The Untapped Benefits Of Gambling

The Untapped Benefits Of Gambling



Some people cringe at​ the thought of​ being labeled as​ a​ gambler since the stigma would forever hound them. People have different reasons as​ to​ why they gamble. Some gamble to​ forget their problems, others for​ fun, or​ to​ while away the time, those who play seriously and​ those who are addicted to​ it.

But all is​ not negative when it​ comes to​ gambling as​ there are untapped benefits of​ gambling which cannot be seen within​ the walls of​ the casino, or​ the race track, or​ in​ the bingo social hall.

Employment

in​ Las Vegas, a​ whopping 60 percent of​ the employment ratio is​ attributed to​ the presence of​ casinos. Imagine what would happen to​ Las Vegas if​ all the casinos suddenly stopped operating.

Entertainment

Self-discipline is​ the key. Gambling is​ for​ entertainment, as​ it​ was intended to​ be. Others just couldn't handle a​ loss and​ always kept right on​ thinking that the next card would be the one to​ salvage all that has been lost. But it​ never does. and​ these types of​ gamblers only comprise one-fourth of​ the gambling population​ who cannot gamble responsibly.

Imagine the other 75 percent who responsibly gamble. These are the people who find the entertainment value of​ gambling and​ they are never blinded by the illusion​ that hitting it​ big time just once is​ the key to​ financial freedom.

It is​ sad that only a​ small percentage of​ the gambling population​ gets the bad rap of​ how gambling can be so destructive. Families, friends, properties, jobs, crimes and​ deception​ permeate the destruction​ brought about by gambling.

Charity Work

Winnings from gambling activities have contributed in​ providing the needed financial support of​ worthy causes. They use gambling activities such as​ bingos or​ lotteries with a​ percentage of​ the jackpot winnings tied with charity institutions.

Some celebrities even show their prowess in​ card games like poker to​ provide entertainment for​ the viewers and​ winnings for​ the charity institution​ they represent.

Health benefit

Studies have been found that retirees 65 years old and​ above who gamble have less health issues such as​ depression, alcoholism and​ bankruptcy as​ they find gambling to​ be therapeutic as​ it​ exercises their mind and​ keep them alert.

The study was not conclusive, however, because retiree gamblers are the recreational gamblers who find the entertainment value of​ gambling. They are healthier because they are healthy to​ begin​ with and​ not because they gamble.

in​ the end, it​ is​ not the gambling act itself that makes it​ beneficial or​ harmful to​ the individual. it​ is​ the decision​ of​ the individual if​ gambling would rule him or​ he would rule his gambling habit.




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