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Is Gambling Evil?

Dave says that the gambling industry is not legit, and parts of it are evil. It's driven by greed and a profit motive.

QUESTION: Listener asks if Dave views the gambling industry as legitimate or evil.

ANSWER: Neither. It’s not legit, and parts of it are evil. It has no positive effect except for the profit that the companies make. The whole operation is not intrinsically evil, it’s just driven by greed. The big money that’s made there is the housewife that runs down to a casino on the weekend and comes back $400 lighter. If you think that losing money is entertaining, you need to look at that. Why not give away money instead of losing it?