Missouri Senator Denny Hoskins is a busy man. The Republican has filed several bills which would change the status of gambling in the Show-Me state.
Local news reports that Hoskins has introduced the Video Lottery Control Act. If passed, it would regulate the 14,000 lottery machines in the state’s gas stations, grocery stores and other venues. The lottery machines are already there, but without any oversight, regulation or taxation.
With the new regulation, Hoskins estimates that $36 million would be brought in to the state’s coffers through taxation. It would also establish regulations for where the machines are allowed, and set up a self-exclusion system for problem gamblers.
On the other side of the isle, Senator Kiki Curls is afraid the machines could cause problem gambling, especially with minors. She said: