If gambling were to be legalized today, many lives would be ruined, as many people will fall prey to gambling. Putting aside the effects of gambling in the personal lives of gambling victims, gambling is viewed to be associated with crime. The state argues that it has enough crime to deal with and should not worry about more cases coming in as a result of legalizing gambling. The economy of the country is stable and has been good for many years. So it argues that there is no need for allowing its people to risk their lives, homes, families, jobs and safety over an entertaining past time (Brooks, 2002).
What is obtained in the game is not worth it. Gambling is totally prohibited and those who want to carry gambling are advised to take a plane to Atlantic City where gambling is legalized since it helps in boosting the economy. Comparing how different states like Atlantic City and Nevada treats gambling it is totally different from the way Georgia view it. Gambling is legalized in Nevada as a means of additional revenue to the state. The money that is realized as a result of gambling may be spent on the educational system, public utilities or any type of community programs.
Advantages of gambling are numerous. It does not only consist of economical advantages but it also regarded as an enjoyable entertainment for many people (Lester, 1979). The gambling activity is also well established in the region and is legalized. The growth of gambling industry is likely to continue in the expansion of current game and number of devices instead of the addition of new forms of gambling. In Nevada and Atlantic City punishment of those found to be involved in gambling related crimes is not severe as compared to Georgia.
This is because gambling is legalized. A person is only guilty of an offence if it is committed by his own conduct or by the conduct of another person for which he is legally accountable. In Georgia anyone found gambling is directly taken to court since the activity is still not allowed. The following is the trend of gambling law in ATLANTA regime. One is that all wagers, bets or stakes made to depend upon any race or game, or upon any gambling by lot or chance or upon any lot, chance casualty or unknown or contingent event shall be treated as unlawful.
Another trend is on the liability of stakeholder or person receiving wager. It is stated clear that whoever pays, delivers or deposits any money, property or thing in action upon the event of any wager or bet shall be prosecuted. A loan that is made for Casino gambling in Atlantic City is legal and enforceable. Another trend is law on action by loser to recover money or property lost at gambling wills costs, limitation.
The law under section 2A: 40 – 1 states that if any person shall lose any money, goods, chattels or other valuable in violation of this section shall pay or deliver the same or any part to the winner, or to any person to his use or to a stakeholder. Such person may therefore sue for and recover such money or the value of such goods, chattels from such winner or stakeholder whether the same has been delivered or paid over by such stakeholders or not, in a civil action provided such action is brought within six calendar months after payment or delivery (Brooks, 2002).
Liability and conduct of another, complicity is also discussed. Under this trend, a person is guilty of an offence if it is committed by his own conduct or by the conduct of another person for which he is legally accountable or both. It also state that an individual is legally accountable for the conduct of another person when he is made accountable for the conduct of such other person by the code or by the law defining the offence and when he acts with the land of culpability that is sufficient for the commission of offence, he causes an innocent or irresponsible person to engage in such conduct.
A person is an accomplice of another person in the commission of an offence if and only if his conduct is expressly declared by law to establish his complicity and at the same time agrees to help such other person in planning or committing it or having a legal duty to prevent the commission of the offence and fails to make proper effort to do so (Adam and Gill, 2003). Conclusion Gambling is regarded as a huge industry in the United States whereby many leisure companies have benefited a lot of profits.
However with the increasing organized crime associated with the activity, gambling laws and regulations have been enacted that focuses on how to increase the accessibility of gambling activities to many people in order to promote growth of leisure industry. Many states are still confused whether to legalize gambling or not. For example in Georgia gambling is seen as an activity that ruins the life of people that is associated with immoral behaviour. Other states such as Nevada and South Atlantic City have legalized the activity.
By so doing these proper laws have been put down to ensure that those involved are protected. These states have realized that gambling is a very useful activity since it is a source of additional revenue to the state. The additional money obtained from the activity may be spent in educational system, public utilities or any other type of community programs according to MPC. Due to the differences in the way different states view gambling, the industry has been fragmented and the ethical investment advisory group should actually determine whether the policies outlined will reform the industry or not.
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