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Gambling and its Effects - The adrenaline-rushing feeling of gambling offers people the idea that opportunity lies within their hands. Unfortunately, there are far too many consequences to gambling to even begin to count. To win you must play, and to win big you must play big. As more gamblers can recall their losses rather than their winnings, gamblers are often dealt with poor hands and must play the risky game to stay alive. Even though gambling has so many faults, some still fall under its corruptions because of gambling’s deceiving fallacies....   [tags: Gambling, ] 638 words
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Gambling Addiction: Compulsive or Pathological Gambling - I am very interested in how a person could psychologically and physically feel the need to gamble. It interests me that a compulsion could turn into physical want and pain if the compulsion isn’t fulfilled. This could actually be classified as an addiction, which some people would also classify it as a disease. People gamble for many different reasons. Some people do it for the excitement in which it will make them feel a release of adrenaline. Another reason why some people do it is because they are very competitive and they want to feel the burst of energy that they would possibly get from beating other players or even the dealer....   [tags: Compulsive Gambling Essays] 1953 words
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Extreme Gambling: Addiction or Obsession? - Gambling in the United States seems to be as American as apple pie. Going to the convenience store to pick up your weekly lottery ticket, then day dreaming about what you would do if you won. I have actually calculated how much I would give to each family member, how many houses I would buy and trips I would take. Once a year I take my wife to the casino for her birthday. We take a couple hundred dollars and spend all night at the roulette table, then end the night at the slot machine. It can be an expensive and rewarding night out....   [tags: Pathological Gambling, Gambling Addictions]
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Texas Gambling: The Morality vs Legality of Casino Gambling - For years casino gambling was portrayed in the media and Hollywood as being associated with criminal activities and the mafia. Now with proper scrutiny and government regulations casino gambling has become a lucrative business, with casinos stock even trading on Wall Street. Casino gambling is an ever increasingly popular and legal activity in many states throughout the United States. “The term gambling or ‘gaming’ as the industry calls it, means any legalized form of wagering or betting conducted in a casino, on a riverboat, on an Indian reservation, or at any other location under the jurisdiction of the United States” (National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act)....   [tags: Gambling in Texas, ] 1845 words
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Gambling in America - Today in America, Gambling can be a matter of life and death; not just to adults, but to their kids as well. Gambling has been growing since day one and it is still going strong today; and not just through casinos but on the internet as well. People usually turn to gambling because they think it is their one way ticket to being rich or earning some extra cash for themselves, but in reality it could be their one way ticket to the bottom. It may be true that gambling helps the economy, but is helping the economy worth someone’s life....   [tags: History of Gambling, Addiction, Adults]
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Gambling in Indiana - GAMBLING IN INDIANA Almost 9 out of 10 adults will gamble in their lifetime. Although gambling can be in many forms, such as lottery, sports betting, and illegal gambling, casino gambling remains one of the most popular gambling activities. With 12 casinos in Indiana, the state revenue can lead to big business. Over the past decade, Indiana has brought in a large amount of revenue from its 12 river boat casinos. In fact, Indiana is third in the nation in gambling revenue - only trailing Las Vegas and New Jersey (Walker, 2013)....   [tags: loterry, sports betting, casino gambling]
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Gambling and Casinos Chronology - 1907-After the silver strike in 1907, Bill Graham at the age of 18 came to Tonopah (Las Vegas) and opened the Big Casino. 1920s-Bill Graham, who was born in San Francisco, operated the Willows in Reno with his partner James McKay. 1933-(September) Lansky gets permission from Batista to open up casinos in Cuba. Also getting permission to run the already operational Hotel Nacional. 1933-(November) Lansky gets the Molaska Corporation up and running. 1933-(December) Prohibition ends in America, making bootlegging an almost obsolete business venture....   [tags: History of Gambling] 705 words
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Casino Gambling Forecast - Casino Gambling Forecast FUTURE TRENDS Digital television promises interactivity The following Figure shows retail sales of digital television at current prices, 2001-05. FIGURE 41: Total U.S. manufacturer wholesale sales of DTV sets and displays, at current prices, 2001-05 Year Sales at current prices $million Index % change 2001 2,648 100 - 2002 4,280 162 61.6 2003 6,521 246 52.4 2004 10,420 394 59.8 2005 (est.) 17,388 657 66.9 SOURCE: Mintel/CEA If digital television is not yet a significant boon for the gambling industry, it will be soon enough....   [tags: Market Casino Gambling] 1768 words
