Moral panic. Banning of vices never works, point of fact.
Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.- Thucydides
There is a modern myth that people have always tended towards democracy, constitutions, electoral rights; but in truth, love of freedom has never been the predominant note of popular politics. At most times, popular demand has been for a strong government.- Eugen Weber
I'm sure the vice aspect of it is a pretty big part, but when I hear talk of legalizing casinos NOT on Indian land the cons have more to do with communities being scared of casinos bringing in organized crime. Most of the arguments against that I see relate to that...an overall increase in organized, crime, crime in general that casinos bring in.
True or untrue...that's mostly the more vocal concern.
Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!
They say the house always win because it does. People can win but people have a hard time stopping; it's addictive. Now when you have an addictive culture ruin families financially, who picks up the bill? The people who didn't gamble; taxpayers. Why risk it when you dont need to? I'm glad it's banned in alot of areas. I know the Cherokee in NC have a casino and it is highly successful and I believe it is the best approach in this state. You have to travel some distance to a place you cant live in and the stakes are moderate to low as regulated. This to me gives the perfect background for a gambling location.
If you cant keep control, then gambling is bad. You may think it is none of our business how someone conducts themself but like I said who will take care of people who blow all their money in an hour? I dont want to be stuck with that bill. Of course, people can control themselves and I for example fill up a styrofoam cup full of quarters and just play slots. I even leave my debit card behind so I cannot be tempted further.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
because it is a non taxed transaction in those states
The reason it is illegal in some states still is because of religion, mainly Christianity. It talks somewhere in the Bible about how gambling is a sin.
Furthermore, if you think it being illegal affects anything positively rather than just driving things underground into worse conditions (Ursuric loan sharks, organized crime, etc.), I have a bridge to sell you.