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  • Why is gambling considered immoral?

    Why is gambling considered by many cultures to be immoral? At least I have a chance of getting back what I paid in or more. Unlike if you buy a diamond bracelet which offers nothing in return except for being shiny. But buying useless jewelery is perfectly fine even though it has no practical use. Unlike winning big at poker where you can then donate some of your winnings to those less fortunate.
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    Is it, though?

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      Yes it is. There are some US states and countries where it's illegal to gamble.
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      • #4
        Because it's dangerously addictive and a lazy, stupid way to aim for success I would assume. Some people spend half their lives in casinos washing half their money away, thinking they're getting somewhere when they win when really they're not winning as much as they've put in.

        I guess it's largely because you want to cheat the system and put the bare minimum effort in to getting rich, it's also always just going to be a game of chance. Even the best Poker player can lose if random chance fucks them in a particular way.


        I wonder where the idea of it being bad first came from? I would imagine there's a solid reason, like a leader losing everything through being a fool.

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        • #5
          It's a very interesting thought indeed! Do you often play poker?

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          • #6
            Gambling is in no way immoral. It's not for children like Pokemon implies, and it's not a good lifestyle for adults, but calling it immoral is just wrong.

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            • #7
              We often consider self-destructive behavior to be immoral. Gambling is self-destructive.
              Also, gambling is in essence seeking money for nothing. There is no work involved for the rewards you reap.

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              • #8
                Gambling with (or Investing in) stocks is not immoral. It is for the good of the people.
                Last edited by Big Green Uncle 2; 31-01-2021, 12:51 AM.

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                • #9
                  Gambling is quickly becoming a theme in the US. Sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel are making it more common for people like myself to gamble without the Las Vegas feel to it. It allows us to play games we feel comfortable in. I enjoy placing a wager on a team to player and then watching the game. It adds an aspect to the game outside fo rooting for my favorite team or booing teams I don't like. I think it will continue to be more common everywhere.

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                  • #10
                    Gambling isn't something I really like to do myself. I've even been at casinos and such. Even then I normally played it safe, and spent very little money while there. I did win some decent money by getting lucky. Anyways I don't consider it something that is immoral, however I do see why it can be seen as immoral by some people. First of all, it can be addictive, and almost anything that is addictive will be seen as immoral by some people. Then again there are some relatively harmless addictions, but gambling can be a dangerous one due to people being able to lose their entire life savings in one night. Nevertheless, this addiction is in the same category as drinking alcohol, smoking weed, and other such things. Probably not terrible to do it at times, but it can be a habit especially for alcohol yeah.

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                    • #11
                      Gambling is designed to be addictive. I don't think partaking in that behaviour is immoral, but the casinos are certainly predatory.

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                      • #12
                        I can agree with you, but at the same time, I understand the danger that gambling entails. Nevertheless, I continue to play poker because I enjoy it, and no one can forbid it. For example, I like the game with different bonuses, and some people don't need soil to start playing. Some people get lucky all the time and come out of the game with a lot of money. That's why I like that here everything depends not only on you but also on your luck. I read that some players went to different rituals to increase their fate, but it's already embarrassing.
                        Last edited by grisiton; 11-08-2021, 09:57 AM.

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