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Response to louis c (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 10:39 PM

34. Jeb was against gambling until he was for it.

But during his two-term tenure as governor he permitted the Florida Lotto, one of the state's lottery games, to increase from one drawing a week to two.

He also allowed a Fantasy 5 lottery game drawing every night, added two weekly Megaball drawings and allowed nightly Play 4 and Cash 3 lottery games.

As for the Florida Lottery's instant scratch-off tickets, the number of different kinds available zoomed to 61 under Bush's watch, including some costing as much as $20 apiece.


In 2002, the state legislature passed a bill increasing the limits and extending the hours at state poker rooms.

Bush vetoed the bill, saying he didn't oppose the limit increases but did have a problem with expanding the hours of operation.

In 2003 the state legislature approved an updated version of the bill which increased the limits but not the hours and Bush allowed it to become law.

The law eliminated a $10-per-game pot limit at racetrack poker rooms, replacing it with a $2 bet limit and a maximum of three raises per round, with unlimited rounds.


In 2006, Bush signed legislation allowing four state racetracks to install slot machines.

On one hand, Bush loudly and often declared his opposition to expanding gambling in the state.

But on the other (greasier) hand, during his tenure as governor he allowed expansion of plenty of gambling in the state, including poker, slot machines and state lottery games.


http://www.gambling911.com/politics/another-president-bush-jeb-hates-gambling-sometimes-101811.html

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