Thursday, August 05, 2004

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Crossing Continents | French casino hit by lawsuit

In a contrast to fast food litigation, I honestly think that this has a much better chance of succeeding. I mean, it's pretty hard to prove that fast food is addictive and even if it were so, harder yet to prove that the fast food companies (like Tobacco companies) were deliberately sitting on the information and crafting their advertising to keep their profits rolling in. After all, no one quite forces you to eat Macdonalds for every single meal (unless you're making a film)

Gambling is addictive, we know that, it's a social vice that has been around for eons. But consider the fact that, for the high rollers ('whales'), casinos simply go out of their way to keep them coming back. Lest we forget, casinos WANT you to lose, if not they will not be able to make profits. Granted, the odds are stacked in favour of the house, but the money that pours in does not come from the patient accumulation of lossing odds but the big spenders.


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