Do We Have State-Owned Slot Machines In Idaho?
Have you seen the TouchTab games from the Idaho Lottery at any bars you've been to? Do they seem like electronic slot machines? That's the claim some opponents are making.
The TouchTabs games (not pictured) are electronic and can be found in various bars and 2+ establishments throughout the Treasure Valley and the state. Some concerned citizens are saying the machines are equivalent to state-sponsored slots. That would be illegal.
Idaho Statue 18-3810 reads, "It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to use, possess, operate, keep, sell, or maintain for use or operation or otherwise, anywhere within the state of Idaho, any slot machine of any sort or kind whatsoever."
The Lottery Commission feels the machines are legal and not another version of slots machines, but it seems they are the cause of increasing concern for some in our community.
Boise Weekly took an in-depth look at this, and that story can be found HERE.