Although gambling is right now highly popular, it still is an issue for some activists. The general consensus is that gambling online sooner or later is going to be legalized. This is most likely due to the huge amount of revenue that legislators can bring in if they allow it into the market. The gambling business is a multi-million-dollar pursuit and few lawmakers want to pass it up. There really aren’t many other options in the marketplace right now that could help bring in the kind of money that states and countries need to truly effect change. This is why it is such a popular pursuit right now. And this is the very thing that anti- gambling activists are criticizing. They are worried that legislators are more concerned with the money potential than they are with writing the proper laws and rules to protect the gambling public. They believe that money is the major impetus to legalization and legislators may rush over writing protective laws. They also cite that legalizing gambling is going to increase incidents of addiction, theft and crime within the communities that are hosting it. These concerns are huge according to activists and they cite that they could create huge extra costs to the markets that fall under them. For example, if there is a growing rate of theft then the community may have to shore up their police forces or even create a task force specific to gambling incidents. This could cost millions of additional dollars every year for the market to sustain.
Though this is a concern, legislators seem to be continuing forward with their push to expand gambling. They believe that the money is too much to let go of. Even some more lenient gambling activists believe that the proper laws though can circumvent most of the crucial issues to the argument though. This is what legislators are focused on right now. They want to come up with the laws needed to make the entire process work the right way- bring in money and protect the gaming public.
Part two coming next.