The Real McCoy
Should we legalize gambling nationally, considering the pros and cons?
Granted it is a state issue but there's plenty of reasons for it to be illegal, namely the addictive and destructive nature of gambling. Frankly, I think it should be legalized and those who ruin themselves financially because of it should be responsible for their actions and not crawling to suck on the government teat.Kandahar said:It's really a state issue that's none of the federal government's business. But if you're asking if I support legalized gambling, I absolutely do. There's not really any reason for it to be illegal.
Exactly. Legalize it.Mikkel said:When I was a little kid I was always confused why gambling was illegal where I lived. I mean, I could go to a video arcade and put money in the machine and play a game. I lost my money no matter what happened but I had fun playing the game. Why couldn't adults go to casinos and put money in and play a game and have fun, and then have the chance of winning all their money back and more?
It just didn't make sense
Isn't 18 the legal age in Nevada too?Stace said:Gambling is cool, within moderation of course.
I used to live a mile away from a casino...but I certainly didn't abuse the place. My mom took me up there when I turned 18 (it was on an Indian reservation, that's why you only had to be 18), and we played some slots, no biggie. My friends and I would go up there every now and then, but we'd mostly just wander around and take advantage of the free soft drinks :lol:
I know there are people that have problems with gambling, but even without legalized gambling, they still have internet gambling, so I can't see using that as too legitimate of a reason to not legalize it.
Here in NC, we're finally starting a state lottery, and a lot of Baptists and such have an issue with that, but religious beliefs can't play a part in this, either, since not everyone's faith restricts them from gambling.
I go to Reno pretty often. It's closer to me and I like the small town atmosphere over the LV bang a gong. I always stay at the same place. They send me stuff for rooms and meals. I'm usually really good about setting a budget and sticking to it. This last summer I found myself at a BJ table down a few K. Dumb really dumb.The Real McCoy said:Lucky for me, it's 18 on Indian reservations :lol: I got heavily into gambling over the summer and I won over a thousand dollars but then I dropped $500 one night and $300 the next so I called it quits.