Re: Should Gambling Come To An End?
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).