Being Addicted to VLTs & Gambling

There are lots of hobbies that a person can do that costs little money.  It won’t break the bank to go hiking or biking.  Many people find hobbies that will allow them outside when time and weather allow.  

Unfortunately VLTs (video lottery terminals) have caught the attention of many people making them a victim of the hyponotic addiction.  These people will sit for hours donating their money to these machines, without realizing that the ‘hobby’ has become a big problem.

It’s great that everyone have a hobby, most content people in life do.  A person’s recreational activity shouldn’t be one that hurts the emotional or financial well-being of their family.  Playing the VLTs or playing poker could have begin as a pasttime for some people, but it begin to control their life as they got more addicted.

In the long run many people that started gambling as a hobby have found the awful outcome.  Eventually their family has to say ‘enough.’  Some have lost everything including their houses, vehicles, all their possessions acquired over years of hard work.  They have maxed out credit cards and are financially tied.

Some people find that VLTs and gambling are like a drug.  The whole act of betting their money on chance stimulates their brain causing excitement and anticipation of maybe winning.  Reminder to people:  VLTs weren’t invented to lose money.  They  only kick a few dollars back to keep gambling hobbyists in their seats to fork in more money.

It’s no secret that our economy is in rough shape.  There are so many other hobbies to choose from and lots of activities to do outside, it dosn’t make sence for people to want to hand over money so easily.  Don’t let a simple hobby like playing a VLT machine or sitting in on a poker game ruin your life.

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