why is gambling is a bad thing?

If gambling is bad, please explain briefly.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Who says it is bad?

    If you play with the head and not with your back

    it may be a pleasant time-spending.

    Bad will be if you play and lose more than you can afford.

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  • 4 years ago

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    4 years ago

    Well for starters I was raised that it is wrong to get money without earning it as sometimes happens in gambling. Another thing is many games or whatever that are for gambling have the odds stacked extremely high against you. So you often lose a lot of money that could be used for other things that your family needs or put in a bank and let it gain interest. Also gambling can often times become an addiction and we have all heard the stories where people lose everything (though sometimes people win big). I could go on some more but those are just some main points.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because all games in all casinos are designed in such a way that the house has an edge over you. In other words, the odds of winning are stacked in favor of the house. This is called the "house edge" or "house advantage".

    To help illustrate, let's use Roulette as an example. Roulette has a house edge of approximately 5% (the actual house edge depends on whether the Roulette table has both "0" and "00" and that they are both green numbers, not black and not red but we don't need this much detail for our example). A house edge of 5% means that out of every dollar you bet, you will lose approximately five cents, leaving you with 95 cents. If you then wagered that 95 cents then odds are again in favor of the house winning 5% of your 95 cents leaving you with about 90 cents. Think about how fast some of the casino games move and how many bets you might do in an hour at a Roulette table. Think of it as a mathematical guarantee that your bankroll will reduced by 5% each bet until you either walk away with your remaining bankroll or you run out of money.

    If you think you can beat the house edge then go to Las Vegas, drive down the main strip, look around at all the huge billion dollar casino-resorts, and ask yourself if they were financed by winners. =)

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  • Well because if you gamble at a casino, you are the underdog before you step inside. They will win, that's what it's all about, separating you from your money. Every now and then you could get lucky and win some money. You will never be ahead in the long run, or casino's would not exist.

  • 9 years ago

    Its bad when people who cant afford to lose money gamble and lose it when they have kids at home that need fed.

  • 9 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    Because you get in it so bad you put it frist before your job,or your family

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    ^^^Exactly, if done in moderation and you can afford to lose what you are playing and know when to call it quits there is no issues with it.

  • 9 years ago

    if done in moderation now a bad thing

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