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Sports betting and Gambling should not be legal in the United states?
Transcript of Sports betting and Gambling should not be legal in the United states?
Gambling : America's Addiction
In 2013, the estimated amount lost by people gambling in the United States was an estimated 168.8 billion dollars, and over 70% of that was from underground betting rings.
Sports betting can change the attitudes of players / potentially change the out come of games.
Will legalized sports betting encourage game-fixing? The answer is, without a doubt, yes. Over the last few years, it is believed that the outcome of many significant events in sports were paid to be altered. The most historical example of this is Pete Rose. Pete Rose was allegedly betting a minimum of $10,000 on 52 reds games over the season. the suspicion ended up with him being on a non-eligible list for the Baseball Hall of Fame
Gambling is SUPPOSED to serve as a recreational activity
People engage in gambling activities to get rid of their problems, stress, and loneliness. But most often, the contrary happens. Gambling often turns out to be a thoughtless splurge of money and a waste of quality time. It invites problems and gives people more stress than they started with
Gambling can be an underlying cause of corruption
Not only in Sports can corruption possibly be seen. Legalized gambling, specifically Indian gaming (Casinos), is one of the fastest growing industres in the United states and can have a corrupting influence on state governments. The governments are addicted to the revenue generated from Indian gaming and lotteries.
Although most of the past statement may be true, Many Americans are still Pro-gambling.
Most Pro advocate state that the growing industry will create jobs. in 1999 data was collected that stated that approximatley 120,000 americans were employed thanks to the gambling industry
It will get rid of illegal or "underground" gambling.
Many advocates of gambling and Sports betting also claim that the legalization of will shut down underground rings and will also help local and state governments collect taxes to help improve communities. None the less, These reason may end up doing more harm than good