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Example of how NOT to write a story about problem gambling

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by Mousey, Jul 26, 2007.

    Jul 26, 2007
  1. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse

    Pencil Pusher
    I have inserted comments in RED.

    This article has absolutely no information in it whatever.
    3 people like this.
  2. Aug 2, 2007
  3. ace4suited

    ace4suited Dormant account

    I do think that part of the problem with regulating gambling is that there is no meeting of minds between people who understand gambling and people who view it as a "sin/ terrible vice" etc as a result we get a bizzare mismatch of compromised rules that were forumalated by people who do not understand gambling, diluted by pressure groups and then put to be passed without real understanding.

    There are areas in terms of gambling that merit (to some degree) regulation and control but the people wanting the changes do not really understand what gambling is, why people gamble and what it is all about. Ultimately this article is seeming to have the presumptions that every gambler is a problem gambler and that gambling is wrong.
  4. Aug 2, 2007
  5. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

    IT Director of Operations
    Left Hungary
    So disgusted..

    My husband and I both enjoy a trip or two a year and we also love the ponies and the online slots. We are gamblers and nearing retirement age....but yet, our bills get paid first, and our grown kids still get surprises (in cash and trips from us) and our grand kids are spoiled rotten...whatever we have left over, and any overtime we put in to have that little "extra" for our fun money is just that, extra "fun" money.

    How ridiculous it sounds that seniors are always put into this catagory when speaking of gambling problems..what is truly funny is all my co workers know when I am headed out of town for a little visit to the nearest casino..I tell them a week ahead of time ...no hiding it here..! My boss has even given me a bonus or two when he says I have worked extra hard and here is a something little (over a thousand every time) to go have fun with, knowing full well where it is going!

    I have never known why people are too embarrased to say they like gambling..when someone asks me what I get out of throwing my money away in this fashion, I reply, " you see at as throwing money away and I see it as a chance for something great to happen all the while having some super fun the way I like to.

    "I ask them, whats your excuse with eating out every night at $75 a pop? You eat and you get no return except for a loss out the other end in 24 hours ,where's the investement in that and at $75 a pop to boot?

    They have no response to this..I always crack up at the look at their faces when they realize, they blow more in dinners and movies out than I do when I gamble and they get no return on their investment of thier type of fun vs having fun like we do..go figure!

    I did explain about the nice free rooms, food , shows and every other perk that you get during these investments ..:D

    If more people would let it be known how they spend their time when they gamble..it wouldn't be such an unknown to others and frowned upon in the long run.

    Since I started at my job a few years ago..even my boss started to travel to Vegas and Atlantic City with his wife a few times a year and he is sooo proud of his pictures from there! He has said he has had more fun traveling now, since I started working there than ever before...go figure..

    I aim to please !!:thumbsup:

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