Week 1 Class Discussion 1: Initial post is due Wednesday by midnight (EST)

Week 1 Class Discussion 1: Initial post is due Wednesday by midnight (EST)

As a junior congress person you have been asked to help promote a bill to allow casino gambling in your state. There is much opposition to this bill. Using distributive bargaining, discuss the pros and cons which might arise toward the passing or defeating of this bill.

For all discussions questions a primary response of 300 word must be posted to the discussion forum, the post must be submitted by Wednesday at midnight. Each student is to post a reply to another students’ posting (minimum 200 words) and must be posted Sunday by Midnight. All late submissions will receive a zero grade.


For each discussion, you are required to write an initial post (300 words) and one secondary post (200 words).  The discussion forums will be worth 40 points apiece—25 points for the initial post and 15 points for the secondary post.  For your initial and secondary posts, you must have two academic peer-reviewed articles for references.  You must get them from the library.  There are directions at the top of our Moodle page showing how to utilize the library.


Grading for discussions.

· All discussions must be completed on-time and must include in-text citations and references in APA style formatting. If you do not use in-text citations or they are not in APA format you will lose 3 points.  If you do not have references or if they are not in APA format, you will lose 5 points. (You do not need citations and references for secondary posts).

·  You will lose 10% based on word count if your posts are too short.  For example, your initial post is 300 words, if you have 250 words you will lose 5 points.  50 words short times 10% (50 x .10 = 5).

·  If any part of your post is copied and pasted (ANY POST), you will receive a “0”.  I will not ask you about it and you will not have a chance to resubmit the post.

·  If your post is late, you will not receive any points.  No points will be given for any assignment posted after the class ends.


Response-1(Venkata Sai)

Like all forms of legalization, bills to legalize casino gambling would be good to redistribute the wealth in the society. This would also benefit most of the people like casino entrepreneurs and some individuals. Different direct and indirect beneficials of this casinos are stakeholders, few landowners and even some governments since the host cities would generally experience the growth in business and income made possible by increases tourism. Gambling regulations is focused on policing functions which differ from community to community. The extent that governments assume a general responsibility to shield their populations from fraud, regulation is the most effective means of ensuring that such legal gambling as does exist is fair and honest.

The main secondary area of government concern is crime, because of volume of cash transactions involved in casino gambling and in order to minimize any resulting potential for money laundering. All of the evidences presented to the commission indicates that effective state regulation, coupled with the takeover of much of the industry by public corporations, has eliminated organized crime from the direct ownership and operation of casinos.

The pros for legalizing casino gambling is drastic growth, but demand for gambling is not unlimited. Convince gambling pays a high tax rate relative to other diversion, outside particular regions, state governments try to limit the number of casinos in operation. This policy provides the owners with the potential for oligopoly type profit margins and enables the states to impose high tax rates.

The cons for passing a bill to legalize casino gambling is the problem gamblers or addicts, the exact percentage of casino patrons who have a gambling problem, is not known. These individuals account for a disproportionate share of revenue. dealing with gambling addiction means responding to a serious social problem that has been long left unsolved. It is simply outrageous to regard the problem of gambling addiction only as a necessary cost for making profit.




RESPONSE-2 (Sashi Kumar)

Casino Gambling

Numerous states have endorsed business club betting basically because they consider it to be an apparatus for financial development. The best saw advantages are expanded vocation, more noteworthy duty income to state and nearby governments, and development in neighborhood retail deals. Expanding financial weight on state spending plans, the apprehension of lost income to the club in neighboring states and a more positive open mentality in regards to clubhouse betting all have prompted its acknowledgment, as indicated by the National Gambling Impact Study Commission’s Final Report. Likewise, the entry of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 permits Indian tribes to work gambling clubs on their reservations. Numerous states now have a blend of the tribal and corporate clubhouse(Garrett).

Pros arise toward the passing of the bill

·       The new form permits more cash that would have bolstered state-funded instruction to go to tuition-based schools rather – yet it additionally incorporates some of Arises proposals for more prominent responsibility and straightforwardness.

·       The assessments gathered from the gambling club would raise pay rates for cops and would expand work positions in the power. The FOP and police powers are relied upon to see around $13 million a year in gathered income with the institution of Amendment(Casino_Approval).

Cons arise toward the passing of the bill

1.     Authorize stand out gambling club office at a specifically assigned area inside each of the urban communities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo.

2.     Demand a fixed assessment of 33% of gross gambling club income got by every clubhouse administrator of the four gambling club offices.

3.     Disperse the club charge as takes after:

·       51% among every one of the 88 provinces in the extent to such districts’ particular populace. Half of every district’s dissemination will go to its biggest city if that city’s populace is above 80,000.

·       34% of all government-funded school areas

·       5% among all host urban areas

·       2% to a state issue is betting and addictions store(Casino, 2009).


Casino. (2009) Retrieved from Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Ohio_Casino_

Casino_Approval. (n.d.). Retrieved from Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Ohio_Casino_Approval

Garrett, T. A. (n.d.). Casinos and Economic Development. Retrieved from Stlouisefed: https://www.stlouisfed.org

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