Problem Gambling and Argument

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Genaro Rincon
04/28/2010

Persuasive Speech
Proposition: I am going to prove to you that betting or gambling is an addiction, and that like any addiction they are wrong for us. We should stop being addicted to anything.
Introduction:
I. Attention Getter: Don’t do it in excess. Once you do it, you aren’t going to stop doing it. One is nothing. If someone says to you give 5 dollars, and if you get a question right I will give you 50 dollars. Would you do it? I think you everyone would do it. According to Gregory Jantz writer of the book “Turning the tables on gambling”, two thirds of the adult population placed some kind of bet last year. Also, According to the American Psychological Association the Internet could be as addictive as alcohol, drugs, and gambling. II. Reveal Topic: So today I chose to talk about an addiction called gambling. III. Establish Credibility: I chose to talk about gambling because I actually have been part of this addiction, and my uncle also has this problem but he has worst problems than I did. Yes everyone needs money, but there is no such thing as easy money. IV. Preview Main Points: What can we do to get over an addiction? Everything has a solution, but we have to find it. Gambling has many consequences, and when you win money is great but is like 1/100 that someone wins. Let me talk to you about the problems, consequences and solutions on gambling.
Body:
I. Main Point#1: First, I will discuss that gambling is a big problem in the world. A. Society keeps gambling and losing money, while casinos and lotteries are getting bigger thanks to the gamblers money. 1. Argument with evidence #1: We all need money, and betting is not an option because apparently we lose more than we win. Adults think that because the numbers of gamblers keep increasing. In 1999 the National Gambling Impact Study Commission estimated the annual cost to society of problem gambling was $5 billion. 2. Argument with



Bibliography: National Research Council (NRC). (1999). Pathological Gambling: A Critical Review. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. I found these review on a research of problems with gambling and it appears that there is a lot of trouble with the United States according to the research’s by this council. National Opinion Research Center (NORC). (1999). Gambling Impact and Behavior Study, Report to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission [Electronic Version]. Chicago, IL: Author. The NORC states that gambling is a big problem within adults and youths. Moreover, there are more men gamblers than women. Joanna Saisan, MSW, Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Deborah Cutter, Psy.D., and Melinda Smith, M.A., contributed to this article “Gambling Addiction” April 09. In this article, the doctors state the different problems gamblers face, how they can treat them and what they can do to keep off of gambling. Jantz, Gregory L., and Ann McMurray.Turning the Tables on Gambling: Hope and Help for an Addictive Behavior. Colorado Springs, Colo.: WaterBrook, 2001. Print. This book explains all about betting. Since it all started in Las Vegas, and how it turned out to be all over the place. Why we have so many problems, and why people keep gambling. Erickson, Carlton K."Is Pathological Gambling an 'addiction '?" Addiction Professional 1 May 2007. Print. In this magazine are some facts and statistics of gamblers in the U.S, and talks about what the gamblers do in order to keep gambling. Edwin Salgado Prof. Wenzell English 115

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