Poker machines in Australia have one of the highest concentrations around the world, eighth on the charts with 2.4% of the world’s total (Allsop 2008, p. 13). The Productivity Commission points out that poker machines are the second most popular form of gambling activity with 39% of the population gambling last year in Australia (Dowling et al. 2005). Poker machine gambling has increased heavily over the past decade (Young et al, 2011). In 1995 Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority state that 20,000 electronic gambling machines were installed in Victoria (Brown, 1995). According the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation’s Annual Report, 2009- 2010 showed over 26,000 electronic gambling machines were operating in over 550 places (Frost 2011, p. 1). Almost all people enjoy playing poker machines to reduce stress, and also want to win a lot of money. However, in recent years, modern society has begun to question the affect of poker machines to players, and the government has considered banning or restricting it. Most gamblers believe that poker machines need to increase in clubs, casinos and even pubs where they can come when feeling lonely. In addition, the main reason to play gambling that " gives them pleasure and fun (73%), and helps them to socialize with family and friend (66%) and relax (61%), nearly 70% gamble for the chance to win extra money" (Hing et al, 2012). However, this essay will argue that the administration should prohibit poker machines in Victoria for several reasons: people can become addicted to gambling, the results may lead to social problem and family problems, and the taxation revenue from poker machines are of unclear benefit. Firstly, gamblers could become addicted to poker machines. There will be increase problem health. For example, Thomas and Jackson provide that “problem gamblers are four times more likely to have problems with alcohol and four times as likely to smoke daily than non problem gamblers” (Problem Gambling, nd). Besides players have spent too much time (about five or six hour) on playing poker machines ( Jacobson, 2003). As a result regular players would affects health, causing sleep problems, anxiety, stress, reduce eyesight, increase obesity. Crisp et al provide that over 46% of gamblers need to help from problem gambling services in Victoria (Clarke et al, 2012). In addition, almost people who are kept playing poker machines, always desire a big wining with a lot of money. But poker machines mislead them on probability of winning. For example, according to state law, between 85% and 90% of total amounts of funds need to be returned to players throughout the time (Cummings, 2011). However, the Productivity Commission reports high-intensity punters can spend $1500 or more in an hour (Problem Gambling, nd). Furthermore “the Commission found that 30 per cent of regular poker machine users are problem and at risk gamblers” (Borrell, 2011). As a result, players would not have a chance of having a good job or career. Secondly, pathological poker machines affect the problem gambler's family. Happiness families often lose after playing poker machines. For example, about 10 per cent of gamblers are caused relationship break down and divorce, the same per cent directly relate between violence and gambling (Better Healthy Channel, nd). As a result the emotional climate in the problem gambler's family can typically characterized by distrust and insecurity, and emotional and psychosomatic difficulties are common. In addition, gambling also impacts on their partners and family members. Particularly the children are imitated their parent playing gambling easily. For example, Hebron is a health educator point out that 62 per cent of young people has joined in playing gambling that are illegal (Colman, 1998). Besides Professor Susan Moore and Dr Keis Ohtsuka present that 5 per cent of students have borrowed money to play gamble or pay gambling debts, and also 5% of students have spent…
History of Casinos 3
Structure of Casinos 3
Social Impact 4
Economic Impact 5
Positive/Negative Impacts 5
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History of Casinos
Gambling can be traced all the way back to the 1600’s and has always been a form of entertainment. Modern day gambling now takes place in casinos or on riverboats. Louisiana is one of many states in America that has multiple successful casinos. Casinos are prime attractions…
Gambling started out in the Roman Ancient times, though they were in ancient forms not like the Black jack or the Slot Machines you see today. The people who gambled varied from the nobility to regular citizens and even slaves gambled. This event only took place during the festival that honors the God of Saturn. Under the Emperor Augustus, gambling was not allowed unless it is during this festival. Today, a lot of people have accepted gambling as part of a “good time” while on vacation to places…
Feng ChaochaoStudent number: 2132501F
Course: pre-sessional course, B1/10
Tutor: Emily FaisIntroduction
As AGLC (2001, n.pn) has indicated, “Internet is a decentralized, global system of interconnected computer networks, used for electronic mail, on-line discussion, information retrieval, and other services”. With the increasing development of science and technology, human has entered the Internet era. Internet has made considerable progress in every domain and its convenience as well…
of the industry, a brief history of the industry, type of product, and stages of production.
Gambling in Australia is a common recreational pursuit for many looking for an outlet of stress and the boredom caused by everyday life. An industry once considered synonymous with blackjack and poker has now shifted to meet the consumer demand for easier ways to access the wager market. Because of this, gambling in Australia has seen large increase of consumer expenditure resulting in a large amount interest…
Why we shouldn’t open the Casino downtown.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what about Ottawa? We all know Vegas as the place with thousands of Casinos, late nights, and a place to go do whatever you want and come back as if nothing ever happened. So why would people come to Ottawa for a Casino. The government thinks that they can open a casino down town and they will get more tourists. They plan on putting it right downtown where businesses are trying to survive, with all that money hidden…
Government and Economics
10 November 2014
Casino Gambling in Kentucky
Casino gambling in Kentucky has been a very controversial issue for many years
Although some strongly oppose casino gambling there are many reasons why casino gambling
should be legal in Kentucky
Casino gambling helps to provide a large amount of revenue to help
better our state economy
Also legalizing gambling can hinder the growth of underground
activities. Casino gambling should become legal due to the fact that states surrounding Kentucky…
Casino Gaming machines Lotteries Online gambling Definition-Problem gambling is characterized by many difficulties in limiting money and/or time spent on gambling which leads to adverse consequences for the gambler, others, or for the community Everyone in this world wants to make money; easy money is something that involves a hell lot of risk. Gambling is said to be the thing that can make you rich but can also make you bankrupt.
Pathological gamblers may have a predisposition to developing a…
Casino business in SOUTH AFRICA.
I intend to investigate the relevant changes in South Africa. The PEST factors I will be looking at is political and economical, and the chosen industry is Casino and gaming industry.
This is a very big business in South Africa because of tourism in the country and it contributes a good value to the GDP in access of 50billion Rands (£3.6billion) in the country and the casino market is currently employing about 33000 employees in 37 casinos in South Africa.…
Casino Legalization in Japan: Are the Economic Impacts Greater than the Social Costs?
Japanese culture has always seen gambling as taboo. They see gambling as an activity that leads to social issues such as addiction, crime, and broken relationships. Currently, most forms of gambling in Japan are outlawed, but as Japan’s views on gambling change, the government is considering legalizing casinos. Japan would like to have the gaming industry present for tourists…