It is globally accepted that the offline game is a right of citizens in almost every country, but there are many ethical reservations regarding the online gambling. Every day we can see thousands of people betting in Las Vegas or at the European casinos, such as Monaco and others. There are not objections regarding these businesses, where the corporate profits are enormous, and the respective governments can collect taxes to solve many social troubles and to cover other community expenses.
But what are the arguments to relegate online gambling to a place of the somewhat suspicious.
One of the arguments a few years ago, was that some criminals may use the online casinos to launder money from illegal activities. While this is a possibility, a criminal organization can operate an illegal online business selling web hosting, travel or digital books, so this point is not relevant for a serious analysis.
The other prevailing opinion in the circles that condemn the TS911, is that the mere fact of placing a bet with a computer from our home or cell phone, could induce an addictive behaviour in many families, falling in debts out of their financial means. I must say that in many aspects they are right, but the gambling addiction is a matter much more complex than the proximity of a computer, or a credit card in our wallets.
The mere fact of being able to buy wine online, has not turned in more addicted people to alcohol than before. Regarding an excessive indebtedness for to the gambler, this is an argument to be taken seriously. The serious online gambling promoters do not want to create financial problems to their visitors and potential customers. The only objective is to sell entertainment for people who have enough money to spend without compromising their future or their families. Finally, the online gaming industry is very new and lacks in many forms of an adequate regulations in almost all countries. Certainly children, addicted people and the family income must be shielded with a very strong legislation.