Se pierde

August 11, 2011 7:50 pm

In an effort to be more customer friendly (and make more money), Colorado officials plan to offer lottery tickets with directions in Spanish.

Interestingly, lawmakers in Colorado recently introduced a bill like the one in Arizona designed to crack down on immigrants. In other words, state lawmakers aren’t very immigrant friendly. But as long as immigrants are there, the state is happy to take their money.

Can you say hipócrita?

Lottery tickets are one of the most regressive forms of gambling that states offer. Many buyers of lottery tickets tend to be poor, elderly and minorities. In effect, the lottery strips wealth from those who can least afford it. Colorado plans to take that effort one step further so Spanish-speaking lottery buyers will understand that “se pierde” means “you lose.”

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