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Amusement concessions in Hawaii’s international airports

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State Rep. Cindy Evans (7th District – North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala) introduced House Bill 91, Relating to Amusement Concessions.

The bill authorizes the implementation of amusement concessions to provide slot machines at state airports for departing international passengers.

The revenues from the slot machines will be deposited into the airport revenue fund.

The proposed slot machines will be placed in secured areas of the airport. In order for people to use the slot machines, passengers will need to show proof of their ticket indicating they are leaving the United States.

Evans said, “This will be an opportunity to get more of the tourists’ dollars before they leave our state. Our airports need modernization and repair. It is time we think out of the box to find a new revenue source.”

For more information on the measure available at: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure…

One Response to “Amusement concessions in Hawaii’s international airports”

  1. Wada Pendejo says:

    “This will be an opportunity to get more of the tourists’ dollars before they leave our state.” Yeah Cindy, slot machines, a real touch of class that will leave a lasting impression on all who depart our shores. I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t you just stand at the head of the departure line with a handgun & say, “Stick em up! Gimme all the rest of your money” It’d at least be a more honest and straightforward way of fleecing the sheep.

    “It is time we think out of the box to find a new revenue source.” Great idea Cindy! As long as we’re thinking outside of the box, why stop at legalizing gambling? Why not decriminalize/legalize prostitution too, as these two vices seem to go hand in hand. I can visualize a series of cubicles, no, let’s call them “Lay Stands”, where travel weary visitors can unwind and relieve their tensions. While we’re at it, since the legislature is already considering various marijuana decriminalization bills, why not create an all encompassing “Free Vice Zone”, along the lines of a Free Trade Zone, where gambling, sex, & drugs would all be permitted. I can see world travelers intentionally routing their flights through Kona for an intentional “layover”.

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