Why Casinos And Lotteries Are Bad?

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Why Casinos and Lotteries are Bad Casinos and lotteries are almost exactly the same as drugs, because they have just as much, or an even more addicting effect on the people. The one difference is the drug addict takes drugs and is basically “gone” in a mental sense, but the gamblers and people who play the lottery still consciously know what they are doing. This state can worse, because gambling addicts are purposely hurting their loved ones, and damaging their future, without “escaping” from the world. Lotteries and casinos are both ways to take money from people by making them voluntarily spend their money. Because of the way casinos and lotteries are able to addict anyone they can lure in, they have a devastating influence on the people …show more content…
Resort casinos are specifically designed and run to cater to the richer upper class people and have standards for who the allow in. These gambling facilities do not have a large impact on the general society because only people who can afford to lose money are allowed in. The other casino type, that draws in the poor and desolate part of the population, has a much larger impact. The casinos that cater to the poorer part of the population use slot machines which incite a player to bet small sums as fast as they can get their fingers to fly by using lots of buttons and lights. After a night at the slots where multitudes of small sums were bet at a rapid pace, people are generally out of a lot of money without actually feeling like they lost a lost because they didn’t “bet enough to lose a lot.” But the real damage is not in the amount of money they spent it’s in the people coming back again and again, in a strategy the gambling joints call “playing to extinction.” The gamblers will come back time and again and bet relatively small sums until their money is effectively extinct. This strategy would keep the problem gamblers coming back to spend, which would make up over half of the money made by the casino. Other people that come in “for fun” spend less, and the casinos know that, so they create an atmosphere that caters to the addicts. The resort casinos do not have this effect on people …show more content…
Though it is a common past time to go gambling, it was once illegal, and was made legal only recently. Today, forty eight states allow casinos and other gambling facilities, because congress has allowed the state legislatures to make them legal. The same legislators that are pushing for more casinos, which are a tax on the people in a way, are also fighting bitterly against any raises in taxes. Casinos are a “tax” on the people who visit them because they take away some of the individuals money, and give a part of it to the government. Yet the same people who lose the money also say they are not being taxed because it is voluntary. Thirty years ago, Nevada was the only state that allowed gambling of any sort, but today nineteen have commercially run casinos in heavily populated cities, and forty three allow other types of gambling, such as track-side betting. They have also appeared in the states that still don 't allow them by exploiting loopholes in the laws. One loophole that was especially used is the laws about casinos only apply to the ones on solid ground. New riverboat casinos have sprung up on many of the major rivers around the US, and are not illegal because they are not technically on or in any state. The only states today that still ban gambling are Hawaii and Utah. Every other state has legalized it in one form or another. Gambling was illegal until state legislatures and other influential

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