The following comments were generated from an editorial by FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, which first aired on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
The response to last week's editorial about electronic bingo was both passionate and overwhelming! We received so many calls and emails that we have decided to share more of them this week.
Mr. Warren from Tarrant
I think we should have bingo halls. I think the people should have the right to vote on what they want.....
Carolyn from Bessemer
I think it is a good thing that is going on. Helping the people with their jobs, helping the revenue. If we don't have bingo here, we're gonna go somewhere else and play.
Bob from Fayette
I don't want to see gambling legalized in Alabama...I feel like gambling would deteriorate the living conditions in this part of the country.
Ronald from Columbiana
I think Alabama should have bingo... People that are gonna gamble are gonna gamble... It's my money. It ain't Bob Riley's business or nobody else's what I do with it.
Darnella from West End
My comments about the bingo. They need to leave it alone. It's not bothering anybody. It's creating jobs. I've been working at some of them. And, it brings in a paycheck.
Sandra from Oneonta
I hope that the bingo and all the gambling is stopped in Alabama. Because it is degrading, there's no positive, it's not biblical, it tears up families and I'm ashamed that it is coming in our state.
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