Why Slot Machines Are More Difficult to Rig Than Voting Machines


But Freeman has assembled comparisons that suggest Americans protect their vices more than they guard their rights, according to data he presented at an October meeting of the American Statistical Association in Philadelphia.

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  1. Having spent the past 22 years in the slot machine business, I can vouch for the fact that everything Freeman has written about those “one-armed bandits” and their governmental oversight is true. Gambling in general is the second most regulated industry in the world after nuclear power.

  2. Do you suppose if polling places had Vegas-style showgirls, we’d have a higher voter turnout?

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