There are lots of hobbies that a person can do that costs little money. It won’t break the bank to go hiking or biking. Many of us like activites that let us enjoy the outdoors.
Unfortunately, there are many people who have fallen victim to the hyponotic addiction of VLTs (video lottery terminals). These people will sit for hours donating their money to these machines, without realizing that the ‘hobby’ has become a big 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. They have maxed out credit cards and are financially tied.
VLTs and gambling are like a drug for some people. The whole act of betting their money on chance stimulates their brain causing excitement and anticipation of maybe winning. 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. With so many hobbies to pick from and things to do outdoors, I can’t see why people would want to lose money they could just keep for themselves. Don’t let VLTs and gambling control your life.