Battling Gambling Addiction — And Playing Tv ads?
In the past year, I have never seen so many playing tv ads in my life. Playing tv ads are now a dime 12. All of these tv ads show happy people playing at a gorgeous slotxo casino.. smiling.. and winning money. It is very unreliable, because people winning in casinos are conditions, and certainly not the rule.
Of course a casino commercial is not going to show a bunch of despondent, angry, depressed people who are losing their hard-earned money. People only get to see that when they are actually in a casino, playing their favorite slot machine game, or sitting at a blackjack table. All you have to do is look around and see many people losing, sad, tranced-out, along with perhaps suffering from a playing addiction.
The problem with playing nowadays, is that there is so much promotion for the activity, wherever you go. The proportion of advertising for help for those who have problem playing is quite extraordinary to the advertising for promotion of the activity.
It is a sad state of affairs when you see a casino sprouting up in every city and advertised consistently on your television set.
I believe our society is just realizing the effects of this playing wave which is slowly growing like a cancer all over the world.
If playing just weren’t this enslaving, expensive, dangerous hobby, I would have no problem with all of this promotion.
I recently believe that the whole industry is getting too close to a number of our gardens… besides our television set. This cannot be good for fans and non-addicts alike.
Things were definitely better when one had to fly to Nevada for some playing action. It seems way too long ago. I also knew less people who were in trouble with playing…. err.