MAURICE BLACKBURN AND THE LEGALITY OF POKER MACHINES: what about the morality of all gambling?

Oct 23rd, 2015 by Arnold Jago in Australia, Entertainment, Ethics, Lifestyle, Modern Church, Money

Melbourne law firm, Maurice Blackburn, is considering legal strategies to crack down on poker machines:

“We think there’s a genuine argument that some of the behaviour by the pokie designers is misleading and deceptive . . . .

“You might have won 30 cents on the dollar you played. You’ve still lost 70 cents but you still get all the stimulus and reaction from the machine as if you’ve won.

“The neuro-science shows that gives you a little bit of a hit . . . not dissimilar to the hit you get when you take a drug.”

Correct. What about other gambling?

Like Bingo?

Who would play Bingo, if it, too, didn’t stimulate one’s neuro-transmitters?

In a better society would the Church encourage, and make money from, gambling?

Shouldn’t one only acquire other people’s money when it’s payment for something useful done or if it’s a gift expressing love.

 

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