Compulsive Gambling

Gambling
Gambling
Gambling 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 countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the countries, especially in
Legalized Gambling
Legalized Gambling
Legalized Gambling Through the years, gambling has become America's pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to the
Dangerous Addictions
Dangerous Addictions
It is possible to be addicted to many different things, gambling and plastic surgery are just two examples that are similar. Addictions can cause self-destruction, lives are ruined, not only the individual with the problem, but loved ones of the afflicted experience the consequences and pain of caring for someone with an addiction. These addictions are not thought of as often as traditional drug addictions, but the consequences of these addictions can be far more devastating than traditional add