There are considerate amount of activites a person could do that costs little money. Going hiking or biking won’t put a hole in your pocket. Many people find hobbies that will allow them outside when time and weather allow.
But there are people that have become a victim of the addiction of VLTs (video lottery terminals). These people will sit for hours donating their money to these machines, without realizing that the ‘hobby’ has become a big problem.
It’s great that everyone have a hobby, most content people in life do. A person’s recreational activity shouldn’t be one that hurts the emotional or financial well-being of their family. Playing the VLTs or playing poker could have begin as a pasttime for some people, but it begin to control their life as they got more addicted.
In the long run many people that started gambling as a hobby have found the awful outcome. They have had their family say ‘enough.’ There are some people that have lost everything they own, homes, vehicles, everything they earned from hard work. Their credit cards are maxed out and they are in financial ruin.
Some people find that VLTs and gambling are like a drug. The whole act of betting their money on chance stimulates their brain causing excitement and anticipation of maybe winning. Reminder to people: VLTs weren’t invented to lose money. They only kick a few dollars back to keep gambling hobbyists in their seats to fork in more money.
Everybody knows that our economy is in poor shape. With so many hobbies to pick from and things to do outdoors, I can’t see why people would want to lose money they could just keep for themselves. Don’t let VLTs and gambling control your life.