Legislations that legalize internet gambling are a contribution to the increase of gambling addicts because of its convenience and its attraction. Internet gambling increases the amount of gambling addicts because it makes gambling so convenient for problem gamblers to just go online anytime and start placing bets on their favorite games like, poker or sports games. Gamblers can gamble more often and quicker, which causes problems because they don’t realize how much they gamble and the amount of fun they have due the quick computer simulation that happens in internet poker games. Another way that internet gambling generates addiction is its attraction. Its attraction is a problem because it doesn’t only tempt gamblers to try this new style of gambling. It also uses pictures and advertisement to make it seem pleasant to attract unrelated people that never gamble to start, it’s proven that internet gambling’s overall presentation attracts women to become addicted and fall in debt(Lythe). Not even mentioning the organized crimes that would be provoked by internet gambling, like laundering illegal money(Morganteen). Thus, legislations that allow internet gambling would lead to negative consequences.
Casino structure is a becoming a problem itself because many little aspects in the casinos that we don’t pay attention to, can become an effort to turn gamblers into addicts. The mere fact that legislation doesn’t require many specific to be built during the construction of casinos like, not requiring windows and clocks inside the casino, is a flaw that contributes to gambling addiction. These little things contribute to gambling addiction because omitting windows or clocks in the casino, is a strategy they use to keep the gambl...
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Harrah’s numerous properties in the country are considered to be its own operating segment, and thus each establishment is given leeway to make its own decisions and manage its own operations. These properties are grouped into divisions according to their geographical location, which makes it easier for Harrah’s top management to monitor their performance and make adequate responses to the different factors that affect a particular division, seeing that most external factors that greatly affect a casino’s operation usually depends on the location of said facility. For example, there are different laws and regulations regarding gambling for each state, and each location also caters to a particular class or segment of its target market.
Gambling is one of the biggest issue in society, particularly in Australia and many biggest country in the world. What is gambling? “Gambling is placing a wager or bet on the outcome of a future event with an unknown outcome” (healey, 2006, p.2,), Australia had many difference popular gambling that is lottery, gaming machine, casino, sport betting. Even worse, gambling will make other people addicted who already tried and got reward but an “unsuccessful gambling is very risk and will impact on career, family and often at a loss money and sleep” Many people who gamble excessively feel stressed, anxious and depressed, this can make sleeping, thinking and solving problem more difficult depression example: “think about suicide, lost interest in usual activity and lost interest in sex” (www.problemgambling.ca, 2014)
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). States that allow casino gambling benefit vastly by re-incorporating the taxation off of commerce gained from casinos and tourism associated with the casinos back into the state and local communities. Jobs created by casinos also have a positive impact on the economy in local communities surrounding casinos as well as, the states that legalize gambling. Texas, while allowing horse and dog racing, lottery, and charitable bingo, does not currently prohibit casino gambling. In this essay, I will provide the different reasons the State of Texas will benefit from legalizing casinos gambling. By not having casinos, Texas continues to lose valuable tax revenue that could be awarded to state and local government funded programs for example, education, public safety, economic development, and infrastructure improvements. With the increasing number of legal casinos in bordering states such as Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, the loss of tourism and tax revenue is a growing concern for Texas. Passing legislation to allow casinos in the State of Texas will help fund ...
Gambling is a controversial topic that causes many arguments for and against making a wager for any reason. The lottery has been a welcomed form of gambling in Texas since 1992, it is one of the biggest legalized forms of gambling in Texas. Although many citizens question, should all forms of gambling be legalized as a means to support public education? It should not be legalized because, expanding gambling to generate funds for education could negatively impact the social welfare of individuals and families. Also legalizing all forms of gambling could increase gambling addiction, and exploit the economically disadvantaged.
The issue of legalizing slots and/or legalized gambling in the State of Maryland is a complex one, and one of great consequence to both the State’s residents, and the future of the State itself. Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich’s slots bill proposes that the State place a total of 15,500 slot machines or video poker machines in six different locations, three of which would be chosen from a pool of four Maryland racetracks. The racetracks that would be eligible to install slots or video poker machines are Laurel Park racecourse in Laurel, Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s county, a track that would be built at a later date in Allegheny county, and the Preakness Stakes host Pimlico in Baltimore; In effect turning those racetracks into “racinos”. The bill goes on to stipulate that the State’s portion of the revenue be used exclusively for education.
