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The proliferation of gambling, lotteries, and raffles makes me wonder… - Speak Friend and Enter
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The proliferation of gambling, lotteries, and raffles makes me wonder if there is an innate human condition associated so strongly with chance and the possibility of luck that the two are inseparable.

Maybe someday I'll find out and publish it and become famous. Yeah, right.
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shycomputerguy From: shycomputerguy Date: March 20th, 2002 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I believe it is more of a greed factor. People see a way to get rich quick and think they can beat the odds.
suffocated From: suffocated Date: March 20th, 2002 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
But the odds are often so great, I think greed can't be the only reason. There are easier ways to be greedy.
shycomputerguy From: shycomputerguy Date: March 20th, 2002 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, stupidity also plays a large roll.
From: ex_consequen376 Date: March 20th, 2002 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
*role

I think it's got to do with not knowing any better. I mean, that's why you have to be 21 to gamble. By that age you've acquired at least SOME type of common sense (or at least have actual bills, and can't risk blowing money on such a chance). If 12 year olds could gamble, I doubt there'd be so many rich ones strutting around with their huge allowances.
shycomputerguy From: shycomputerguy Date: March 20th, 2002 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Being that we were talking about gambling, I thought it was funnier saying roll, as in roll of the dice even though I meant the other role. Hehe.

With the age limit you can start gambling at 18 technically. Most lotteries allow you to play at 18, and of course you can always go to Indian Casinos.
shycomputerguy From: shycomputerguy Date: March 20th, 2002 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
BTW, what is your icon of? I've seen three or four other users with very similar icons.
bloodangel From: bloodangel Date: March 20th, 2002 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gambling is a tax for people who are bad at math...
7 pity screws or Do me