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Why Gambling Should be Illegal By amerten, Hopedale, MA More by this author Email me when amerten contributes work Image Credit: Andy G., Phoenix, AZ Did you know that 40% of all problem gamblers started gambling before they were seventeen? Or that problem gambling causes the most suicides out of all the recognized addictions? Even with these facts, the most startling truth is that not one federal dollar, out of the billions collected in gambling taxes, has been spent to treat or help...

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Legalizing Gambling

Legalizing Gambling Gambling is legal in many places, it's not either a criminal or dangerous activity provided it is done responsibly, and in accordance with the law. Have you ever wagered on a game? If so you were gambling and should have been fined. Lawmakers have decided that it is evil to gamble, they have justified it as a means to scam billions from citizens in order to compensate for their mismanagement of tax revenue. They pass laws that could put a taxpayer in jail for placing a single...

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The History of Gambling

Poseidon are said to have split the Universe by sharing heaven, hell and sea with the throw of the dice. Gambling is one of the oldest known pursuits of mankind. Archeological evidence suggests that even the earliest caveman was a gambler. Dice-like objects made from the ankle bone of a sheep or dog called Astragali dating back 40,000 years have been found. Cave drawings depicting gambling offer further proof of the existence of early gamblers. Pairs of dice have even turned up in the ruins of Pompeii...

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Is Gambling Immoral?

In my culture, the somewhat money-orientated Chinese culture, gambling is nothing but daily entertainment, something to occupy yourselves with over a cup of tea or some rice wine with friends, a must-do during family get-togethers on Chinese New Year, or a fun activity you see going on under a tree in a random park. That is our version of gambling, or Majhong, as we call it. However, in recent years, as the western world invaded Asia, more and more “casinos” or “pachinko slots” have started mushrooming...

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Gambling in the Bahamas

Gambling is a game of chance where you risk money and hope to gain rewards. Illegal gambling is one the most controversial topics in The Bahamas today and is being played by the majority of the population. Gambling can take the form of raffle tickets, playing bingo and most popular buying numbers or web based slots. Illegal gambling has a history in the Bahamas and there is a possibility that it can be legalized. For the Bahamas this can mean change maybe positive or in a negative way. The possibilities...

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Legalizing Gambling

Legalizing Gambling in Ohio Just a decade ago gambling was limited to two cities in the United States, Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Today there are only two states that don't have some form of legalized gambling, such as lotteries or bingo. Since commercial casino gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931, the public attitude toward gambling has shifted from prohibition to permissiveness. Pamela M. Prah discovered in 2004, that there are "11 states that have commercial casinos, six have riverboats...

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Gambling Addiction

Josh Eng 113.01 12:30-1:45 Research Report 1 February 7, 2012 Gambling Addiction A few years back my brother, Zach, started gambling. He started out with the small poker tables at a friend’s house. He would make a few dollars here and there, so he thought he could beat anyone. Zach thought he was untouchable, he thought he could be the system. It did not matter what it was. He thought he could beat it, from poker to roulette to betting on sports. He believed that he would win every time. ...

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Foxwoods (Gambling)

bank account on the roll of the dice or the luck of the draw. I originally set out to try and explain why people gamble, but I realized that gambling is just as much of a business or industry as anything else. I researched Foxwoods casino, in CT, and the business behind that. From there I will attempt to explain the "cause and effect" of gambling. Gambling has made much more sense to me now, and I hope it will do the same for you. Foxwoods resort casino, the largest of its kind in North America...

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Legalized Gambling in Hawaii

streets, and do the unthinkable. The tolerance of drugs, prostitution, gambling, 24-hour liquor sales, gang violence, and the emphasis on the nightlife give Las Vegas its nickname, Sin City. Also known as The Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is a world-wide attraction for people from all walks of life. Whether visitors are seeking relaxation in one of Las Vegas’s five-star hotel casinos along with entertainment, gambling, shopping, and fine dining; employment or a new home in the nation’s...

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Gambling, Is It a Hobby or Drug?

Gambling, Is It A Hobby or Drug? Shinae’ George ENC 1102-57 Gambling comes in so many forms. The ideal thought of gambling typically refers to making wagers in a casino or even online in a game of roulette, poker, blackjack, or slots machines and even on/off track betting. What most people fail to realize is that lotto is also a form of gambling. For most people the itch to gamble starts with scratch off cards; while some do it for fu others are addicted and jeopardize themselves in doing...

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