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College Sports Gambling - College Sports Gambling      With all of the controversy of gambling in college sports, why is the issue still an issue. The answer is money. There were actions taken towards this by Congress, but the problem is that it was never completely abolished. Congress had made the mistake of creating a way around it. It is now commonly referred to as “the Las Vegas loophole.” They outlawed the betting nationwide with the exception of one state, one state that is the capital of gambling, Nevada. This has caused few changes, with the exception of the ever-growing revenue that it generates....   [tags: Gambling Casino Las Vegal Essays]
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Gambling Awareness - After conducting an interview I came up with a few methods that can be used to aid helpless people like Abe with their compulsive gambling disorder. These scenarios are made to enlighten peoples perception of gambling and teach people that too much of anything isn’t good for you. They will show how others have attempted to reach an unattainable victory. Let’s take the poker machine for instance, it has an innocent appearance, but in reality it is as cunning and mischievous as the devil. The bright glowing lights and the compelling ring tone of victory makes helpless bystanders believe that it’s just a fun game....   [tags: Gambling Poker Casino] 1141 words
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Gambling - Win Some and Lose Some One hour away. Sloan, Iowa. Winna Vegas Casino. We like to say it’s a fun way to get away from college life, hang out with friends, and attempt to add a little extra to the pocket books. Many kids attending Buena Vista University have made at least one trip to the Winna Vegas Casino. This casino is 70 miles from Storm Lake and the age requirement to gain admittance is only eighteen. As an alternative to drinking or the bar scene, individuals view gambling as a relaxing and entertaining past time....   [tags: Gambling Gamblers Betting Essays]
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Internet Gambling - Internet Gambling      Why is gambling such a problem on the Internet. There are plenty of reasons and you are going to hear all of them throughout this research paper. There are three main types of Internet gambling. There is the sports book, there are casinos and the lotto, and last but not least there is horseracing. Throughout this paper I will explain the Laws against online gambling. Why people can get around the laws, and the style of gambling and how to do it. I think that online gambling is fine the only person you could hurt is yourself....   [tags: Gambling Internet Casino Web Essays]
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Gambling Addiction: Pathological or Compulsive Gambling - In order to properly discuss the problem, we should first answer two simple questions: What is gambling as a whole. Gambling is generally defined as the voluntary risking of a sum of money called a stake, wager, or bet, on the outcome of a game or other event. Particularly in poker, the gambler puts his money on his own skill or luck in the game (Herman). And what is problem gambling. Gambling addiction is gambling behavior turned from a fun past-time hobby into an addiction that causes major disruptions in your life: psychological, physical, and social....   [tags: behavior, tobacco, alcohol]
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The Benefits of America’s Lottery - George Washington, America’s very first president, used to participate in the lottery. Moses used a lottery to determine which of his flock would win a plot of land (Ugel 25). The lottery has been around for an exceedingly long time. In fact, according to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, “The first recorded lottery to distribute prize money was held in 1466 in Bruges, now Belgium, for the announced purpose of providing assistance to the poor” (Ugel 26). Even today, millions of people participate in the Mega Millions and the Power Ball lotteries....   [tags: gambling]
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On Gambling - On Gambling So, what is gambling. Gambling is any activity that involves payment, risk, and prize. It may come in a thousand different packages, it may claim to be for a worthy cause, but it remains an activity designed to take the money of many and place it in the hands of a few. And, just because something is legal does not make it moral or harmless. When gambling expands, so does the number of gambling addicts. It is estimated that close to 10 million Americans now have a gambling habit that is out of control, and the number is growing daily....   [tags: Papers] 463 words
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Bringing Casinos to Ohio - Bringing Casinos to Ohio Although gambling has been looked at by some as harmless entertainment, it is regarded by others as a unhealthy, and addictive activity that corrupts society. With various worldly issues pondering many of our minds, Bringing a casino to Ohio seems to be at the top of some voters priority lists. Although, voters passed issue 3, which gave the green light to to bring casinos to Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati, there is no requirement that the casinos are built....   [tags: Gambling] 423 words
