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    Default Stop Casino and Gambling Television Advertising

    I am tired of sitting down to dinner with the television on and having to watch another casino ad.
    I am tired of getting ready for work and having to watch another casino ad.
    I am tired of watching the 10 PM News with another round of casino advertising.

    Why are the Tribes' casinos and gambling not held to the same set of standards as big tobacco and alcohol?

    In my opinion, the Tribes are being allowed to encourage gambling to our children and poor.

    Problem gambling is REAL.

    Gambling, like alcoholism and substance abuse, is addictive.

    Problem gambling is Real.

    Why, other than the influx of money to the corporate media giants, are the Tribes allowed to suggest to our people, young and old, that everyone is having such a great time and winning the jackpot?

    Are our political leaders on the take? ie. Frank Keating and Brad Henry come to mind.

    Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma Legislators are you listening?

    Stop Casino and Gambling Television Advetising.

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    Hopefully they don’t restrict advertising for casinos. Unless they have reason to believe the ads are targeting kids, leave free media alone.

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    Just a guess, but I do not believe Stitt and company have the authority to regulate the airwaves.

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    Just watch Netflix

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    I'm tired of commercials for male enhancement products. I'm tired of commercials that steal the image of Santa Claus as though he endorses that particular product. I despise lying, misleading, completely dishonest political adds. I'm tired of commercial jingles obviously designed to be so bad and catchy you can't get them out of your head. Finally, I'm tired of those awful T J Maxx commercials with the singing guy "Follow me to a place l know...." it's played far too often and it's also one of those overtly catchy jingles.

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    While l agree gambling can be addictive, it's addictive to a very small percentage of the population, generously 1%.

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    You have the right to not watch it.

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    Maybe watch less television?
    The truth is never embarrassed by honest inquiry.

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    Maybe.

    Maybe we could get Juul and Smirnoff to pass out some snazzy samples at our Middle Schools.

    Would that be OK?

    I've heard of Casinos incorporating arcades and gaming centers to attract and babysit the kids while Mommy and/or Daddy are out on the floor gambling away.

    I don't have anything against the Tribes and hope for their continued success. I know they bring jobs and dollars into communities that need the financial support.
    I am of the opinion, that the people will still come to their casinos without the need for television advertising. Did the elimination of big tobacco advertising stop smoking? I think not. Did the elimination of Jack Daniels commercials stop people from drinking? I think not. Folks will still grace the double doors at the casino, advertised or not. Then why should we represent to the children that gambling is OK? That everyone is a big winner. Doesn't everyone win? Get real people.

    Problem gambling is Real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klop View Post
    ............ [blah blah blah] ..... Problem gambling is Real.
    Your head must explode when (if) you get out of your house and you realize there is a liquor store every other block and that cigarettes and alcohol are sold at every convenience store. I shutter to think about the poor children who have to see those things (insert eye roll).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klop View Post
    Maybe.

    Maybe we could get Juul and Smirnoff to pass out some snazzy samples at our Middle Schools.

    Would that be OK?

    I've heard of Casinos incorporating arcades and gaming centers to attract and babysit the kids while Mommy and/or Daddy are out on the floor gambling away.

    I don't have anything against the Tribes and hope for their continued success. I know they bring jobs and dollars into communities that need the financial support.
    I am of the opinion, that the people will still come to their casinos without the need for television advertising. Did the elimination of big tobacco advertising stop smoking? I think not. Did the elimination of Jack Daniels commercials stop people from drinking? I think not. Folks will still grace the double doors at the casino, advertised or not. Then why should we represent to the children that gambling is OK? That everyone is a big winner. Doesn't everyone win? Get real people.

    Problem gambling is Real.
    Should we take down every medical cannabis billboard ad, as well?

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    Someone is not a fan of the 1st Amendment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klop View Post
    Problem gambling is Real.
    Sure it is. And even if you didn't have casinos, problem gamblers would still piss their money away. Many of these casinos aren't just casinos either. They're entertainment venues, meeting spaces, golf courses and more. True, there fore awhile, I had a spat of criminal clients whose nights all started at the Riverwind, but folks are going to make bad choices.

