Why Should Gambling Be Legal?
The government must not interfere with the peaceful and voluntary acts of adults within their scope. It is every person’s right to spend his own money on whichever form of entertainment that he likes. As long as he does not violate other person’s rights, then he can do pretty much whatever he wants with his money.
Gambling has been illegal on the whole United States except for the state of Nevada. However, a research has shown that even it is illegal, 118 million Americans still bet on sports every year. The federal government attempts in preventing these acts but they can’t control the foreign websites that cater online bets from American customers. In some ways, it would be better to make gambling legal since the people are using their hard earned money. They worked for it and they have the right to spend it anywhere they want.
Legalizing gambling can also help on the economic status of a country. Taxes for the establishments will add up to the national budget and it will help in the country’s development. Although a lot of people want gambling to be banned because according to them, the politicians will just make it as an excuse to get more money from taxes, other people want it to be legal because for them, the black market and illegal betting can be reduced. American gamblers will not need outside websites that earn more than their home country. These websites from other countries cut taxes from their customers. On the other hand, being addicted to betting, gamblers don’t mind the price. So if gambling will be legalized, they won’t need to pay other countries to gamble. They can help their own countries on increasing economic stability. If you can’t stop it, join it. This is a famous saying that is somewhat related to gambling. Legalizing it can be beneficial. It will just only depend on how the government will control and manage it.