Pickens was one of a group of four army veterans who met once a month to play poker. On one occasion, Pickens lost more than $1,000 and refused to pay, claiming that gambling debts are uncollectible. The winner claimed that because the state had legalized off-track betting and had begun a lottery, gambling debts were now legal and collectible. a. Does the existence of state-approved gambling affect the legality of other forms of gambling? b. Can the winner of the gambling activity legally collect his winnings?