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Play games of chance for money or anything valuable.

Wider definition

Is any risky activity gambling

The case for banning gambling

What's wrong with gambling?

  • Games are not always fair, meaning there is only one long term outcome.
  • Some people become addicted
  • Losses can be traumatic for some
  • People can make miscalculations
  • People can get carried away and lose more than they planned
Most gambling activities are really a very regressive form of taxation. They are particularly hard on low-income people, who cherish the myth that they'll have all their financial woes fixed if they can just win.

The case against banning gambling