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Want A “Kwikie?”

The state of Maine has scratched plans to rebrand its scratch-off lottery tickets as “Kwikies,” prompting widespread lamentations from convenience store owners fluent in double entendre. And widespread relief from female lottery players … According to Urban Dictionary, the term “quickie” is synonymous with “a sexual romp that is exactly that…

The state of Maine has scratched plans to rebrand its scratch-off lottery tickets as “Kwikies,” prompting widespread lamentations from convenience store owners fluent in double entendre.

And widespread relief from female lottery players …

According to Urban Dictionary, the term “quickie” is synonymous with “a sexual romp that is exactly that – quick.”

“The Maine State Lottery is sensitive to the concerns of retailers and consumers alike,” Maine’s Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations said in a statement. “We recently tested a new brand name for our instant ticket games, and the initial response was encouraging. But after a larger sampling of retailers and consumers, the negative concerns were clear. As a result, the Lottery has decided to abandon further pursuit of the Kwikies name.”

Awwww …

“I think it’s a good move for them,” one store owner told The Bangor Daily News. “If they read into the laws of sexual discrimination, they were borderline on that. They were pushing the limit. I think they saw that.”

What’s really “pushing the limit?”

Government-run monopolies on gambling … which this website has consistently argued against.

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10 comments

Fleet March 19, 2013 at 8:36 am

“Government-run monopolies on gambling”-You’ve never put a few bucks down on a NCAA basketball tournament pool, or been to a casino?

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NOBODY March 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

well, the state of SC has no casinos, because SC has a monopoly on gambling. Technically, wagering on anything, including March Madness pools is illegal in SC. (not that SC is chasing pool participants)

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Fleet March 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

I understand your point, but Fits doesn’t say “SC government”, he says “government”. I was pointing out that there are other options if you want to gamble.

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Fleet March 19, 2013 at 8:36 am

“Government-run monopolies on gambling”-You’ve never put a few bucks down on a NCAA basketball tournament pool, or been to a casino?

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NOBODY March 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

well, the state of SC has no casinos, because SC has a monopoly on gambling. Technically, wagering on anything, including March Madness pools is illegal in SC. (not that SC is chasing pool participants)

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Fleet March 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

I understand your point, but Fits doesn’t say “SC government”, he says “government”. I was pointing out that there are other options if you want to gamble.

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Smirks March 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

At least you can still buy quickies at the convenience stores in the seedier parts of town, but only after dark, and having to scrape off something afterwards isn’t as exciting or rewarding.

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Smirks March 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

At least you can still buy quickies at the convenience stores in the seedier parts of town, but only after dark, and having to scrape off something afterwards isn’t as exciting or rewarding.

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shifty henry March 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

Well, smoothies are still great!

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shifty henry March 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

Well, smoothies are still great!

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