Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 3/19/14 Nevada Legalizes Gambling
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Today, we look back on a day in history. March 19, 1931, The State of Nevada legalized gambling. This was initially approved to help the state recover from The Great Depression, and to combat a mass exodus of residents. (Sound familiar??) Sure, at first, big city organized crime thugs saw brand new opportunity and ruled the Nevada gambling circuit. But, nowadays, it is taxes on said gambling that accounts for most of the state's overall tax revenues. Hmm...funny don't you think? We're watching Nevada reap the benefits from gambling...Colorado cashing in on pot...yet, Michigan AG Bill Schuette seems to be leading crusades against both from right here in Lansing.
Putting further commentary aside, I show my support of legalized gambling with three songs about wagers, or, at least uses gambling as metaphor. Tonight, we will hear from the native son, Bob Seger with "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man", AC/DC and their clever story of "The Jack", followed by some much needed love for Jagger and the Stones with "Tumbling Dice". It's tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot, only on 949. WMMQ!!