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Should minors legally be able to gamble in the US?

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Started: 9/15/2016 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Debating Period
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I believe that minors should legally gamble because they need a way to make lots of money quickly, and also if they lose money, they can learn a lesson about how to manage their money while having fun.


No they shouldnt. Fot one reason, chidren these days are spoiled rotten. i agree with you on the fact that it teaches responsibility with their finances but what good will that do them if they wont feel the loss. they'll simply go and ask for more money to spend on gambling so whats the point. no they shoudnt because theyre irresponsible brats.
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Posted by Bruntru 1 month ago
First of all, gambling is addictive - so children shouldn't be allowed to gamble

Secondly, you are very unlikely to gain money through gambling - what do you think that gambling companies live on?

Thirdly, children do not need to "earn" money quickly through gambling as they shouldn't need to buy too much stuff and there are other ways which improve their skills with money, AND DO NOT GET THEM ADDICTED TO KEEP ON LOSING MONEY.

Finally, gambling companies are purely immoral - they live on other people's illnesses, it's basically the same as telling people that you have a medicine for their disease costing hundreds of pounds while it doesn't do anything, but worsen your health. No one should be allowed to gamble, and all those companies need to get shut down, and their bosses should go to prison. Same with cigarettes.
Posted by sboss18 1 month ago
I disagree with the notion that ``children these days are spoiled brats``. I would like to debate Cloud_heartbreaker on this issue if he is willing.
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