Kathy Gilroy, an anti-gambling activist from Illinois, will not turn down the win. She takes part in playing a sweepstake card that wins her $25, 000. It surprises her a lot because it is from Illinois sweepstakes, which she opposes in the past. Indeed, this is a move that creates a spark of reaction. Some are now branding Kathy, a hypocritical woman. They say that this is the same woman who doesn’t want the spread of gambling.
Is It Hypocritical That An Anti-Gambling Advocate Won $25, 000 In A Sweepstake?
“If she is genuine and honest to herself, let her turn down the money. She should not even take part in sweepstakes. In her whole life, she is opposing gambling,” they argue. Gilroy is a big name locally. But this is now emerging that she is vocal for wrong reasons. In 2017, Kathy is among those who fearlessly oppose the spread of legal gambling. She is on the frontline to resist even other gambling contests. These are those that operate outside the state law. At some point last year, Kathy leads a group of others to oppose a raffle.
The Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Raffle
Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) are holding a raffle in which they are issuing prizes. When Kathy comes in with force, the function stops. The VFW works hard until it finds the proper documents. It is until this time that the $1.6 million raffle continues. It is through such efforts that Kathy is growing in prominence. She is even known for causing trouble even when ‘illegal’ activities support good causes.
There is a time she even lobbies for successful closure of another raffle. This time, the raffle is to assist needy college students in her home county. The lottery finally shuts down for similar reasons that there’re no licenses.
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Vocal On Legal Gambling
Gilroy is not against what is wrong. She is against what is good too. As 2017 comes to its fall, Kathy leads a fierce campaign again legal gambling. She walks from town to town and from city to city. She aims to sensitize various municipalities against gambling expansion. Funny as it may, Kathy is against what is legal.
Latest Anti-Gambling Target Is Video Poker Cafes
Her latest target has been against video poker cafes. Kathy is visiting different cities telling people to oppose their installation. A strange turn of events! As she leads the campaigns against gambling expansion, the news goes around. It is from her hometown in Villa Park. Stella’s Café that is in Kathy hometown is where the anti-gambling agent buys the sweepstake. Laredo Hospitality is running some cafes in Villa Park. The company is adamant about Kathy’s campaigns.
After news spreads all over that Kathy is the winner of $25, 000 sweepstakes, many wonders. They accuse her of impunity and hypocrisy. “It’s ironic that someone who’s anti-gambling will enter something like that. That’s a little hypocrisy there, don’t you think?” says Morris VFW Commander Jerry Zaborowski. On her part, Kathy agrees that it is unusual. She says that sweepstakes, which she takes part in, are free. She also says that sweepstakes are legal. Also, this is different from what she opposes.