The Real McCoy
Should we legalize gambling nationally, considering the pros and cons?
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
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.
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.