Online gambling is still one of the most sensitive issues today because of the debate on whether it should be legalized or not. Although in some countries it is already legal, the decision on whether to legalize it in other countries is still in process. This is because most people still do not think that gambling is a kind of habit that one person should be doing for a long period of time.
The rise of gambling can very well be seen especially in today’s generation, since we are living in the digital age. You can now play online gambling anytime and anywhere as long as you have a mobile device and an internet connection. Technology serves as the bridge to build the gap among various countries by providing opportunities to a gambler to play with other nationalities since, gambling, like what I have mentioned earlier is already available online.
One of the major reasons why gambling cannot be legalized in most countries, is because most of the time, players eventually become addicted once they start playing online gambling such as casino and sports betting. In addition to that, they tend to lose a lot of money and properties even though they have been losing for many time. Some gamblers say that they keep on playing even though they are already losing plenty of money because they believe that they can recover their losses by gambling. They are hoping that the time will come where they will win millions or even billions.
An example of country where online gambling is illegal, is in the United States. However, despite it being illegal, the government find it hard to prosecute especially those who are gambling at home through the internet and major site about gambling. You might wonder how come there are sites that provide playground to gambler in the US when in fact sites like that must be banned, the answer to that is, well, developers of such sites are smart enough to register other country as their location. Easy right? Which is why the prominence of online gambling is will not come to an end especially when gamblers see gambling as their way to escape reality- anxiety, worries, depression, and other problems which they find stressful.
Basically, the legality of gambling depends fully on each person. It is okay to play from time to time and as long as you know when to stop. Gambling is illegal when a person allow himself/herself to get addicted and drowned in debt.