20 March 2003
Delaware's got them, and they've made over $800 million for the state's General Fund.
Oregon's got them too, and they've earned nearly $1.7 billion.
"They" are video lottery terminals, and they won't be coming to Oklahoma; at least some members of the legislature are convinced that if the boxes are allowed in the proposed state lottery, there will be no recourse should tribal-gaming associations choose to use them as well, and the state might not be able to compete with the ubiquitous Indian games. Competition, you know, makes you look like you're serious about this sort of thing, and God forbid we should look like we're serious about gambling.
Oh, well. Kansas doesn't have them either.