Gambling Addiction and Problem Gamblers

Gambling Addiction and Problem Gamblers

Why do we have all this discussion about legalized gambling? Why can't states create tax based gaming and let the residents make some money? What's the difference between a wager on a horse race and a bet on a basketball game? How do gambling be both fun and rewarding? It appears that the only answer is money.

The argument for legalized gaming falls flat once you realize that people that are addicted to gambling aren't making any money. Casinos gambling isn't legal in Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey; if other states follow their lead, why not follow their example. States appear to have less moral concern about legalized gambling, as noticed the proliferation of cardrooms and craps, also known as rollback or blackjack tables. Gambling addiction is a problem, and people who do it at the casinos, obviously do not care how it's made easy.

The argument for not allowing gambling in the states is sound, however there are some merit points to consider as well. How would all of the winners on college sports teams be financially rewarded if they won a world championship and then went on to make millions in endorsements? It seems illogical to reward these players and their paycheck with such a great amount of free money. Additionally, college sports is a very unique industry where the abilities of the players and fans are very unique. I believe there should be an equal opportunity for all players to be paid equally, and I would believe that the U.S. should f