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Arizona Cafe Stops Selling Lottery Tickets

Discussion in 'CASINO NEWS' started by Mben, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

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    As the jackpot in the multi-state Powerball lottery passes $500 million, hopeful ticket buyers queue up outside Rosie’s Den in White Hills, Ariz. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.


    Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016 | 9:15 a.m.

    A popular cafe on the route to Las Vegas has stopped selling the lottery tickets it is known for.

    Rosie's Den, located in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles southeast of Las Vegas on U.S. Highway 93, sold its last tickets on Feb. 28. Three other places within a mile of Rosie's Den still sell tickets, but fans of the cafe are upset to see the service go.

    Rosie's Den owner Brad Larsen says without a jackpot, lottery tickets don't make enough money to be financially feasible. When the cage was still selling them, staff operated three terminals for selling lottery tickets, all of which needed to be staffed during the run-up to a big jackpot.

    Larsen says the profits he made from lottery tickets weren't enough to cover the previous year's sales tax.

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  2. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Nevada does not have a lottery so their residents flock to Arizona businesses to purchase tickets especially when the Powerball reaches record amounts.

    I never realized the financial burden that it could put on retail establishments.
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  3. PMM

    PMM No Deposit Forum Moderator Staff Member

    My goodness. A different look at it for sure.
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  4. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Indeed :nod:
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  5. Stan Rogers

    Stan Rogers WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Bad news for the casino lovers! Anyways thanks for the update.
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