Science has shown that gambling addiction is real because it causes severe changes to brain function and chemistry.
People who cannot stop gambling truly cannot stop gambling and they need to seek help for their gambling addiction.
Constituents want to know that their money is being handled responsibly by their government representatives.
Believe it or not, there are people who make money off of gambling without gambling.
The Bible’s warnings about “loving money” more than “loving god” have nothing to do with gambling; a businessman who never gambles can love money. So it is unfortunate that many generations of devout people have been misled into thinking that gambling itself is a sin.
Of course, gambling has been the ruin of many a man — there is no doubt about that.
But critics have warned that when economies turn bad governments turn to their lottery revenues to fund other needs.
While using lottery revenues for non-educational purpose may not be a bad thing, it is a political hot potato that must be handled carefully.
Gambling is a great group activity for friends and family, and many groups do organize special gambling trips to casinos that are maybe a few hours’ drive away.
Sure, there are seedy backroom gambling parlors where people you would not want to cross come to gamble, but that stereotype has been put down in many places by large, professional casinos.