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Internet Gambling, Online Gambling - Online Gambling   There is a major issue to be dealt with, which is spreading with little regulatory oversight and no effective screens against participation by the young and the vulnerable.  Internet gambling represents one of the fastest growing segments of online activity with more than seven hundred web sites now providing users the opportunity to wager everything from casino games to sporting events.  According to internet research firms, the industry will pull in $1.5 billion in world-wide revenues this year.  That figure is expected to hit at least $6 billion by 2006.  Also, a survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project concluded that $4.5 million Americans have...   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 778 words
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The History of Gambling in Ancient Civilizations - The History of Ancient Gambling Gambling was present in almost every major, ancient civilization. From the Mesolithic rolling of hucklebones, to the Mesopotamian invention of the six-sided die, and finally to the Chinese invention of the card, not only did gambling survive through countless civilizations of ancient history, it evolved into a global phenomenon. Stakes on these games could range from Quadrans, the Roman equivalent of pennies, to betting an entire estate on a simple throw of the die....   [tags: research paper, term paper, sports] 3901 words
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Gambling in the National Football League - ... “As you can see, this was the, uh, Fun Decade. Shutouts were epidemic, scoreless ties far too common, and touchdown passes…well, put it this way: In 1920, the year the NFL was launched (as the American Professional Football Association), there were nineteen thrown in forty games - about one every other game. Thrilling,” as mentioned by Dan Daly. Compare this quote to todays National Football League and one can see a big difference. You see touchdown passes, at least three to four, every game....   [tags: wagers, NFL]
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Gambling Addiction - Gambling addiction has become very real, very quick, to me and my friends and family. My best friend’s mother, Beverly Roan, is currently incarcerated at Sandy Mush Correctional Facility in Merced, California after allegedly embezzling over $350,000.00 from her employer to fund her gambling addiction. Beverly is a 58 year old mother of three, and grandmother of eight; no one ever suspected this level of addiction or criminal activity based on our daily interactions with her. We were shocked and appalled when she was arrested at her work back in February....   [tags: Psychology]
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Gambling On The Internet - Gambling On The Internet Gaming sites are growing almost daily on the internet as more and more people are seeing the profitability of online gambling.  Sites range from bingo to proffessionals giving strategies to poker and blackjack and every other casino game you can think of. With the ever present lure of the big payout and the ease of wich anyone in the world can access these online gambling sites the popularity of these sites has gone through the roof.  But with the onset of government regulation is the future of online gaming a sure thing....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 791 words
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Gambling on The Internet - Gambling on The Internet A bill passed on July 23, 1998 by the senate "would turn Internet service providers into traffic cops" (Cocks D1). In the Austin American Statesman dated July 25, 1998 an article titled "Internet gambling bill draws concern" Cocks quotes Ken Jackson, chief operating officer of a local internet service provider in Austin, " It said it will ban all forms of gambling on the internet, but doesn't say how anyone's going to do it." Jackson also states "The law enforcement agencies certainly aren't up to speed to deal with these things -- if the bill becomes law." Among other things the bill will require Internet service providers to deny access to online casinos....   [tags: Papers] 381 words
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Gambling as an Addiction - Gambling addiction is an increasing problem in our society. Part of the reason for this can be the recent popularity of poker, especially among young men. The World Series of Poker, broadcasted by ESPN, and The World Poker Tour, broadcasted by the Travel Channel are the most popular programs. Both programs use small cameras to see the cards each player is holding, as well as heavy editing to make the shows more exciting. They take hundreds of hours of footage and compress it into one to two hours....   [tags: Psychology] 409 words
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Gambling on the Internet - 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....   [tags: online casinos]
