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. Many of us like activites that let us enjoy the outdoors.
Unfortunately, there are many people who have fallen victim to the hyponotic addiction of VLTs (video lottery terminals). These people will sit for hours donating their money to these machines, without realizing that the ‘hobby’ has become a big problem.
It is good for everyone to have a hobby, people that are content in life do. A person’s recreational activity shouldn’t be one that hurts the emotional or financial well-being of their family. Playing the VLTs or playing poker could have begin as a pasttime for some people, but it begin to control their life as they got more addicted.
Many people who began gambling as a hobby have felt the final stings. Eventually their family has to 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. Their brain gets stimulated making them excited and full of anticipation in hopes that they will win money. Reminder to people: VLTs weren’t 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 a simple hobby like playing a VLT machine or sitting in on a poker game ruin your life.