Gambling on the Internet Essay

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Coming to Terms

You roll the dice, you look at the cards, you pick a team then you pray. The whole idea is that you feel you have an edge over others, and that you are lucky. You think that you can beat the house, and in this new age of technology you can bring it all into the comfort of your home. This is how online gambling was created. In recent years online gambling has become more and more popular; a report released last year by a stock analyst said that online gambling revenues will nearly triple $3 billion by this year. To the many sports fan out there, how many times have you said, "Anyone could have predicted the outcome of that game." The truth is that gambling isn't easy. That is why it's called gambling, you are taking a
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In an online casino you don’t even have to part with your beloved plastic chips, the only thing that happens is that the number showing your account balance slowly changes, often for the worse. We slowly move through this wonderland of loss. The slot machines are always fun, you type in your bet then you click the button and watch the wheels turn. What an exciting experience, you get to sit in front of fake machines and lose your hard earned money. The next game you encounter is the poker table. If there ever was any skill in playing poker it is quickly lost when you sit down to in an online casino. You no longer play against other people you play against the machine. You place a bet and if you get a certain hand you get a certain amount of money. For example, two of a kind pays 5 to 1 so when you bet 5 dollars you win 1. Of course there are better hands, and if you get these you get paid more money. But remember the computer gives you the cards so do not be surprised when you go on a sudden cold streak, it wouldn’t be a profitable market if you were able you win too much. It doesn't matter who tells you that gambling is easy, they are either lucky as hell or they have been given a gift from above. The idea of a "skilled gambler" seems so silly after leaving an online casino. In real life there are those that will argue that they are skilled card player. This I believe. There are

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