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  • Their Compulsive Gambling Behavior
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    Should Gambling Be Legalized? Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continental Congress to help finance t...
  • Gambling Industry
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    Compulsive Gambling and It's Cost to the Economy More than 5 million Americans are pathological, compulsive and problem gamblers, and another 15 million are at risk of becoming just like them. A common definition of problem gambling is: a progressive disorder characterized by a continuous or periodic loss of control over gambling and irrational thinking and behavior despite the consequences. When gambling interferes with any one's life, it can be categorize as an addiction or disease, just like ...
  • Atlantic City Casinos
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    Casinos Casinos have become a form of entertainment for millions of Americans. In fact, Las Vegas, considered to be the home of casino gambling, is third only to Disneyworld and New York for tourism with 260 million visitors yearly. While it is true that casinos generate billions of dollars in revenues hardly any of that makes it back to the local economy as promised by the lobbyists to have casinos built in a city. Effects on local economies include construction jobs are created as well as hosp...
  • State And The Legal Gambling Companies
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    Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. A Quick History of Gambling. Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every country seat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished though out the countries, especially in the So...
  • Gambling Industry
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    High Stakes Presently, America is experiencing a gambling boom. Everywhere you look there's at least one advertisement involving gambling. Whether it's a new Las Vegas hotel or a one-dollar scratcher, it seems to catch people's eyes. Although it may look like a lot of glam and hype, there's a dark side to the gambling industry, one people overlook the harsh consequences of. The gambling industry grasps a hold of everyone's attention. Lotteries appeal to the low economic levels of society as a wa...
  • Gambling Addiction Rates
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    Gambling addiction is an issue found in numerous areas where gambling is legal. People who are addicted to gambling, also know as problem gamblers, face many health risks including depression, suicidal thoughts, loss of sleep, loss of appetite, migraine and anxiety in addition to marriage breakdown, problems at work and bankruptcy (9). About 2 percent of adults are thought to be problem gamblers (1). In today's society this costly addiction is not often considered to be a common problem among th...
  • Internet Gambling Regulations
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    Overview of topic and issues discussed Gambling in any form has been controversial since before history could document it. There are sections of the Bible that forbid gambling in any form. Gambling is legal in parts of the United States such as in Las Vegas Nevada, Atlantic City on the East coast and on various Indian Tribal grounds spread widely across the rest of the United States. The establishments in these areas are well regulated. With the creation of the Internet, gambling has found a way...
  • Internet Gambling Industry
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    Internet Gambling: You are just a click away. The thirst for gambling has always been present in the United States. It is an activity that can provide instant gratification, which almost everyone desires. The amount of gambling has increased substantially over the last few years due to the availability of online casinos. Before the advent of gambling online, one had very few options as to where he or she could gamble. Prior to the more recent Indian reservations (Biloxi, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, e...
  • Recent Surveys The Gambling Industry And Casinos
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    The Legalization of Gambling PROS: The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution in the Bill of Rights respectfully states "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people". (Gerald Murphy, Cleveland Free-Net). This Amendment states the individual's choice about how to spend ones money. There are a few reasons that the Government should not involve themselves in this situation...
  • State Lotteries And Legalized Gambling
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    What some people think of as an exciting weekend getaway, others call a disease. Gambling is a popular leisure activity to many people, but to a growing number of adults it is a serious addiction, home-wrecker, and money problem. There are many different views on the causes of gambling, gambling addiction, and the negative effects of both. On one hand, some see gambling as a boost to our economy, society, and country, and on the other hand, it is seen as the cause of many of our most defeating t...

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