VLTs & Gambling are Addictive

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.  Most of us enjoy a hobby that takes us outside when time and weather allow.  

But there are people that have become a victim of the addiction of VLTs (video lottery terminals).  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.  Recreational activity should not hurt the financial and emotional well being of a family.  Gambling at the VLTs or playing poker might have started as an innocent pasttime for some, but it has a way of controling your life once a person becomes addicted.

Many people who began gambling as a hobby have felt the final stings.  Eventually their family has to say ‘enough.’  There are some people that have lost everything they own, homes, vehicles, everything they earned from hard work.  Their credit cards are maxed out and they are in financial ruin.

Some people find that VLTs and gambling are like a drug.  Their brain gets stimulated making them excited and full of anticipation in hopes that they will win money.  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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