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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      5 months ago

      I had no idea this is such a serious issue.

      Omg, I worked at a casino in 2009 (if I had to rank jobs from favorite to least it would have been the bottom of a long list) and just witnessing the adults alone living out of their cars and gambling away everything was super sad and painful. The fact that it is now kids...atrocious!

      **not totally dogging on casinos though addiction is prevalent. We have a pretty amazing one or more here where I live now as far as I can tell that appears to treat employees well. I have just never been the gambling type. If ever I skirted an addiction it would have been sex (though my actual experience is limited and getting better/healthier/more fulfilling with age; gratefully).

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      5 months ago

      Yikes. I guess this is important enough to know about. I highly recommend it.

      This stat caught my attention:

      11% of 11 to 16-year-olds report that they gamble every week, compared to only 6% who smoke tobacco and 5% who take drugs.

      And what held my attention was the f*in tear-jerking. Damn. Sad.

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      5 months ago

      This is VERY disturbing. It’s almost to the point of saying stop! I can’t take how much I am being shown that is wrong in this world! What a year of the veil being dropped! Not only are “systems” not working but we are also facing SUCH blatant hypocrisy within governments as to be witnessing 1984’s doublespeak. I honestly don’t even know how to encapsulate all the bullshit into a coherent summary! How about fu**ing tragic!

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        5 months ago

        Yeah. I experienced anger, sadness, anger, sadness, anger...

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar
      Scout
      5 months ago

      “Gambling was the root and the trigger of his death.”

      For as long as people have gambled, there have been gambling addicts.