Gambling on TV

November 29, 2013
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As I have said before, I like to bet on a horse race or two during the year.  I have a lot of fun watching the races on the horse racing channel on my cable TV set.  Since I bet in $2 increments and rarely, if ever, spend more than $6 on one race, I doubt I would become addicted to gambling if Indiana allowed me to bet through the cable TV on races all over the world.  However, this is not the case for way too many Americans.  This is one reason why certain states still do not allow these types of transactions.  They also do not allow them because, in some cases, the states cannot collect taxes like they can on live racing in their own state.  The real danger comes with the online card games (poker) where, as I know it, there are few limits on how much you can bet.  Most of you have heard of some of the high profile cases like the lady mayor in California who went through a whole inheritance and then some playing online poker.  I wish I had the answer because for those who have self control this is a good form of entertainment.  Especially for the elderly and those who are home bound or unwilling to drive long distances any more.  Unfortunately, as soon as you open any avenue to gambling, there will be that segment who have no control over how much they bet.

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The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, education and sanctuary. HOPE will meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Batesville United Methodist Church and will feature a guest speaker, time for topic discussion and fellowship. The Batesville community and beyond are invited to attend! The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 and will feature a discussion around the emotional rollercoaster of cancer and the fear of recurrence. For a complete list of monthly topics or for more information, contact Kari Ann Rennekamp of the Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center at 812.933.3741 or the Batesville United Methodist Church at 812.934.3137.
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