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(Yahoo)   Have a gambling problem? Well sign a paper to be banned from gambling. But gamble anyways and lose big dollars. But when you win? No money for you, as you are banned from gambling   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2013-01-11 12:20:24 AM  
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This isn't as stupid as you might think at first. The whole point for gamblers is for them to try and capture that high of winning. If they are guaranteed to never win, gambling loses its appeal.

/bet you twenty bucks I can get you gambling by the end of the day!
2013-01-11 03:11:17 AM  
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Knight of the Woeful Countenance: This isn't as stupid as you might think at first. The whole point for gamblers is for them to try and capture that high of winning. If they are guaranteed to never win, gambling loses its appeal.


The exclusion agreement did not inform the gamblers that they could never win, so there goes your theoretical disincentive.

Also, a gambling addict would probably be attracted to the challenge of sneaking into a casino; to such a person, gambling after sneaking in might well feel like "beating the house" even though he's losing money.

So yes, the exclusion agreement is stupid... or cunning.
2013-01-11 04:27:15 AM  
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oren0: Did you see this gem from the article: Joyce Ross launched a suit last fall after losing more than $330,000 in savings and borrowed money at two casinos despite being in the program. You don't think they carded her and got her name when giving out loans, twice? The casinos lost any sympathy they deserved at that point.


I think it's more of a misunderstanding on your part, based on a confusing wording. Casinos, as far as I know, cannot lend money. It more she lost more than $300.000 in savings and borrowed money.....at two casinos.
2013-01-11 03:26:53 AM  
1 vote:
Despite what people might think based on Hollywood's portrayal of casino security, there's no super-high-tech-semi-magic system in place that can somehow identify and cross-reference each and every one of the thousands of people who come and go each day.

Unless casinos are turned into fortresses where every single person is ID'd at the door, it's completely unrealistic to expect that they'd be capable of stopping all self-excluded gamblers from entering. The fact that "Haghdust was caught several times and Lee once during their exclusion period" indicates that the casino(s) actually did a pretty darn good job of living up to their end of the bargain.

Even if the agreement that the problem gamblers signed doesn't explicitly state "We will withhold any winnings that you get if you manage to sneak in", surely there must be some sort of overall rule like "Anyone who is not authorized to be on the premises is excluded from collecting winnings" to apply to under-age gamblers and others.
2013-01-11 03:24:52 AM  
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"Joyce Ross launched a suit last fall after losing more than $330,000 in savings and borrowed money at two casinos despite being in the program. She claimed the corporation and casinos didn't do enough to keep her from gambling"

I recognize that compulsive gambling is a mental illness, but really?
 
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