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    Predatory gambling, an interview


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    Good job, Zee. An interview with someone who says at the outset they would ban all gambling that is for profit. You present the link without comment because you either didn't find anything interesting in the interview, or you knew with a piece of shit post this was (no offense).

    Awesome work, even by your standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therefinery View Post
    Good job, Zee. An interview with someone who says at the outset they would ban all gambling that is for profit. You present the link without comment because you either didn't find anything interesting in the interview, or you knew with a piece of shit post this was (no offense).

    Awesome work, even by your standards.
    How is this a necessary or valuable reply? o_O I just don't understand all the random hatred and anger around here. A new thread got posted, you don't like it. I also sometimes don't like threads but I don't come out swinging. I just move on with my day and click into a thread I do find more interesting. I try to avoid getting into the high school crap around here, but that is just so out of left field and rude for no reason.

    I found this post interesting; thanks for sharing, Zee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesonDetroit View Post
    How is this a necessary or valuable reply? o_O I just don't understand all the random hatred and anger around here. A new thread got posted, you don't like it. I also sometimes don't like threads but I don't come out swinging. I just move on with my day and click into a thread I do find more interesting. I try to avoid getting into the high school crap around here, but that is just so out of left field and rude for no reason.

    I found this post interesting; thanks for sharing, Zee.
    You have to excuse full time AP's and pros, a nasty side of their profession is that they develop a need to get their hostilities out. Some of us recreational gamblers actually like casinos but its not work for us. The full timers hate their place of work and get on these forums to take it out. Do you really think some of these guys have anything left to learn about BJ? They know BJ, they come on these threads and forum to get their meanness out though some con themselves into believing they are here to teach or mentor people. I am used to their crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therefinery View Post
    You present the link without comment because you either didn't find anything interesting in the interview, or you knew with a piece of shit post this was (no offense).

    Awesome work, even by your standards.
    Your arrogance is mindboggling. I post a link and you make these conclusions about my motive. Dude, you dont know me so dont make these conclusions. I did find the interview interesting. I happen to agree that the gambling laws are just a way for the rich to get richer, to exploit the poor. In the old days, people had to travel to lose money and to travel (LV, Atlantic City etc.) they had to have some money but these laws just brought the casinos to where poor people can get to. Now, with sports gambling nationwide, the casinos will be fighting with universities, with small businesses (taverns, restaurants etc.) and more for the student's dollars. Lead to more debt, more drop outs, more pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesonDetroit View Post
    How is this a necessary or valuable reply? o_O I just don't understand all the random hatred and anger around here.
    Because this site is full of jealous dickweeds that just wish they could play a winning blackjack game instead of talking about it 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipTheCookies View Post
    Because this site is full of jealous dickweeds that just wish they could play a winning blackjack game instead of talking about it 24/7.
    Another dickwad sock new poster - ShitTheCookies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipTheCookies View Post
    Because this site is full of jealous dickweeds that just wish they could play a winning blackjack game instead of talking about it 24/7.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but arn't the "jealous dickweeks" the most successful players on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesonDetroit View Post
    How is this a necessary or valuable reply? o_O I just don't understand all the random hatred and anger around here. A new thread got posted, you don't like it. I also sometimes don't like threads but I don't come out swinging. I just move on with my day and click into a thread I do find more interesting. I try to avoid getting into the high school crap around here, but that is just so out of left field and rude for no reason.

    I found this post interesting; thanks for sharing, Zee.
    Good comments! I agree, I found this post interesting! I thought it was interesting how this group (which was neither conservative or liberal) blamed our government on the problem of poor people gambling so much. It mostly referenced state run lotteries and scratch-off tickets as the problem. I’ve read several articles on how these are a regressive taxes on the poor and are worse than casinos. Does anybody know the breakdown of gambling revenues by the state run lotteries/scratch off lottery tickets and casinos? I know casinos are somewhat state sponsored gambling too since the state collects revenues from the casinos. I don’t think that’s what this article was talking about though.

    At any rate, this article directs the fault where it belongs, at our government, which is really at all of us since we elect the politicians. It’s easy to blame the casinos for all the ills that gambling brings to society but they are just just doing what the government has instructed them to do.

    One last comment: I thought it was interesting that our government spends one billion dollars/yr to encourage people to gamble. Again, we need to get our government in line before we ever point the finger at some private company.

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    Here are two arguments against the position advocated by the Stop Predatory Gambling organization mentioned in ZeeBabar's link.

    1. The "Stop Predatory Gambling" website, at https://www.stoppredatorygambling.org/how-we-work/, lists "What We Stand For". The third entry on the list states:

    "We believe that a good society depends on the values of honesty, concern for others, mutual trust, self-discipline, sacrifice, and a work ethic that connects effort and reward."

    However, they don't seem to value "self-discipline". After all, nobody is forcing the poor to gamble. If their organization truly believes that advertising somehow "forces" the poor to gamble, why don't they finance an ad campaign encouraging the poor to save, rather than gamble? Instead, they take the position that because some people can't gamble responsibly, then no one should be allowed to gamble: isn't this the same argument used to support Prohibition a hundred years ago? Look how well THAT worked.

    2. The first entry in their "What We Stand For" list says:

    "We believe everyone in America should have a fair opportunity to get ahead and improve their economic standing."

    Well, isn't that the reason we are all on this website? By learning about Advantage Play, we are all trying to improve our economic standing. Why shouldn't everyone have the same opportunity?

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