There are a vast number of activities that we can participate in that cost 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.
But there are people that have become a victim of the addiction of VLTs (video lottery terminals). They will sit for hours feeding money into these machines, and for a long time may not realize that their ‘hobby’ has become a real 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. Gambling at the VLTs or playing poker might have started as an innocent pasttime for some, but it has a way of controling your life once a person becomes 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.’ Some have lost everything including their houses, vehicles, all their possessions acquired over years of 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 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. There are so many other hobbies to choose from and lots of activities to do outside, it dosn’t make sence for people to want to hand over money so easily. Don’t let VLTs and gambling control your life.