I was going to rant about poker and keno machines and gambling addictions. Instead, I'm curious to know how much you put in a machine over the course of a year.

Of all of the things that I'm thankful for, one is not having a gambling addiction.

In fact, in 2013, my New Year's resolution was to not gamble. And I did it. Not one cent lost to Lady Luck. And it was easy.

So, give me your totals. Is it something you and your spouse do together? Let me know. Then, I'll get around to the much more volatile topic of whether welfare recipients should be allowed to play the machines.