There are a vast number of activities that we can participate in that cost little money. It won’t put a hole in your pocket going hiking or biking. Most of us enjoy a hobby that takes us outside when time and weather allow.
Unfortunately VLTs (video lottery terminals) have caught the attention of many people making them a victim of the hyponotic addiction. They will sit for hours feeding money into these machines, and for a long time may not realize that their ‘hobby’ has become a real 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.
In the long run many people that started gambling as a hobby have found the awful outcome. They have had their family say ‘enough.’ Some have lost everything including their houses, vehicles, all their possessions acquired over years of hard work. They have maxed out credit cards and are financially tied.
VLTs and gambling are like a drug for some people. The whole act of betting their money on chance stimulates their brain causing excitement and anticipation of maybe winning. Everybody plaese remember that VLTs were not invented to lose money. they will only kick back a few dollars to keep the gambler playing and feeding.
It’s no secret that our economy is in rough shape. With so many hobbies to pick from and things to do outdoors, I can’t see why people would want to lose money they could just keep for themselves. Don’t let VLTs and gambling control your life.