. They probably have them buried in such a way it will never be known for a fact..

If the bingo halls are allowed to operate they need to be monitored VERY carefully to keep them honest. Greed does strange things to people. I’m sure the majority of people against gambling have at one time bought a chance on something (for a good cause, of course) but that is still gambling. Maybe they just made a statement like “ I bet you.” That is still gambling even though there may not be anything wagered.

This is just my opinion, I’m sure some will agree and some won’t but thank God for America and my right to freedom of speech.

Cassie Carroll