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Gambling and the Brain - Gambling and the Brain Why do gamblers bet more after they just lost a hand. Why do investors throw good money after bad. Why do people believe that a string of losses makes a win more likely. Why do so many people say that they will win their money back in the next hand. Is part of the appeal of gambling its unpredictability. Or do we just look at it as a way to "get rich quick". The answer to these questions may lie in the science of the brain. Some studies indicate that gamblers bet more after a loss because they are induced to fix an error....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Gambling: Changing Lives - Gambling... Who does not like to gamble. People play lotteries, bet on sport games or try their luck on slot machines with a thought to win some amount of money. In fact, this excitement for gambling can be seen even from early ages; for example, ancient Egyptians used to play dice in 2000 BC or the first casinos opened their doors to customers during the Greeco-Roman period ( Whittaker and Cushman 1 ). Nowadays casino industry is a large business in the United States that brings high revenues and offers various entertainment that attracts people from different areas....   [tags: Casinos, Lotteries]
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Legalization Of Gambling - The Legalization of Gambling The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution in the Bill of Rights respectfully states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people”. (Gerald Murphy, Cleveland Free-Net). This Amendment states the individual’s choice about how to spend ones money. There are a few reasons that the Government should not involve themselves in this situation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Gambling In Texas - <p>In 1995, Texas proposed a referendum for the legalization of casino gambling. However, perhaps due to Texas' extreme conservatism, many Texans opposed the idea. Since then, other states have joined Nevada to allow unlimited gambling in their state. From record economic growth to billions of revenue dollars for state expenditures, these states continue to reap from their bold decision while Texas remains watching from the sidelines. Rather than enjoying the same profits as its fellow states, Texas has found it hard to meet its state budget year after year....   [tags: Business Case Studies] 2098 words
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Is Gambling Good? - After many years of being confined to Nevada, the gambling industry has started appearing in new locations. Of course, this is expansion is not supported by everyone. In some locations, the government allows casinos on Indian reservations and “river boat casinos.” Certain governments, such as the state of Nevada, allow gambling in all parts of the state. Originally, gambling was only legal in Nevada. The other locations are fairly recent and many other local governments are considering legalizing gambling in their cities or states....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Affects of Gambling - Affects of Gambling In a world fraught by deadly ecological problems, the idea of discussing the future of gambling may seem frivolous. Yet it is far from that. As a fundamental human activity, it deserves to be studied without cultural or religious bias for the key that it may provide to survival. We have been fed a lot of myths about our wish for homeostasis, which is really a state of bovine contentment. To attempt to achieve this state we consume mountains of pills and rivers of alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 913 words
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Gambling in Baseball - Gambling in Baseball What has changed the way America’s pastime is looked at forever and prompt worldwide discussion. Joe Jackson and his seven teammates changed the face of baseball forever during the intimate scandal of 1919. No other time in baseball history did Americans question the state of the game. Pete Rose had also brought a debate like no other before in baseball. Since his banishment in 1989 the country has been split on the issue. Gambling by these men and others has caused great problems in baseball....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1823 words
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GAMBLING FOR EDUCATION - GAMBLING FOR EDUCATION “ You cannot ignore the fact that there will be divorce problems, domestic abuse problems, homelessness and addiction problems if you pass this bill ”(Williams). Senator J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner, of Alabama, made this statement opposing the lottery bill. At first glance, this would put fear in the predominantly protestant state of Alabama, which is in the heart of the Bible Belt, as well as surrounding states that are trying to obtain a lottery. However, these problems are prevalent in the country, without the lottery....   [tags: essays research papers] 916 words
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Professional Gamblers - There are several people involved in the gambling world but only few of them have managed to draw a real name in this exciting as well as challenging world. This has been termed as one of the best place where you can find money and excitements at one go. The popularity for gambling world seems to be too high and that the exact reason which is propelling more and more people to opt for this stream during when they are opting for a vacation. This trend is going high on demand among people when they want to gain some quick money....   [tags: Gambling] 938 words
