New State Slogan

CONNECTICUT.

 

WANNA BET?

 

Why not?  It would look good on a license plate.

This week alone, the Lottery introduced the Mega Millions game to save players the chore of driving to the border.  And Governor Rell pushed for Keno.

Since the Seventies, we’ve had the legal opportunity to bet on ponies (OTB and TeleTrack), puppies (tracks in Plainfield and Bridgeport), and people (Hartford, Milford and Bridgeport Jai Alai). 

We have all kinds of lottery games, from scratch-offs to MegaPowerMillionZillions.

And, of course, bingo begat Foxwoods and later, Mohegan Sun.

Where would we be without the income?  Seriously.  Connecticut faces a deficit of $535 million this year and $725 million in the fiscal year starting July 1.  And that’s with all the income from legalized gambling.

And to be clear, this is no anti-gambling rant.  I’m not much of a gambler, but if you are, bon chance!

Wait, wait.  One more.  I feel it coming on……yes!  Here you go!

 

BETTOR YET, CONNECTICUT!

 

Hey, I’m here to help.  You’re welcome.

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About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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4 Responses to New State Slogan

  1. Or “buena suerte.”

    How ’bout: Connecticut, a gambling state? You “bettor” bellieve it.

  2. Connecticut “The Bettor Place”
    “Connecticut is for debtors”
    ” A Great Bet…Connecticut”

  3. Jim Hart says:

    Why not put a state employee with three shells and a pea on every street corner. With a little training this could be a real money maker.

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