Are people better protected in a gambling monopoly?

What is the best way to protect the people from the negative effects of gambling?

  • Ban all gambling (or part of it)

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • Gambling monopoly (state or privet)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Open but regulated market

    Votes: 15 78.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 5.3%

  • Total voters
    19

nikantw

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I wanted to start this poll for some time now. The latest post from @trancemonkey reminded me to do it

Honestly whats the point in all these casinos. Why everyone not just use William Hill

It was a big surprise for me when EU decided (around 2011 I think) that "for the better protection of people" states are allowed to have a gambling monopoly! :eek2::eek:

I was hoping for open market and common regulation across EU and insted we got "do whatever you want, but please say that you do it for the people".
A relatively recent decision from the European Commission specifically said to the industry "stop bothering us about gambling monopoly".

So what do you think? Is monopoly good for the people?
 

dunover

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About "Other":

It can be anything but I had in mind some tricks that are used (like high taxation and over - regulation) to effectively create a monopoly but pretend there is an open market. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
Like the UK.
 
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