Glen Kim Section 003 For Online Gambling
Online Gambling • People have been consumed into the world of gambling • Gambling is getting popular every day • States and municipal governments bring in an estimated $100 billion in tax revenue every year
Online gambling will increase revenue More revenue will be brought in with online gambling
Gamblers in Cyberspace • “Online gambling is now popular enough to cut into the profits that states and municipalities make from selling lottery tickets and collecting casino taxes” (Cyberspace). • “If the government tries to shut down Internet gambling sites, those businesses will simply move their operations to other countries where it is legal” (Cyberspace).
Help fund community? • Some Native American tribes reap huge profits from reservation casinos. Their gambling profits help fund schools and public works projects” (Odds). • Online gambling could be looked at as an opportunity to rebuild communities and for education.
Benefits for Online Gambling Bonuses Convenience Atmosphere Safety
Bonuses • To entice new customers and keep up the competition, free money is given to sign up or when you add money • Bonuses range from anywhere between $10-$1,000’s.
Convenience • Sitting at home on one computer • No driving required to get to a casino
Safety • Safer gambling online rather than carrying around mounds of cash or credit cards • Most online gambling casinos will not risk their reputation or customer base by scamming their customers
Diversity • Roulette, bingo hall, poker table all sitting in one chair at home • Variety of online casino table games, slots, and video poker machines to play • Ability to wager on sports games on the same account as well as playing tables games
Work Cited • Epstein, Jeffrey H. “odds favore more gambling.” Futurist 32.3 (1998): 16. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 17 April 2011. • “Gamblers in Cyberspace.” Futurist, 33.8 (1999): 18. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 17 April 2011. • “How much does Government make off of Gambling?” blog.turbotax.intuit.com. Turbotax, Web. 13 April 2011. • “Benefits of Online Gambling: Top Reasons to Gamble Online.” buzzle.com. Intelligent Life on Web, Web. 13 April 2011.