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Sucker bet

Gov. Corbett’s plan to privatize the lottery calls for turning it over to the only bidder and adding Keno and other games. It will increase the state’s take — by robbing the poor.

In the same week that the governor helped to feed Lancaster’s homeless, he announced a proposal to expand the Pennsylvania Lottery — which sucks money from the pockets of the poor, like the people who depend on Water Street Ministries.

The Republican governor is considering a bid by Camelot Global Services PA LLC, the firm that runs the national lottery in Britain, to take over Pennsylvania’s lottery — with promises that the firm will double lottery profits from $1.1 billion to more than $2 billion annually over 20 years.

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