Like the guy who wants to keep throwing the dice until his numbers come up, video gambling proponents are pushing for another Swansea Village Board vote on whether to allow the machines in town.
But in government you don't keep playing until you win. The board has voted to not allow the machines. Twice. That's enough.
If the proponents are so determined to push for gambling, they can go out and collect signatures from voters to get the issue on the ballot.
If they get enough signatures to get it on the ballot, we think Swansea voters, too, will say no. Gamblers have to lose their money for government and the operators to profit. In October, the state collected $364,000 from video gambling, which means that gamblers lost $1.45 million.
Swansea trustees believe they were representing family values when they voted down video gambling.
The proponents consider it a problem that surrounding communities allow gambling and Swansea does not. Frankly, we see that as a point of pride.