discussion 15 - great potential for criminal abuse. It is...

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Sam Benen’s article “A Royal Mess”, presents a very convincing argument in my point of view against online gambling by college students, "I posit that there are serious hazards associated with college students gambling online." He provides lots of information about online poker, and the basics of playing. Benen is very knowledgeable about the game, and that's what makes her argument very convincing, "From personal experience, I can say that online poker is a lot of fun and potentially very profitable with proper play, but the whole world of online poker is laden with legal risks, gray areas, and very real detriments." There are a number of reasons why this booming industry should provoke more concern among policy makers. Online gambling promotes addiction through easy accessibility and presents
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Unformatted text preview: great potential for criminal abuse. It is widely available to children and teens, increasing the chances that underage players will participate and become hooked. Internet gambling poses particular hazards for adult pathological gamblers and has the potential to increase greatly the number of people with gambling problems. Online gambling provides an opportunity for illegal activity, including money laundering and fraud. In addition, online gambling offers none of the potential economic benefits of casino gambling. Benen does acknowledge the opposing viewpoint being that online gambling for some can be a great way to make money and have a good time. Although, for most college students it is illegal since they are underage. I liked how Christina responded to Benens article....
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