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Positive Effects of Gambling

Most often, people perceive gambling as an addictive and possibly dangerous form of recreation. Such addiction occurs when a person is no longer in control of himself mentally and financially. It affects a person mentally when he feels that it is a must for him to be at the casino everyday or to be online if a person is hooked up with internet gambling.

Financially, if a person has no control over his spending on bets, or if he is always catching his loses, in the end, incurring more loss, and leading to debts and bankruptcy.

Everything has its positive and negative effects; even gambling has its positive impact not only to people but to an economy as well. So before you are quick to judge, let's take a look at some of the positive points of gambling.

In most states in the U.S. and also in other countries, some gambling activities have been legalized for casinos, race tracks, cock fighting arenas, etc. This step has brought more jobs for the people in those communities. Also, people working in casinos get paid well, including the tips they get from customers. Real Estate business booms in areas where casinos are built.

The popularity of gambling paves way for the establishment of hotels. Some gambling companies often make charitable donations in their areas. Thus, the government collects added revenues through taxes collected from gambling establishments.

Gambling also has positive effects to people. Elderly, finds gambling to be form of therapy. It is a place for them to socialize and interact with fellow elders. It alleviates their loneliness or feeling of uselessness brought by their age.

For the working class, gambling can make them relax from a hard day's work. If a tired person is relaxed, he is able to think and do well. For couples, it is an alternative way to bond together without the kids. It can take their mind off the pressures that they have. As a family, gambling is also one activity they can do with the kids as their bonding time. Any card game can be a fun if played with the whole family. Also, it is an activity for friends, who want to get together. While playing they can have good conversation and socialize.

Everything has its own good, as long as it is done moderately. It is not bad to gamble or go to casinos. If it can do you good, but always remember to have discipline and control. Always set limitations in everything that you do.

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