Gambling Addiction - If We Call It What It Is?
Posted on Friday 26 February 2021, 00:21 - Permalink
This is one of the biggest problems with gambling online. For instance, back in 2021 the Gambling Commission tried to get a law passed that would prohibit all online gambling in america. The proposal would have included casinos, but excluded poker rooms and other card games. Unfortunately the idea was shot down by a powerful opposition, which included some major American corporations. The proposal never came to a vote however, as it didn't receive enough support.
In addition to the inability to pass any universal ban on gambling online, the USA is a great place for people to gamble. Actually New Jersey is one of the few countries that allow both live and online gaming. According to a recent report from the Associated Press New Jersey is home to more than 200 casinos. If you include Las Vegas, it has the dubious distinction of being the top gaming state in the world. Gambling in America is most likely the only activity that attracts tourists from around the world.
One suggestion I have been earning my attempts to help youth develop a healthier relationship with gambling would be to introduce them to a better means of gambling. One suggestion would be to replace the chips with"credit cards". Another good suggestion is to substitute the beverages with wine rather than beer. You could explain to your adolescent that playing slots is not a"real" gaming game because there's not any money exchange involved. You can even provide your child with a debit card, so they could spend their winnings on their real"gambling" items.
In light of the fact that America has become an entirely different nation with gambling being more available than ever, why does the government prohibit individuals from enjoying an enjoyable pastime? Is the United States government afraid that too many adults are going to begin playing roulette or poker at an internet website? Why are they banning live casinos out of existence? Is the United States government afraid that some day in the future; somebody will open an internet site which allows people to play roulette, blackjack or poker, drink beer and eat popcorn? All of these are very legitimate questions. However, the single most important question should be "Why?"
To understand this question, you need to understand the history of American gambling. Only a few short generations ago gaming was almost completely dependent upon alcohol. Alcohol was the"food of the gods" and the spirits of the deceased. While this may seem like an interesting history, it reveals an important truth about the origins of American gaming; namely the action of gaming in itself was a substantial force in American cultural and social development.
If you take a small history lesson, beginning in the late 1800s the consumption of alcohol and the consumption of gaming took off in parallel with the growth of the industrial revolution. Many Americans trace their roots back to those two events, because they were equally necessary to advance as a nation. The industrial revolution was important to all the newly wealthy Americans because it enabled them to move into cities, which had previously been the domain of farmers and working class people who worked the land. On the other hand, if you have a look at the background of live casinos, you will see that gambling wasn't only began by Americans but by Europeans and even by Asians.
In reality, Europeans have been producing and maintaining casinos for centuries. In addition, you have the case of Singapore, which is actually a British colony. Though Americans are generally proud of their background, including the fact that they invented beer, the truth is that a group of Chinese workers did really gamble at the back rooms of their beer and tobacco pubs for an entire year before the law was changed. This whole story makes me think that maybe there should be a new name for people who want to bring casinos to America,"Gambling Addiction."