There is a big negative factor in the gambling industry at the moment, its nearly impossible to talk about it publically. The gambling industry has been pushed to the underground.
Whenever you tell people that you go to visit the casino or start playing online poker they look at you in a funny sort of way like you have done something wrong or you have obsessive behaviour.
And in all honesty the media around the world has created this type of feelings towards gamblers. You can really tell how bad the sector has got especially when you look at things like trying to submit articles or press release, I can guarantee that almost 90% of them will be declined because of the fact that they are gambling related.
But what I just dont understand is why the lottery is allowed to be promoted all over the globe? Why is there no law against this? What I am trying to say is that the lottery is probably one of the worst types of gambling that you can get. At least with gambling games such as poker and blackjack at least it takes some skill. But the lottery is just about pure luck, hoping you picked the correct numbers.
But still the lottery is published all over TV channels all over the internet and newspapers and nothing seems to be wrong with that. it really does make you question the reasons as to why, is it simply because the government run the lottery and they are allowed to do anything they wish.
I definatley think that gambling should be a game that anyone can enjoy (age permitting), even when kids visit amusement or theme parks they are made to gamble with their money to win things such as sweets or teddies in the machines, so why should poker be any different?