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Gambling in Intercollegiate Athletics: The Perception, Reality, and Consequences - Gambling can be found in places such as casinos, local stores, and online. Over the years, gambling has found more homes. College campuses and college sports are among the various places in which gambling is taking place. College students and more specifically student-athletes are engaging in gambling for various reasons. According to (Huang, Jacobs, Derevensky, Gupta, & Paskus, 2007)“the top 3 reported reasons for student- athlete gambling were “for fun” (75.6%), “to win money” (53%), and “for excitement (52.1%).” College students are participating in all types of gambling most of them being legal....   [tags: Athletics ]
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Legalization of Gambling in Ohio - Legalization of Gambling in Ohio The words Casinos and Gambling are often associated with gangsters, prostitution, murderers, and all the illegal operations one could think of. Those kinds of stereotypes are picked up in movies like ?Casino. and the countless other gangster and casino related movies that are based in the 50?s, 60?s, and 70?s, but that was then and this is now. ?While there may be some vestigial ties between organized crime and casinos, gambling is now big business. (Weissman 1)....   [tags: Papers] 2063 words
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Gambling in the United States - Gambling in the United States      Gambling has increased in the last couple of years. Is it because people are addicted. There are two types of gambling: Compulsive Gambling and pathological gambling. Compulsive Gambling is when people have a hard time resisting to gamble. Pathological Gambling is when there is a need to gamble for money or for large amounts of money. Also people don’t know when to quit when they are pathological gamblers. Both types of gambling have major side effects, and can both lead to serious gambling problems.                “Studies show that 82% of people gamble....   [tags: Gaming Casinos] 564 words
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Ethical Analysis of Online Gambling - Ethical Analysis of Online Gambling Introduction Open up your email over a long weekend and you’ll likely find a plethora of online casino advertisements. “Welcome Bonus up to $150 free!” Ask the traditional land based casino gambler on whether he would gamble online and his first reaction would likely be “Are you nuts?” When gambling at land based casinos, games are likely to be fair because the consequences of cheating by casino operators are disastrous. Casinos found to offer rigged games will lose their gambling licenses permanently....   [tags: Gamblers Addictions Essays]
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Gambling Addiction In Gen. Y - Gambling Addiction In Gen. Y Gambling has become a growing issue concerning the generation y. According to a survey done by Ctcclearing.com1, 80% of teenagers claimed to have gambled in some form. With a percentage that large, is the problem simply that gambling is a right of passage or are teens more susceptible to the temptations that casinos have. The Addiction Compulsive gambling is a disease among many people. "The American Psychiatric Association classifies compulsive gambling as an impulse-control disorder." (MayoClinic) Which means compulsive gamblers are people who cannot control the urge gambling....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Unknown Prevalence of Youth Gambling - The Unknown Prevalence of Youth Gambling A child’s motivation to begin gambling is obvious. Even at an early age children are trained to idolize winning. They are taught the tortoise is the best because he wins the race. From this elementary lesson, children develop a tendency to idolize the winners and discount the losers. Children observe gambling and have an inclination to see the player raking in armfuls of chips, not the player across the table slowly losing a week’s pay at the black jack tables....   [tags: Gamble Winning Win Essays]
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The Case Against Legalized Gambling - The gambling industry is a big money maker in America. Gambling institutions exist in many states. These institutions consist of riverboat casinos, Indian reservation casinos, and regular gaming casinos that all accumulate millions of dollars to the state through taxes. This tax money is then used throughout the state for many programs that may include education, health, and road maintenance. The American Gaming Association (AGA) even claims that gambling institutions lower the taxes in many areas because of the large tax money they give the government (CQ 784)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Internet Gambling and Its Effects - In today’s society it is very rare to meet someone who does not own a computer and a smart phone. Most businesses, companies, stores, and organizations can be found on the Internet. Along with shopping, banking and research, entertainment is one of the major reasons for use of the Internet. Adding to the Internet’s growing popularity for entertainment purposes is online gambling. Around the world, the gambling industry is growing rapidly by way of casinos, and most recently, on the Internet. "Four years ago, there was one online gambling site; today it’s estimated there are between 300 and 400." To some, gambling on the net may just be an entertaining past time, but for many others it soon...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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Gambling - Gambling has effected many people I know in a negative way and the problem is getting increasingly more serious due to the large amount of young adults who are starting to gamble. Teenagers often face routine warnings about drugs and alcohol but Not about gambling. Gambling is highly addictive, and compulsive gamblers have the same symptoms an alcoholic or a person addicted to drugs would have with their addiction , when someone is addicted to gambling they have a brain disease that is chemically and genetically driven, just as addictive as cocaine in certain individuals....