government, should control gambling in the state.
"As Libertarians, we oppose the government creating a monopoly out of
gambling," he said. "There always has been gambling. But
recently, the state has learned how to profit from
Myers would seek to eliminate the state lottery. He said former
Gov. Arch Moore asked him to serve on the Lottery Commission, but he
refused for philosophical reasons.
Myers said in theory, anyone should be able to sponsor gambling,
from Go-Mart to The Greenbrier. But he said he had no problem with
allowing local voters to choose whether they'll let gambling into
Both Myers and Giardina said the two leading candidates have
been influenced by campaign contributions from gambling interests.
"I think both [Cecil] Underwood and [Bob] Wise are talking out of both
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