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D9 Virginia Nolan I do believe that it will be impossible to outlaw internet gambling. People will simply find a way around it, and it would be a waste of time and money to patrol the internet looking for gambling sites. Therefore the only thing to do is to try to put in “harm minimization regulations” as ridiculous as that sounds. I have many concerns about internet gambling, however. The availability of it makes me nervous that people no longer have to go out to casinos or racetracks, or even to the local convenient store to get a lotto ticket and gamble. They now do not even have to leave their home or get dressed, and all the gambling anyone could want is right at their fingertips. This is a scary concept because of this pathological gambling will be much more prevalent. There is also no way of preventing underage gamblers from logging onto these sites. This is also scary with what we know about children and teen’s vulnerability to form gambling problems. There is money to be made by internet gambling as long as there are people who will
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course HTM 260 taught by Professor Fernsten during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '08