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Neo Emolga
03-02-2005, 03:49 AM
In many cases, itís easy to forget how much of an impact gambling has on society. I had seen a video regarding how Foxwoods (a casino complex) uses technology to gain the upper hand when it comes to the games, and the results are sickening. Computers track what cards have been drawn, display to the dealer what cards the players have in their position, and can even tell how much the bet is based by use of computer chips embedded in casino gambling chips. Another tactic employed is the use of a payment card, which helps pay for some of the services, but is also meant for the casino to track what each personís buying behavior is like and to adjust their approach accordingly.

Regardless, thatís only the half of it. In many cases, people are consumed by gambling, and just canít stop and arenít aware of how much theyíre throwing away. But whose fault is it really, the one who is desperate for cash or the one who is already wealthy enough to afford a massive casino? I honestly think itís the later. There is no right to feast off another personís desperation, and come up with creative ways to tear people away from their money like it never belong to them in the first place.

What are your views regarding gambling?

Kenny_C.002
03-02-2005, 07:27 PM
This first part is about casinos:

There are very many different vectors to decide upon in terms of the whole gambling business. Fact is that there are many addicts out there and this is one of the biggest money-making vectors in the world, with or without the "cheating" that they may use (since simply by playing odds it's skewed heavily toward the dealer anyway).

The problem here is that there is a good side of casinos in general: it's a huge tourist attraction. With nothing else, the amount of money generated by casinos to the tourist town or city is massive, and the city/town would definitely crash if said casino would be downed. Beside that point, casinos are considered a luxury, one at which it should attract other parts of the whole tourism factor to join in.

Here's the balance: should casinos be kept open, so that new jobs are created at a higher rate and kept at this high rate, but have society problems such as addiction, or should they be closed, sent underground, not solve the society problems, and have less jobs to boot?

I'm sure the answer is clear.

Now onto gambling itself:

The whole basic question of whether gambling should come to an end is trivial, but the problem lies in the fact that it's impossible to abolish it, and THAT is the problem that nobody can face. The thing is that gambling IS wrong, and is generally run by the mafia, who don't give a rat's butt about people. This ties in with the whole fact that many gamble, but on a "smaller" scale known as the lottery.

So my views on it? It's wrong to a certain extent, it's about chance, and definitely it will never be abolished even if it was (referring to the historical evidence on banning of alcohol).