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  • DCoop328

    Now joining PA, FL, MI, IL, and CO as possibly troubled states is GA. The GA Lottery apparently sent letters to Nigel and Jason to make them stop DFS in GA by Oct 16. Both failed to respond which I think is the right thing to do as the Lottery should not be running the state and the laws of the state.

    http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/30295827/georgia-lottery-wants-answers-from-fantasy-sports-sites

    I would appreciate any help with who to contact either Joseph Kim (GA Lottery CEO aka Joseph Kim Jong Un) or any Government officials.

    I have sent letters to IL, FL, and PA and now I guess it is time to step up and protect my home state.

    “Don’t Give Up the Ship”

  • WilliamDeBrigham

    wow this sucks, im in Atlanta.. hope they dont pull out

  • jimmyquinella

    • Blogger of the Month

    @WilliamDeBrigham said...

    wow this sucks, im in Atlanta.. hope they dont pull out

    That’s what SHE said….

    sorry, couldn’t help myself.

  • Captkirk07

    of course the lottery has to get involved they aren’t getting part of their cut. Who wants to play the lottery anyways no one ever wins. I think the lottery is more greedy than the casinos. Good for DK and FD to not respond to these chumps. All they did was send a letter i would not consider GA into the pitch of things quite yet.

  • PrenticeGT

    GA will be the next state to legalize gambling, so it makes sense.

  • traction

    “Kim says gaming is generally banned by Georgia’s constitution, except for state lottery-run games”.

    That is disturbing on so many levels.

  • Captkirk07

    of course hes going to say that because he wants people to run into convenience stores and spend hundreds of dollars on scratch offs everyday. Its really sad i live in georgia and i see poor people spending their last dollars on the lottery… and of course they lose.

  • WilliamDeBrigham

    @Captkirk07 said...

    of course hes going to say that because he wants people to run into convenience stores and spend hundreds of dollars on scratch offs everyday. Its really sad i live in georgia and i see poor people spending their last dollars on the lottery… and of course they lose.

    same here, lottery is a tax on poor, In Georgia they showed a map once it was like 75% of tickets were bought in certain zip codes of the state but only less than 10% of the hope scholorships went to same Zip codes… But they find it ok to come after DFS, sad world

  • PrenticeGT

    People use their Obama money to buy lotto tickets here. It’s sad. Go to any gas station in metro Atlanta you will see the same type people huddled around the lottery section.

  • Campbell00021

    @PrenticeGT said...

    People use their Obama money to buy lotto tickets here. It’s sad. Go to any gas station in metro Atlanta you will see the same type people huddled around the lottery section.

    What does that have to with anything DFS?

  • WilliamDeBrigham

    nothing just saying how they will shut DFS down soon in GA, but lotto will roll on

  • DCoop328

    For All Wondering Former Georgia Tech QB Josh Nesbitt now works for the GA Lottery so maybe we can somehow get him on our side.

  • Captkirk07

    DFS just needs to prove how corrupt things like the lottery and the casinos are and explain that DFS is not gambling they have proven it in court. They have so much money get the best lawyers in the country on this and defend themselves from all these states and people trying to attack them i dont understand why they are trying to ignore all of this.

  • wikingfan

    @WilliamDeBrigham said...

    same here, lottery is a tax on poor, In Georgia they showed a map once it was like 75% of tickets were bought in certain zip codes of the state but only less than 10% of the hope scholorships went to same Zip codes… But they find it ok to come after DFS, sad world

    Same in NC, most lottery sales are in the poor eastern NC counties:
    http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2010/12/17/hope-and-hard-luck/#map

    There was a debate here if the lottery should spend so much on advertising instead of it going to the education fund. The lottery ads are always get rich off of a scratch off yet there is a problem with DFS ads?

  • DreSmithGaming

    @PrenticeGT said...

    People use their Obama money to buy lotto tickets here. It’s sad. Go to any gas station in metro Atlanta you will see the same type people huddled around the lottery section.

    what “types” of people are you talking about here?

    what types obama use their “Obama money”

  • kgeorge

    2013 DD Bracket Champion ($11)

    Nothing more than evil criminals using the violence of the state to maintain their monopoly.

  • DCoop328

    This is the definition of a monopoly stop this cruel dictator Joseph Kim.

    “Don’t Give Up the Ship”

    Don’t let Dictator Joseph Kim take it away.

  • kgeorge

    2013 DD Bracket Champion ($11)

    Get out of my house and leave me the hell alone Joseph Kim Jong Un!!

  • lggarruto

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    Its laughable that these other industries think they will make more money eliminating dfs. I sure as hell will not buy more lottery tickets or go to a casino if they eliminate it.

  • DCoop328

    We all need to band together to Stop Joseph Kim Jong Un!!!! Well said kgeorge!

    STOP JOSEPH KIM JONG UN

  • AtGame7

    @lggarruto said...

    Its laughable that these other industries think they will make more money eliminating dfs. I sure as hell will not buy more lottery tickets or go to a casino if they eliminate it.

    A lot of us won’t, but hasn’t the precedent been set? A lot, A LOT of DFS players are former on-line poker players who are just here because poker went away. I think it’s reasonable, although a bit misguided, that the politicians think if they take away DFS people will migrate to whatever is next/available.

    Gamblers gonna gamble, right? You can’t deny it. If DFS goes away do you think all those high end players are going to give up and just go get jobs? Some might but most won’t, they will do whatever they have to until the next big thing comes along. The states are banking on running the next big thing.

  • Ybjfk

    Curious, what happened after Black Friday? Did any portion of former online players start visiting casinos and poker rooms, even illegal ones, after online poker went away? Did the off-line see an upswing in revenue after that? I don’t know, because I was never a poker player.

  • robertrivelli

    @lggarruto said...

    Its laughable that these other industries think they will make more money eliminating dfs. I sure as hell will not buy more lottery tickets or go to a casino if they eliminate it.

    It’s laughable that some people think victimless crimes like gambling should be outlawed.

  • ActionJunkie

    [quote]Curious, what happened after Black Friday? Did any portion of former online players start visiting casinos and poker rooms, even illegal ones, after online poker went away? Did the off-line see an upswing in revenue after that? I don’t know, because I was never a poker player.[/quote]

    The VAST majority of online poker players quit circa 2006 (including myself) when the laws went up that blocked payment processing for US players. Black Friday really only affected the really heavy volume players/pros who still used the sites which allowed ways around the 2006 law for the ~6 years afterwards… the Government didn’t like this so just shut the sites down. So in essence it affected a tiny % of the online poker base compared to it’s peak in ~2006. NOTHING about DFS is even remotely comparable. In fact, the 2006 laws protected fantasy sports and thus DFS. What’s going on now is strictly a states issue. We are or might be getting gutted though most of us are holding hope that Neveda is the only falling domino.

    Now if more “scandals” come to light then all bets are off as the Feds will get involved which is partially why the FBI opened an investigation.

  • salarycapfantasy

    ATL too and there are a few more. We need to band together.

  • chuckyduce

    Who are you guys planning to write to? Lottery counsel or state reps?

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