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May 21, 2013

Letter: Legislators mistrust live dealers

What is the “real” reason that Republican legislators are against Hoosier Park creating 600 jobs by putting in live dealers? Here’s what I think: Every bet is recorded electronically. With live dealers, the first count of the money wagered is logged by the casino. The legislators do not trust the live dealers or casino management.

That’s all fine, but remember, it takes a thief to know a thief. Our Republican legislators are not all angels. Remember Tim Durham, the con man who stole $500 million from Ohio and was convicted in federal court, not state court? Durham donated campaign money to whom? Carl Brizzi, top prosecutor of Indy; Greg Zoeller, Indiana attorney general; Mitch Daniels and numerous other Republican lawmakers.

Indiana state lawmakers looked the other way with Durham; it took the federal government to prosecute him. That tells me that the state Republican machine is corrupt. So, they believe Hoosier Park may be corrupt with “counting the money” wagered. This is just common sense.

As Paul Harvey used to say: “Now you know the rest of the story.”

Ronald K. Jones

Anderson

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