When the issues on gambling are being raised, the issue on its legalization will never be silenced. There are loads of debates about it weighing which is of really weight: the advantages or the disadvantages of having gambling legal in countries.
Well, there are points to count on and these points come from both sides.
There are claims that when legalized, illegal gambling that lures people to be addicted and have miserable lives would be ignored. For those who believe in this thought, they think that legalizing gambling and whatever forms of it would lead to a more regulated system in a country. Another thing they want to raise is that if legal gambling is established, there would be government-owned gambling venues; this would pull people to support legal games than those that are not permitted by the government. The angle of incurring taxes from gambling would definitely be a help as believed by its proponents.
On the other hand, even though how these contentions try to become strong arguments, there are destroyers of these.
In other countries that do not believe on the benefits of legalizing gambling, they stand with the arguments that if the government opens the door to legalizing gambling, it would just be like teaching citizens to really be into gambling, no matter how legal or regulated it is, it would not lose the fact that it is still gambling, a means of asking people to venture on what they have and try their luck by betting their money or other possessions. This is also a means of luring people to gamble when normally they do not.
There are loads of loopholes pinpointed by those people who are against the existence of the so-called legal gambling. The biggest loophole is that legalizing gambling is like legalizing greed. A government that would allow this to happen would be a very irresponsible one. Instead of encouraging its citizens to be productive in such a way that they would realize what the dignity of work is.
There are portions of the world that embraces legal gambling, there are those which do not believe in the benefits it could give. The choice of being into gambling lies in you as a citizen, as an individual.
Weigh things wisely.