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Have you ever wagered on a game If so you were gambling and should have been fined Gambling should be legalized in the state of Florida The lawmakers who have decided that it is evil for you and me to gamble have justified it as a means to scam billions from citizens in order to compensate for their mismanagement of tax money First they waste what they collect in taxes and then recover the wasted billions with gambling scams to get more much more Adding insult to injury they pass laws that could put a taxpayer in jail for placing a dollar wager on a pool game God forbid we should lose a few dollars to a slippery pool hustler when we could be hustled legally by the state Shamos has argued this point before 97-101 Gambling as with most ideas came from Europe It evolved from simple bets to games of chance later evolving to cards and etc Some colonists such as the Quakers and Puritans lost little time in enacting Americas first law against gambling in 1638Shamos 103 Gambling continued in the form of lotteries which supported most schools and public works During the late 18th century card games were enjoyed as a fashionable after dinner alternative to music in Americas homes Supposedly during the late 1700s every commoner gambled George Washington at Valley Forge where men were desperate for food and morale was low among the troops gambling was a daily activity Shamos 103 A typical colonist in attitude was the untypical man George Washington who was content to gamble at cards all day qtd in Solotaroff np As America grew gambling casino grew as well One invention had the greatest impact on America than anything else the slot machine Invented by Charles Fay in 1895 in San Francisco California It made men greedy and the desire to gamble
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