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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I Have a Gambling Problem - I Have a Gambling Problem Professor’s comment: This student’s essay is well researched, strongly analytical, and seriously personal. But the essay did not begin as a personal essay—far from it— from major rewriting emerged this fascinating and very effective essay, in which social and personal analysis intertwine. Hi, my name is ______ and this is my first GamAnon meeting. I am nineteen years old, and I started gambling in junior high, $5 bets with friends. In high school, craps and deuces were the craze....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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gambling - In the last year Americans have wagered $482 billion dollars in the United States. Over eighty-five percent of this wagering took place in casinos which are now legal in twenty-seven states. In the past decade there has been incredible growth in the gambling industry. Twenty years ago if a person wanted to gamble they had to go to Nevada. Nowadays, there are only six states in which no form of legalized gambling exists. Proponents of the gambling industry feel that this growth is a good thing a nd that it is helping the national economy....   [tags: essays research papers] 859 words
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The Debate on Outlawing Gambling - The Debate on Outlawing Gambling Millions of people like to gamble, whether it is casino-style games, lotteries or betting on the global net. For some gambling is an addiction, a sickness just like alcoholism or cancer, that can destroy lives but for others it is just a way to have some fun; that’s why there are some positive and some negative aspects about gambling. Is the negative point of view strong enough for us to want to outlaw gambling because of its addictive nature....   [tags: Papers] 603 words
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Gambling - Gambling "Just one more pull, only one more dollar. Anytime now this machine is sure to pay off big!" This is an example of the chatter you may hear if standing along a row of slot machines, or "one arm bandits" as some like to call them. You might find yourself in the midst of a diverse crowd. There are people celebrating their birthdays, and couples celebrating retirement. You see anxious people putting nickels in slot machines, and you see others risking thousands on a hand of poker. Some are here for the social aspect and to have fun....   [tags: Papers] 1526 words
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Gambling - Gambling As time marches on into the twenty first century, gambling has become an increasing problem in the United Sates. The continuing problem has hurt the lives of many often leading to actions such as suicides. The problem with gambling today is it is not taken as a serious problem by the American world. According to Richard Wilhelm, it is thought of as “ a recreational hobby that has little negative affects”(2). Little does much of the public know that gambling is a serious addiction that can completely take over your life....   [tags: essays papers] 1635 words
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How Gambling Effects the Economy - How Gambling Effects the Economy It's just another Saturday night in just about any common town in America. The family sits around the television discussing how much money the twenty tickets in their hands are going to make them. The jackpot is fourteen million. Before the numbers have been shown, the family discusses how to spend the money and how much better their lives are going to be after they win the money. Then finally, the moment of truth. The numbers come across the screen. The first one matches… so does the third… and the fourth....   [tags: Papers] 1020 words
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A Bet Against Internet Gambling - A Bet Against Internet Gambling I love gambling. Who doesn’t. The minute you walk into a casino you are overwhelmed by exciting noises, flashing lights and people having a good time. There is so much excitement it isn’t hard to become addicted, especially after your first big win. The rush you get from winning is something that is hard to parallel. Trust me I know. I almost became addicted. I realized the trouble I was heading for before it was too late. I was a lucky one. Many people aren’t as lucky....   [tags: essays]
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Problem Gambling Service Coordination Demonstration Project Report - Problem Gambling Service Coordination Demonstration Project Report 25 June 2010   Contents Project Background 3 Project Methodology and Outcomes 4 Project Deliverables 5 Project Report: Integrating Service Coordination & Problem Gambling Treatment 7 Recommended Actions 8 Appendices 9 Project Background The project is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Taking Action on Problem Gambling Strategy (2006 – 2011) developed to enhance problem gambling treatment and the responsiveness of the problem gambling service system....   [tags: Project Report] 1526 words
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