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    California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    Great use of tax dollars...

    California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs - latimes.com

    "Reporting from Sacramento — California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash on gaming floors in more than half of the casinos in the state, a Los Angeles Times review of records found.

    The cards, provided by the Department of Social Services to help recipients feed and clothe their families, work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms, the review found."

    And hey...why not...its THEIRS...they should be able to use it how they want...

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    re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    This whole article is quackers - and right now a lot of people on benefits are hauling ass to the Casinos to give it a go, the month is almost up . . . they can slide.

    "It is reprehensible that anyone would use taxpayer money for anything other than its intended purpose."
    Oh my! Someone in government says this?
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    re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Great use of tax dollars...

    California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs - latimes.com

    And hey...why not...its THEIRS...they should be able to use it how they want...
    VanceMack, I hope you were being sarcastic.
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    re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    I sensed sarcasm.
    But right now someone's going "DAMNIT - IF ONLY I KNEW SOONER!"
    Funny thing is - they can likely run some checks to see who did it and who didn't. . . and thus nullify their benefits if they so choose.
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    re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    Quote Originally Posted by Goyboy View Post
    VanceMack, I hope you were being sarcastic.
    Sarcasm doesnt translate well...sarcasm doesnt translate well...I GOTTA remember that!!!

    yeah...just a teensy bit.

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    Re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    It's a card that works in ATMs. Probably never occurred to anyone to program the system to reject the particular machines at the casinos.
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    Re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    I assume that all ATM's have standardized authentication mechanisms, so the cards should work in the Casino just like anywhere else. Its a problem that welfare people are going to the Casino at all, but that has nothing to with the cards or ATMs.

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    Re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I assume that all ATM's have standardized authentication mechanisms, so the cards should work in the Casino just like anywhere else. Its a problem that welfare people are going to the Casino at all, but that has nothing to with the cards or ATMs.
    Might make the program more acceptable if the money could only be spent at grocery stores or for rent/utility vouchers, huh?

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    Re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    Might make the program more acceptable if the money could only be spent at grocery stores or for rent/utility vouchers, huh?
    There isn't a system in place to make that possible. The wasted overhead in trying to manually approve every transactions would cost more than it is worth.

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    Re: California welfare cards can be used in many casino ATMs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's a card that works in ATMs. Probably never occurred to anyone to program the system to reject the particular machines at the casinos.
    Does that mean that we should not only pay for welfare, but that we should anticipate welfare fraud and counter act it? Why don't we just NOT give them welfare? I know I know,some people NEED the money. I think that presceening would be more effective than trying to close the barn door afterwards. Jees, do you wonder why people don't like welfare programs?

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