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Do you support or oppose gambling?

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    Votes: 22 53.7%
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    Votes: 11 26.8%
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    Votes: 8 19.5%
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I don't gamble because I feel it is a waste of money and that the odds are far against you. I don't care if other people choose to gamble though. It is their choice.
 

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Support. I'm gonna be a millionaire one day. :D
 

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I don't like it, probably because a member of my family got into trouble with it in the past. But I don't really care if other people do it, it's just not for me I don't find it fun.
 

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I think it has way too high a potential for addiction and ruining peoples lives. Especially since most gamblers are senior citizens, casinos honestly just seem like abuse. I don't support gambling at all.
 

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I'll always remember going to the stupid religious conference and the kids passed a resolution condemning gambling (lottery) but allowing it due to a lack of alternatives. Now we have casinos.

I wouldn't do much myself, but I always supported the choice. Let's gamble on sports.
 

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I support it and I have probably gambled 4 or 5 times. Every time I come out on top I leave immediately. Plus casinos have amazing buffets.
 

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Fiercely opposed. It's at the same level as drug dealing for me, except this is state sponsored which makes it even more disgusting.
 

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Depends on which type of gambling. I play poker and have won quite a bit of money some nights. The odds aren't always against you and as long as you know what you're doing it's more skill than luck.

On the other hand if I go to a casino I'll never play against the house because if they lost more than they won they wouldn't be in business.

As long as you don't bet more than you can afford to lose, which most people don't it's not a problem.
 

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Unless it's found that gambling has the same addictive tendencies as some hard drugs, where your body immediately latches on, it's unrealistic to baby people by saying they can't participate and be responsible for managing their own money. People make stupid choices. Welcome to literally every aspect of life ever, which you will never be able to sufficiently bubble-wrap to prevent people from getting into trouble. Everything from caffeine to video games has addictive potential, there just needs to be awareness of when it becomes a problem and family members need to step in to get help for someone who has a problem.

I've never gambled and don't know what any of the policies are, but any problems would be in the details of how it's handled rather than gambling itself.
 

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Support casinos lottery, oppose greyhound and other animal racing
 

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Neither.
I think they're stupid but if people want to throw their money away it's not my problem. Then they could always just throw it to me.
 

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Gambling has ruined lives.
People are out there gambling child support money, even welfare checks. It's like an adrenaline drug fix.
 
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