There are considerate amount of activites a person could do that costs little money. Going hiking or biking won’t put a hole in your pocket. Many people find hobbies that will allow them outside when time and weather allow.
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’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. 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.
In the long run many people that started gambling as a hobby have found the awful outcome. Eventually their family has to say ‘enough.’ There are some people that have lost everything they own, homes, vehicles, everything they earned from hard work. Their credit cards are maxed out and they are in financial ruin.
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. Everybody plaese remember that VLTs were not invented to lose money. They only kick a few dollars back to keep gambling hobbyists in their seats to fork in more money.
Everybody knows that our economy is in poor 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.