Gambling can have both good points and bad points. It can be both beneficial to many a population, however, it can also have certain negative effects. For now, we are going to focus on the positive effects of gambling, and the good that it could bring to a community. In the end, it is up to you to judge and take your stand.
For a number of people, especially those coming from religious groups or organizations, gambling, they say, could have a serious threat over the society and community where it will be introduced. There have been a number of cases of compulsive gamblers coming about who are unable to control their gambling addictions. However, over the years, gambling has also had its share of success stories.
Gambling, especially when it involves some big and popular casinos like those that are found in the Las Vegas Strip, has been beneficial to the economy and population of that particular city. It has been the provider of many jobs for a huge amount of the population. And this does not just involve jobs inside the casinos, but it also involves the jobs that are being offered in the surrounding establishments. If the casinos in the area are very popular, this would attract a lot of tourism. Tourists, on the other hand, would tend to go over for a holiday for not just a day or a night, but for a successive amount of days or even weeks. Therefore, hotel and restaurant businesses and various shops like souvenir shops and shopping malls in and around the area also benefit from the gambling industry. Due to this fact, many jobs are going to be provided to the population in the city and to its neighboring cities, just like what is going on in Las Vegas, Nevada. Because of the amount of work there, there is also a rise in the economy due to the revenues and profits that are soaring high in the area. The standard of living in those types of cities has become high, and the price of property in and around that area has inevitably increased as well. This is a good thing for the vast majority of the city’s population that many other folks from the neighboring towns or cities may also try to flock to the area in the hope of making their lives better as well, as they go over there to find jobs for themselves. There is definitely a lot of money to be made.
So, it is a fact that the gambling industry can also benefit a population greatly, and one must not look solely on its negative effects.