Anyone here bet on sports?
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Gambling of any kind has never held any appeal for me - even as a younger man ("the" gambling demographic). On very rare occasions (every couple of years, maybe?), I'll buy a lottery ticket. I've dropped a few quarters in slot machines in the local casino once or twice since it opened 30-odd years ago. That's about it.
Beer and car commercials used to dominate during the hockey games I watch. Now, it seems to be all gambling. There are even segments of the broadcast dedicated to it. I find it all so off-putting that it sucks the enjoyment out the match. Knowing that the odds are weighted in favour of the house doesn't help - the more you gamble, the less likely it is that you'll come out on top.
It's not so much a morality thing for me - I just wonder if we're creating another version of the opioid crisis.
Anyone else feel the same way?