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Should Gambling be Banned in Europe?
Gambling should be prohibited in Europe.
Most of the time people do not win, but rather lose money.
Drugs are equally self-destructive and are banned. Judging by the same standards gambling should be prohibited.
Gambling causes problems for the individual.
Gambling can destroy
Gambling causes problems for society.
The state profits from gambling being legal.
It is within an individual's rights to choose whether or not to gamble.
If gambling were forbidden, problem gamblers would be forced to gamble illegally instead of in a regulated gambling industry. This would come with negative consequences for those addicts.
As it is for other kind of addictions, prohibition doesn't solve the problem. A solution could be reinvesting the money earned by the state in campaigns against compulsive gambling.
Some people earn a living from professional gambling. A ban would mean unemployment for those who do and affect their families financially.
A more effective solution would be to put a cap on the money an individual can spend in gambling, e.g. 5% of his/her income.
You cannot ban gambling.
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