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    I did a little consulting work for a big Tribe and when they found out they were going to be charged for running "Gambling Addiction" ads they were appalled. Adult people have free will, and under our Constitution should not be compelled to stop doing anything that is legal. Hey, if they run out of money I guess they'll stop gambling. Smoking tobacco and weed is legal in Oklahoma so you know where I'm heading with this. The rub comes in whereby we end up paying the price via public health care. If any "habit or addiction" does not affect the public, than it should be OK for the person to participate in that activity. My experience in the Casinos noted a great number of Senior Citizen enjoying themselves. It appears that they are enjoying the free climate control, camaraderie, and social aspects of going to a Casino. I certainly don't see anything wrong with that as long as they can afford it. People that worry about what other people do legally might try and mind their own business.

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    Gambling addiction is real, and is certainly serious. However, I'm not convinced that advertising is a major factor. Regardless..... comparing it to tobacco and alcohol is asinine, because of one very simple and very obvious difference. There is no way to safely consume tobacco or alcohol which is not damaging to the body/health of the person it consumes. Period. Even small amounts of either are by their very nature damaging. You can't smoke "safely" and while you can minimize your drinking and keep it from significantly affecting your health, even small amounts of alcohol are poisonous. This is ignoring the physical addition that they both provide, and the fact that alcohol is one of the few substances that trying to cease consuming can and does regularly kill people.

    So, smoking and drinking, when done right in moderate amounts are nonetheless damaging. Gambling has no inherent damages. It CAN be done safely without any damage. I'd put gambling addition with shopping addition and other such destructive behaviors. No physical additions, and no direct negative effects on the gambler.

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    Respectfully, You sound like one of those "do gooders", living in a Cumbaya world while trying to "help" all of the dumb smokers in the world. My deceased WWII father died from smoking cigarettes, but he enjoyed every bit of it. Go figure.

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    At least you don't see many annoying TV ads to go buy a lottery ticket. I think Republicans keep the advertising budget low for advertising.

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    They are a nightly thing in Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugofbeer View Post
    I'm tired of commercials for male enhancement products. I'm tired of commercials that steal the image of Santa Claus as though he endorses that particular product. I despise lying, misleading, completely dishonest political adds. I'm tired of commercial jingles obviously designed to be so bad and catchy you can't get them out of your head. Finally, I'm tired of those awful T J Maxx commercials with the singing guy "Follow me to a place l know...." it's played far too often and it's also one of those overtly catchy jingles.
    The washed up Athletes ones are the worse. But, the B.C. Clark jingle, still marks the beginning of Christmas for me.

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    Pretty much any Air Comfort Solutions commercial... (or Suntech Mechanical - same thing)

    But in all seriousness, about the only commercials that are currently allowed that I'd love to see not, are advertisements for prescription drugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel View Post
    The washed up Athletes ones are the worse. But, the B.C. Clark jingle, still marks the beginning of Christmas for me.
    Unfortunately, I have to rely on YouTube to hear it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrywall View Post
    Pretty much any Air Comfort Solutions commercial... (or Suntech Mechanical - same thing)

    But in all seriousness, about the only commercials that are currently allowed that I'd love to see not, are advertisements for prescription drugs.
    Indeed, The ACS ads are numerous and annoying. The fact they have to stick a Football in Jason White's hands, so you can fuzzily remember who he is, is a bit sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrywall View Post
    Gambling addiction is real, and is certainly serious. However, I'm not convinced that advertising is a major factor. Regardless..... comparing it to tobacco and alcohol is asinine, because of one very simple and very obvious difference. There is no way to safely consume tobacco or alcohol which is not damaging to the body/health of the person it consumes. Period. Even small amounts of either are by their very nature damaging. You can't smoke "safely" and while you can minimize your drinking and keep it from significantly affecting your health, even small amounts of alcohol are poisonous. This is ignoring the physical addition that they both provide, and the fact that alcohol is one of the few substances that trying to cease consuming can and does regularly kill people.

    So, smoking and drinking, when done right in moderate amounts are nonetheless damaging. Gambling has no inherent damages. It CAN be done safely without any damage. I'd put gambling addition with shopping addition and other such destructive behaviors. No physical additions, and no direct negative effects on the gambler.
    There you go. You have convinced yourself you are correct. Hurry, go check your mailbox. There could be a free flyer on your frequent players card for a free nights adventure at the not-so-lucky-lodge casino welcoming you to come deposit your last three months of SSI into the machines. But, you'll break even I'm sure.

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    Gosh, thanks for your valuable contribution to intelligent discussion.

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    I will say that Las Vegas has many great casinos that feature movie-plexes, bowling alleys, food courts, video arcades and other family friendly features, Those casinos advertise on local TV constantly and the city is not a zombie wasteland.

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