Ronald M. Pavalko Gambling And Public Policy

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Secondly, government intervention is a mandatory form of interference needed to control and regulate the accessibility and influence of gambling on society. As a superpower, the government has the capability and the resources to strong arm gaming commissions, such as casinos and poker games. Government regulation ensures that gaming commissions will keep the interest and well being of their customers as their top priority. There are many policies that gaming institutions can implement in the workplace to ensure the mental and physical safety of their customers. As depicted in “Gambling and Public Policy” by Ronald M. Pavalko, gaming commissions have the responsibility to ensure that all their customers are well taken care of in the case that …show more content…

Not enough information is being provided to gamblers to encourage them to seek help if they have a gambling problem. As a result of the available resources not being advertised properly, the lack of information and communication forces gamblers continue on their destructive paths as they see no way of getting out of their current troubles. This also shows that the managers and employees of gaming institutions have a moral responsibility to communicate the variety forms of treatment available and ensure that the customers are properly taking advantage of the resources at their disposal. Moreover, the communication of false or misleading information is also a factor as to why gambling becomes such a detrimental addiction. Even though there are advertisements communicating the negative consequences of gambling, there are still positive affirmations about the addiction as well. To counteract this false information, there should be a restriction on gambling advertisements for gaming institutions in order to sustain the addiction. These false advertisements plant a sense of false hope and information in the mind of the potential gambler. It makes them think that they are able to garner all the success that is advertised, but in reality that sense of false hope carries a detrimental risk of financial feasibility. These misleading advertisement ensued by many gaming institutions counteracts the message of the government regarding the treatments and resources available for help. These false advertisements downplay the significance of a gambling addiction and make it seem that no such thing exists as it is all in good fun. As a result, it is the social and ethical responsibility for gaming institutions to clearly state what the risks associated with pursing gambling are, and have the customer

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