Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 12 months ago

If government considers that gambling is bad, then why do they allow or even encourage something like lottery?

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  • 12 months ago
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    Good question. In my state, gambling is illegal, including bingo games. But we have a lottery. The rationale is that the money funds education- so the ends justifies the means. Governments are rarely consistent in enforcing morality.

  • Pat
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Who says they consider it bad?

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Never heard any government say gambling is bad, they just say gambling addiction, like all addictions, is bad

  • 12 months ago

    Because they want the money.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    IS that what it considers? And is it the government's place to have an opinion? If it shouldn't have an opinion, then the correct thing to do is not to ban it, but regulate as seems necessary. Same as with tobacco and alcohol. Banning things is what totalitarian nanny governments do.

    So if you're going to ban gambling, it is then illogical to have a lottery. But a lot of what governments do is illogical.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Gambling isnt bad, its only bad if someone cant control their urges.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    The government shouldn't be in the business of determining morality. Yes, we should have laws that protect people and property rights but victimless acts like gambling and prostitution shouldn't be the business of the government.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Because the lottery is how poor people pay tax.

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