zee_prime: What gambling problems does your country have?
I live in NZ. A few years ago the only gambling here was horse racing using the totalisator, not private bookmakers, a state lottery called Lucky Kiwis, and of course private gambling like poker games. It wasn’t a serious social problem back then. Now, gambling has been made easier. We’ve now got casinos, online gambling, scratch-and-win tickets, which you buy, scratch and if you’re lucky, get a prize. and what we call pokie machines. In Britain they call them one-armed bandits. It’s easier to lose money fast gambling than with any other vice, especially if it doesn’t require any skill. Horse racing required skill and knowledge. Now pokies are a major problem here. Some of the profits are taxed and given to charities. But the social problems they cause cost us far more than they pay back. I want to write a story about it. Please tell me about your country’s experience with different forms of gambling.
Gambling is in NZ a way to take money from the poor to give to the rich. I want material for a story condemning our over-liberal gambling laws. Please help.
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Answer by cesare214
THE PROBLEMS ARE THE SAME…NOTHING DIFFERENT……..
PEOPLE WANNA GET RICH QUICK…….
READ THE HISTORY OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA……CHECK OUT THE THERAPIES USED FOR GAMBLER’S ANONOMOUS….THE RESOURCE IS THERE ..
USA HAS LEGALIZED AND LRGITIMIZED GAMBLING……IT’S WRONG..HURTS FAMILIES…….
My country likes to wager on the presence of “Weapons of Mass Destruction” in middle-eastern countries. So far, it seems like a losing bet…Answer by CoolDude_99_99_00
In Australia the gambling problem is huge. All forms of gambling are widely available legally in every state. Australia has more poker machines than anywhere else in the world. They are EVERYWHERE in small towns large cities… in pubs, clubs EVERYWHERE…. So many people are addicted and many unemployed and lower-class people spend all there welfare cheques gambling. The government just sits back and allows it all to happen as it is a HUGE source of income for them. The government gets a very high percentage (something like 30%) in the form of taxes from gambling profits. Its a joke. I have seen many peoples lives fall apart from gambling and I am sick and tired of it. There is no control and something needs to be done.Answer by Mary G
I think its the same everywhereAnswer by yvonne t
In the US we have the same problems as other countries. We have both legalized and illeagle gambling. With either there is always the risk of addiction.