Posted on Apr 10, 2014
SSG Ed Mikus
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Casinos have plaged service members since before we earned a decent wadge, i have seen Garrison/and other commanders pour a lot of effort and money into keeping casinos away from conus installations so why in MWR still allowed to place them in places where the most venerable people are?
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MSG Wade Huffman
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Throughout my career there were always slot machines in the overseas clubs operated by MWR.  (nickle and quarter machines... but you can still pump a lot of money into them in a relatively short time should you so desire!)  These machines are a revenue stream for MWR projects.  I've never actually seen or heard of a casino on any installation though.  
I have also seen service members and dependents get carried away and cause themselves financial hardship by playing these machines.  Does this mean we should eliminate them from the club system?  Does this also mean we should forbid service members from visiting legal casinos off base (CONUS and OCONUS), or from playing state sponsored lotteries?   Friday night poker parties?  Office pools?  "friendly" bets? Horse racing?  Moderation is the key... and by providing the opportunity to play the machines on post, the profit goes back into community services provided by MWR.  
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MSgt Bobby Gene
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I found them to be inexpensive entertainment while TDY to Panama. A roll of nickles would buy a couple of hours of distraction. Cheap entertainment, and doesn't hurt anyone, I personally never "lost" more than a roll of nickles, but I always played until they were gone, too.
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GySgt Jack Wallace
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MSgt Bobby Gene - I with you Top.A roll of dimes or nickels is cheap entertainment.
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LTC Ray Buenteo
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How did this question turn into advertisement for online gambling ? RP is not Facebook! Everything gets corrupted.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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My recollection of them in Korea was you couldn’t get near the slot machines because there were Korean Nationals wearing an ass print into the stools. I had one soldier my time there that I had a one on one conversation with about his gambling in that location. Seems to me we were paying for soldier programs through host nation donations.
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