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12. In both Systems, upon request and with no purchase necessary, participants can obtain free sweepstakes entries. Free entries are not treated any differently than entries accompanying a purchase.
13. In both Systems, whether through a request for free entries or through a qualifying purchase, a sweepstakes participant is given a player account number associated with the sweepstakes transaction, which will enable the sweepstakes participant to reveal or open sweepstakes entries. In both Systems, entries can be opened only at a computer terminal. (exhibit B, page 3)
22. Because the Systems are computerized sweepstakes drawings, for which no purchase is necessary to participate, no payment of any kind is required to play the video games.
23. The video games that are part of Plaintiffs' promotional sweepstakes are easily differentiated from illegal video gaming devices like video poker. First of all, an illegal video gaming machine is driven by a random number generator with an infinite set of outcomes. Secondly, with an illegal video gaming device, the user must stake something of value to get some outcome from the game. (emphasis mine
Their lives suck, and "games" like this give them that tiny background spark that maybe one day something good will happen, and maybe then life won't suck. They're not stupid, they know what they're doing, they just want to have something to hope for so that they can go to sleep thinking "wow, maybe I'll win tomorrow. Wouldn't that be nice?"
These should be run by the state, IMO. It's not like it takes anything but a lack of a moral compass to run one of these deals. At least then some of the money could be redirected to programs that help the communities that are wasting their money this way, instead of being used to make assholes rich.
Except at McDonalds you can get a free game piece just for the asking.
I'm not sure what you're arguing - that McDonald's doesn't know exactly how many cups are winners, and what exactly the prizes are?
Can someone explain to me why we outlaw gambling? I've never really understood that part.
I'll agree it's a stupid waste of money, but so? People waste their money in other stupid ways that are perfectly legal (everything from Pokemon cards, to cigarettes, to buying gold in World of Warcraft, to internet porn, to Monster Cables, to romance novels, etc).
In support of that contention I observe that Nevada does not have a significantly higher crime rate or any other indicator of social problems than states where gambling is illegal.
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