The Legitimation of Gambling Is Bad

The legitimation of gambling is bad

  In January 2009, the Legislative Yuan of R.O.C had passed the law of legalized gambling. Taiwan legalized gambling officially. Except causing commotion through society, many groups of public welfare and religion were opposed to the law.
These groups had held a national anti-casino parade on March 15. It is a quite rare chance to send out an urgent appeal get cross religion, public parties and territory. Generally speaking, the government thinks that the casino would help the development of local area and boost economics. However, some problems should be considered deeply and looked from every aspect.

  First, gambling has a bad effect on the private enterprise. Take examples in United states. The Better Government Association of the Illinois State had also investigated the shops which had set the casino along the river. The result indicated that 50% of the shops acclaimed that the gambling depressed their business and reduced their income. Originally, people are in the hope of that the gambling can boost their business. On the contrast, gambling defeated their enterprise.

  Second, the casino did not promote the economics of the local area. Instead, it would beat the original industry. Take the Atilantic City, the second well-known casino in United state for example, 40% of restaurant and one-third of the retail store closed successively during 1978 to 1992. The rate of unemployment had raised double higher than before and became the highest rate of State of New Jersey in 1993. Meanwhile, because of the raise of the crime rate, the prices of real estate around the casino had been affected and fallen down. According to the data from the government, the rate of poor population is 23%, but the rate had raise to 25% even at the prosperous time of the casino. And until 1990, the rate kept the same. Apparently, opening the casino did not help the development of local area. “Atlantic City used to be a slum by the sea, now...