For what ever reason, I really don't ask anymore, this great idea popped into my head. If Iowa wants to retain high schoolers when they go to college or college kids after they graduate and get jobs, they need to lower the gambling age to 18. This will do several things:
- First, increased revenue. Everyone here heads up to Minnesota on or about their 18th birthday. 18-21 year olds have little or no expenses, so they have cash to burn. That is three years worth of gambling money the Minnesotans are raking in from Iowa kids.
- Second, more kids would want to stay in Iowa. By the time people are 21 and can gamble, they've already been other places to gamble and decided they wanted to stay there. People say that there is nothing to do in Des Moines, but they wouldn't say that if they could get into Prairie Meadows at 18.
- And lastly, I wouldn't have to spend a day at Adventureland. Good thing Lisa (you might remember her from this post) is going to be miserable with me and we are going to Puderbaugh's afterwards.
Deloris Mertz, I'm talking to you.
Closing Shot: Wouldn't Mertz be a good name for a racehorse?