Ethical Problem with Gambling

1497 words 6 pages
Ethical Problems of Gambling
SOC 120
Michael Pankrast
November 13, 2012

The main focus points of this paper are gambling addiction and crimes perspire through gambling activities. Gambling activities are offered illegally meaning that these activities are taken place without legal authority knowing. However, problems arise when coming in contact with gambling. Problems that arise with gambling are mostly crimes and lies. A brief discussion on a theory that may resolve conflict on gambling contrasting between Deontology and Virtue Ethics. In addition to the issue at hand to personal experience.
Gambling addiction is an uncontrollable urge to gamble. Individuals who are addicted to gambling often find that
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The revenue generated in these establishments was close to $27.1 billion in 2011 up from $12.8 billion in 2001. The states with largest revenues in 2011 were Sacramento ($6.9 billion) and Washington D. C. ($6.7 billion). The Native American gaming industry didn’t show the negative tendencies during and after economic crisis of 2007-2009, in contrast to Las Vegas and Atlantic City (wiki.answers).
Tribal casinos in the eastern US generated roughly $3.8 billion in FY02. Those in the Central US recorded gross revenues of approximately $5.9 billion, while those in the Western US generated nearly $4.8 billion. Most of the revenues generated in the Indian gaming are from casinos located in or near large metropolitan areas. Currently, 12% of Indian gaming establishments generate 65% of Indian gaming revenues. Indian gaming operations located in the populous areas of the West Coast (primarily California) represent the fastest growing sector of the Indian gaming industry. As suggested by the above figures, the vast majority of tribal casinos are much less financially successful, particularly those in the Midwest and Great Plains. Many tribes see this limited financial success as being tempered by decreases in reservation unemployment and poverty rates, although socioeconomic deficits remain (wiki.answers).
Gambling is understood to be addictive. When it comes to gambling some individuals


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