Gambling Essays

Government Operated Gambling

Over the past few years, government operated gambling has grown into a massive business, there has been much controversy around the topic of weather or not Gambling should be regulated. In this essay I will explain my point of view on this topic and give examples that support my ideas. So, what should the state’s policy towards gambling? I believe that the state should not regulate gambling because of three main reasons. My first reason is people’s rights and freedoms….

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Gambling Addiction’s Effect on Family

Gambling is a distraction for most people, something to look forward to on a vacation or the occasional trip to the racetrack. However, there are others who can’t control their interest in gambling. Instead of doing it on an occasional basis, it becomes an everyday activity and a cruel addiction. Individuals who become addicted to gambling often get overwhelmed by the activity and allow it to become the dominant thing in their lives at the expense of themselves and their…

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Internet Gambling

The technoculture related topic that I am going to explore is the phenomenon of Internet gambling. With the emergence and explosion of gambling on television such as the World Series of Poker of ESPN or The World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel, online gaming has quickly become a major player in the technoculture of contemporary society. I feel it is important to explore this issue because of American society’s fascination and obsession with gambling. Gambling can and has become…

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Online Gambling Strategic Recommendation

With the increasing number of people who use the internet, email, online banking, and other computer-related technologies, it was just a matter of time until we would see internet gambling becoming popular. The first internet gambling sites started appearing as early as 1994. Some of the earlier operators included “The Gaming Club,” and “Intertops Online Casino and Sportsbook. ” Few years later, new online casinos started popping up almost daily, around year 2005. There were more than 2500 sites that…

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Illegal Gambling

Because of the poverty and crime it brings, it is not decreasing—but increasing—the cost of running state governments, Here are facts you should know: “The gambling craze has swept the country with the avariciousness of a prairie fire . . The flames are out of control. “—Columnist Arthur Daley, in the New York Times. In 1984 alone, Americans wagered $177 billion on gambling. That is twice as much as was spent that year on education and fifteen times as much…

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The Role of Setting in the Lottery Ticket

The various types of setting used in “The Lottery Ticket” contributed to a greater fluency of the story’s plot, a push in the character’s action, and more importantly revealing the theme of the story. First of all, the time of day set in the story provided the two characters, Ivan and Masha, a more suitable chance to fantasize. Readers can find out in the introduction that the entire event occurred “after supper” (P198), the time of day at which people…

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Stock Market Vs. Gambling

The difference between gambling and buying stocks of companies is that you are betting on the future of the company and you have records you can research. If something terrible happens to the country, like a natural disaster, stocks will go down. If the country does well, the stock market will most likely go up. The key to doing well in the stock market is to research the companies you are trying to buy stock in. If you just pick…

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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…

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Licensed Casino Gambling

Individual effects: Is gambling generally harmful to the individual gambler?| Yes * Gambling is irrational and reckless and should, therefore, be regulated by the government. There may be the possibility of winning a big prize, but the overwhelming likelihood is that a gambler will lose money. This is ensured by the fact that Casinos are profit-minded organizations, and calculate their odds so that they will always make a profit. Because gamblers are always likely to lose and suffer as a…

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Underage Gambling

One winter night after partying with his friends an unidentified 19-year-old boy had made his way to his suburban home in New York. Upon his arrival to his home, he made sure he stopped by the local convenience store to pick up a pack of smokes and some chips. His intentions were to enter his house, sit down at his computer and stare attentively into his 18″ inch computer monitor. His objective was to take his “roll” or account balance…

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If I Have One Million Dollars

If I have one million dollars, I will immediate quit my job and find a scenic countryside place to take a vacation in order to release my mental and physical stresses. If I have one million dollars, I will buy a seaside house living with my husband, children, and parents together. If I have one million dollars, I will buy a fancy car then take a national wide self­driving trip to experience different regional culture and visit famous landscapes in…

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Gambling, Is It a Hobby or Drug_

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 so. If…

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Should Governments Sponsor Gambling_

The government is now sponsoring gambling to raise revenues. By 2002 government-sponsored gambling brought in 11 billion dollars! “Winning means a life of luxury and happiness,” is only one of the many slogans the government uses to advertise gambling. Gambling has a lot of pros as to the economy and employing more citizens but it has a lot of cons as well. Should governments sponsor gambling? The answer is no! Governments should not sponsor gambling because it is a total…

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Gambling Goes Global

As the case explains, gambling has existed for many centuries all around the globe. With the evolution of the Internet, this form of recreation has become widely available for everyone with Internet access. This has created opportunities for gamblers, but has become a challenge for those trying to stop the spread of such recreation. To answer the first question, of whether Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) unfairly discriminates against offshore gaming companies, what is (UIGEA) and what it does…

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Sports Gambling_ the Case of Pete Rose

On May 19, 2003 at Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium, Pete Rose made the greatest triumph in his career in baseball. He was able to hit a total 4, 192 hits, passing Ty Cobb to become the greatest hitter in the said sports. At the same time, he became a candidate to the baseball Hall of Fame. After a mere four years, this sports star was banned from playing baseball. An investigation found out he had gambled thousands of dollars on baseball…

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