There are some people that just do not like gambling and that is completely understandable. However, some of these antigambling people need to get their fears into perspective. There is sort of this fear mongering culture that assumes one form of legalized gambling will eventually snowball until the state is hosting full blown casinos on every block. This is obviously and exaggeration of their concerns, but it often times sounds like the assumption they are making.
Arkansas just legalized a Lottery Commission. Now, for the first time the state is offering games like Powerball and MegaMillions. The revenue from the lottery is being used to pay for college scholarships to help make a higher education more accessible to residents. However, some people are against the lottery because they feel like it is only a matter of time, now that the state has taken this step, before slot machines start showing up. The state just recently approved automatic lottery ticket dispensers and people are already treating the devices as if they were slot machines.
In order to purchase a ticket from these machines a gambler must have a state issued ID proving they are of age. Concerned residents are not convinced that this precaution is enough to prevent minors from purchasing lottery tickets. It is not as if these machines will be placed on street corners with no oversight. They have to be stationed, by law, in locations where a cashier or clerk can oversee the transaction. It is doubtful that these machines will create a spike in underage gambling.