Another tactic of casinos is the lack of windows or clocks. The idea is to have gamblers not look at the outside world and concentrate on what is going on inside the casino. Without clocks, and with alcohol, how can someone who doesn’t have a watch know what time it is?
Compared with other faux pas such as cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption, gambling is a relatively new and legal outlet for people to abuse leading to self-harm, maladaptive family structures and an eventual strain on society. While gaming has been around since the beginning of time, the last thirty years has brought about new and more aggressive marketing and with it has come new set of problems. The new world of gambling is orientated around continuous and rapid mass consumption (slot machines) focused primarily upon individuals betting in increasingly socially dislocated environments (Adams). Communities with gaming centers, race-tracks, and casino’s are often located in the poorest parts of cities and suburbs. In the United States, racial and ethnic minorities are among the groups most at risk for gambling problems (Wiggins). A random-digit-dial telephone survey revealed that 8% of Hispanics were pathological gamblers, which is four times higher than the 1.8% rate for Whites (Wiggins). From a social exchange point of view we have to ask ourselves if the risk of increased social disruption outweighs the rewards of local economy stimulation. Is it acceptable to harm the social fabric by increasing crime, bankruptcies, and social pathologies? (Chhabra)
“Problem gambling, also known as gambling addiction or compulsive gambling, is defined as the urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop” (Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance 2015). Karen Frazier states, nearly 3 percent or 6 million adults and 500,000 teens meet the criteria for problem gambling (Frazier, 2015). Legalized Gambling has many positive aspects, and it should be noted that though a large number of citizens are considered “problem gamblers,” the majority of the population gambles causally and in moderation.
Advances in technology over the last several decades have had major impacts on the entertainment industry. For instance, as gambling has made its shift onto the Internet, there have been a number of moral and ethical issues that have arisen. Whether its people playing underage, people committing acts of fraud, or people becoming addicted, online gambling presents many dangers to its participants and the rest of society. Although there are several problems with online gambling, there are also many positive features associated with this new phenomenon.
Gambling involves taking a risk. It’s something that gets our adrenaline pumping. Believe it or not, money is one of the major things that makes the world go round and some of those believe that money does indeed buy happiness in our lives. We all have heard the stories of those who have won thousands to even millions of dollars just by gambling and we instantly think that could be us. If some random person can be that one in a million, surely I can be too, right? Even though gambling is a fun thing to do, it is important to be aware of the kinds of gamblers that exist in today’s society and realize that gambling should be played in moderation. For instance, some variations of players include: The Social Gambler, The Professional Gambler, and
Gambling addiction is an issue found in numerous areas where gambling is legal. People who are addicted to gambling, also know as problem gamblers, face many health risks including depression, suicidal thoughts, loss of sleep, loss of appetite, migraine and anxiety in addition to marriage breakdown, problems at work and bankruptcy (9). About 2 percent of adults are thought to be problem gamblers (1). In today’s society this costly addiction is not often considered to be a common problem among those who gamble. Only a small amount of states in the U.S. give enough attention toward this rising problem of people that are sometimes even willing to commit crimes just to aid their addiction. In the past our government has sought out a few solutions that help those who have developed an addiction and prevent a further increase in the number of people becoming addicted. Personally, my outlook on the problem is that it needs a better solution. I think that a higher funding to gambling addiction clinics, more ordinance and restriction laws, and more prevention and awareness programs should bee brought into consideration in order to lower the amount of people who become addict to gambling.
As individuals, we are responsible for ourselves, including the decisions we make. However, with the temptations of making “easy money” and the dreams of hitting that million-dollar jackpot, these decisions make it hard for individuals to resist, which traps them into making poor decisions. With today’s economy, individuals are susceptible to mounting pressures from finances, work and a fast paced lifestyle. Even though these are everyday factors in our lives, they contribute to our stress level. Many times it is drugs or alcohol that individuals turn to, but there is also another very addicting behavior that many people turn to, gambling. There has been a rise in pathological gambling in the past 10 years and it is only increasing. With this fact, gambling is only banned in two states in the whole United States of America. What are the problems associated with pathological gambling and is the government and casinos acting ethically by propagating such an addicting act?