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Raising Revenue In A Dog Fight Dog World

November 5, 2009 - Joselyn King
I admit I was bemused by the overall view of Tuesday's election results -- which showed table gambling passing in Ohio, while two local school levies were rejected.

Now I'm really wondering if we are truly heading toward Armageddon.

The West Virginia Association for Gamecock Sports, has formed a Website advocating the legalization of cockfighting in the state, which is a crime in all 50 states.

But now it is believed the Website and the "organization" were a hoax perpetrated by anti-gambling interests in Ohio.

To explain, language contained in Ohio Issue 3 permits any games of chance in Ohio that are permitted in neighboring states.

The anti-gambling interest likely conjectured that if Ohio voters think cockfighting is good enough for West Virginia, the voters might fear it could come to Ohio.

As such, it was believed they might not vote for Issue 3. But they did. And it passed.

What's next? Legalized dog fighting in West Virginia to raise revenue lost to casinos in Pennsylvania and Ohio?

The dog tracks in Wheeling and Nitro already have the dogs. Those that lose their races then could find themselves as the main event in the back room.

And if that gig with the Philadelphia Eagles doesn't work out . . . Michael Vick just might find a job in West Virginia.

Anybody have their Thanksgiving turkey or gamecock yet?


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