When Marylanders go to the polls this year, they will be asked to vote on Question 7, Gaming Expansion Referendum. Passage of Question 7 would bring a large casino to Prince George county and blackjack and roulette to five other venues previously approved for slot-machines. Blackjack? Roulette? What could go wrong?
Proponents of the measure promise that it will bring billions of dollars to Maryland, money that will go to schools, making Maryland children really smart. Advertisements advocating the measure are appearing non-stop on the TV, one by former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington. Like most people, when it comes to deciding on issues involving legalized gambling, I always heed to the wisdom of a former NFL football player.
After all, gambling is good, right?
Right. There’s nothing wrong with gambling. It’s a positive, healthy activity that only enriches the lives of everyone involved.
Not only am I in favor of Question 7, I hope it will help bring other forms of gambling to Maryland. First slot-machines, now blackjack and roulette, next cockfighting. I believe cockfighting and the gambling associated with it will bring in more money to the state than blackjack and roulette. For one thing, in cockfighting, at least one of the cocks usually ends up dying, meaning that the owner has to purchase another cock to replace their dead cock. This will create a whole new industry in Maryland, breeder of fighting cocks. Also, even when a cock wins a match, it usually always needs some sort of medical attention. Bring legalized cock fighting to the state of Maryland and it means more jobs for veterinarians.
If you’re a registered voter in the state of Maryland, vote yes on Question 7. Do it for the children. Do it for the cock breeders and the veterinarians.