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Anonymous asked in Games & RecreationGambling · 7 years ago

What are bad things about gambling?

What are the bad things about gambling? Why should we try and ban gambling and get it away from everyone.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Plenty of bad things, but we shouldn't ban it. There are plenty of bad things about a lot of things. If we banned everything that had anything bad, there would be nothing left.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Well for starters I was raised that it is wrong to get money without earning it as sometimes happens in gambling. Another thing is many games or whatever that are for gambling have the odds stacked extremely high against you. So you often lose a lot of money that could be used for other things that your family needs or put in a bank and let it gain interest. Also gambling can often times become an addiction and we have all heard the stories where people lose everything (though sometimes people win big). I could go on some more but those are just some main points.

    Source(s): Me and my family.
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  • 7 years ago

    We shouldn't ban gambling.

    Every moment of our lives something is at risk. Gambling just condenses risk-taking to a straightforward and manageable form and as such is very educational. People who work hard at it can even make a living from gambling.

    Sure there's the risk of addiction, but people with a predisposition to addictions would only resort to an equally bad alternative such as overeating or drugs. At least there's a public awareness of problem gambling and support networks are there for people who need help (Gamblers Anonymous).

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  • 7 years ago

    People take advantage of others who are caught up in the moment and stupidly bet way more than they can afford. Banning gambling, or at least putting a modest limit on betting could help to protect weak minded fools.

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  • 7 years ago

    it can lead to financial ruin and if your not careful - self destruction which can in turn hurt you and those close to you

    we shouldn't however ban gambling and get it away from everyone -

    people should have the choice to do what they want -

    we shouldnt make laws prohibiting people from making decisions they are fully capable of making

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    There is a reason casino's thrive and will not go out of business, "The house always wins!" Now as for banning it, you cannot make decisions for another man/woman and as long as there is no "direct physical harm" the constitution says we can not tell people what to do and what not to do.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Gambling is like prison. If your weak you'll end up getting raped if your strong you will rape the ones that are weak.

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  • 7 years ago

    It is VERY addictive almost like smoking but I would say its a little worse

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    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    you lose money which should be spent on family and rent and it gets you into debt

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