(Insert Gambling Pun Here): The Stakes of Propostion A
Thursday, The Columbia Tribune ran a quality editorial (link via John Combest) about the costs and benefits of Proposition A. This is the kind of article that I, loyal intern of the Show-Me Institute, like to read. It highlights reasons why the Schools First Initiative is beneficial, but also points out potential drawbacks. Best of all, the author takes no stance on the issue itself, but leaves it up to us, the readers/voters, to decide.
Frankly, the bit that catches my eye within the legislation is Missouri potentially freezing any future gambling licenses, thus creating the possibility for the current casinos to form a cartel. Now, having watched Casino recently, and not wanting De Niro or Pesci to bash my hand with a hammer, I won’t go any further than that.
Now, for the clichés that are associated with any piece written about Prop A. The stakes are high for Missouri voters this November. They have to place their bets on an issue and hope the odds are in their favor. There’s a 50/50 chance that Prop A will pass, and hopefully Missouri won’t have to fold. Bluffing won’t help you at the polls. You’ll have to choose, yes or no, red or black, hit or fold. Hopefully, we won’t bust.
And, just because I’m in the mood, here are my top five casino/gambling movies:
- Vegas Vacation
- Ocean’s 13 (yes, I liked it more than 11)
- The Sting
- Casino (obviously)