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Game of Chance

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Whenever i go to kerala, i buy lotteries daily, its kind a time pass thinking about what you will do if you win money, I guess this is what makes a person a lottery addict, which you can find in great numbers there, generally laborers spend half of their earning on drinking and lottery.

Lotteries are legal in some 13 states in India, and most of these lotteries are issued by state governments themselves and these provide good earnings to the state.Not to forget the direct and indirect employment that it provides. Most people think of lotteries as social evil, on the lines of gambling. Thou lotteries are legal in some parts of the country, gambling is totally illegal except for goa and sikkim. In Goa gambling is basically targeted towards foreign tourists, sikkim has only one casino because of that most of the Indian gamblers go to Nepal. Even after serious restrictions indian gambling market is estimated at around 60 billion (includes illegal gambling). Gamblers going to nepal results in loss of revenue for the state.

If some of the states can allow lotteries why cant they allow gambling aswell. Whats wrong with gambling its just a game that involves money, tell me which game in the world does not involve money. Money is the only reason that games exist in this world.  I am of the opinion that gambling, lotteries and betting should be legalised nationwide. Currently lot of betting happens but they are underground, if betting is legalised, the state can earn so much money and use them for some constructive purpose. Now horse betting is legal, ask me why? because of amirs what else. There is always provision for amirs, whats the difference between betting on a horse race and a cricket match. So it doesnt make any sense. Also lottery is as addictive as gambling, and the online lottery thing which is legal is nothing less than a slot machine.

I believe there is no such thing as a game of talent, all games are game of chance, because talent itself is by chance,  nobody earns talent, talent is given by nature which is by chance.

Gambling provides a hope for the lesser talented to be rich, and the state has no right to limit this rightful chance. Now this guy had been unlucky while nature has been doling out talents, but he needs to get another chance, he needs a hand yet again at the game of chance, his only hope to live a better life, his only hope to get out of mediocrity.

Now there are people who consider it as a social evil, which actually means that its harmful for a society if its members indulge in gambling. But then why is alcohol and lottery legal, lot of people live miserable life because of that, why dont u fuckers ban that too.

The main thing people fail to understand is that. if you legalise gambling its not that every one will start gambling, only a few will do. There are lot of places where gambling is legal, so does that make all people living in those region miserable. My opinion is that gambling is just like any other business. It brings prosperity to the region where ever it operators. See vegas for example, it was a banjar desert, and see what its now. See what the chinese are doing with macau, they are now trying to give vegas a run for its money. And what we fuckers are doing?. Not a fucking thing, nobody is giving it a thought either, nobody is debating over it.

For me gambling represents freedom. If the govt. is too worried about garibs, then they can start with internet gambling with access to credit card holders only, that way they could screen out some people (thou i wont like that). It can be done slowly, or allow it in all the tourist places, or build a gambling SEZ. There are lot of ways to do it. But no fucker is willing to take a lead.

What a fucking non-sense. Is this freedom, every fucking thing is banned here. Ban love, nobody suffers more than people in love.


Written by maya

January 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

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  1. Full of general knowledge and new insights. Truly uncommon sense! I especially like this sorta posts on this blog which take up a really sensible issue and show its uncommon side.I believe there is no such thing as a game of talent, all games are game of chance, because talent itself is by chance, nobody earns talent, talent is given by nature which is by chance. This was, again, philosophical and worth a deep thought. Finally, the closing line, about banning love, is heart-winning punch in the post! Cheers!

    Darshan Chande

    January 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

  2. @darshan thnx for liking, every time i come up with an uncommon angle post, i wonder if i wud ever be able to find next topic, but some how it always crops up in my mind..lets c how far i wud b able to maintain it…

    Uncommon Sense

    January 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

  3. indeed gambling should be made legal…..it clearly has a market here….people are ready to invest..it's going to generate a lot of employment….i dont see a reason why it's not legalised….the government will also profit from it….makes perfect business sense…


    January 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

  4. i wonder why u need to buy the ticket to wonder what u will do with the money u might win. buying the ticket doesnt actually make much chages to ur chances.. hehe… btw, hw noticed u not updating @ FP about ur post.am i to understand that u have quit?


    January 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

  5. nice to know that gambling market is so big in India… 😛 .. legalisation wld make it more professional and revenue will boost up bit more 😀

    Ankesh at Talk

    January 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

  6. @oxy.. yeh thts true, if gambling is legalised not only will it generate employment bt also will have a big spillover effect on other industry like tourism, hospitality and leisure.. i dont see anytime soon it being legalised..@chhaya.. how can one dream of money without buying a lottery, it does increases my chances thoda bahut in comparison to not buying a lottery atall..every one likes to check their luck..regarding the fp it guess it just slipped out of my mind, i think last time i did notified there..@ankesh.. yeh thts true it will bring lots of money in the market..

    Uncommon Sense

    January 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

  7. sach me yaar …sooo many restrictions in our country …our constitution should begin as ..WE THE "PUPPETS" OF INDIA ..:p


    January 20, 2010 at 1:33 am

  8. @vici "We the puppets of india" sixer maar diya, lol

    Uncommon Sense

    January 20, 2010 at 10:31 am

  9. You will be able to maintain it as long as you WILL.

    Darshan Chande

    January 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

  10. I was wondering..are you keralan?I would say "We the Village Idiots " of IndiaI always come here to see the way you portray things..:)good job buddygood job!


    January 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm

  11. game of talent–> well explained.Ban love, nobody suffers more than people in love.Awesome statement…:~)


    January 21, 2010 at 2:22 am

  12. @sorcy.. yeh i m frm kerala@yemil.. love is maya, we think it will provide happiness but actually wht it does it quiet opposite..

    Uncommon Sense

    January 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

  13. Hmmm… Good thought. I don't know what to say. But I liked your take on the talent distribution by nature. Some get lucky, don't they?Gambling is perhaps banned because people play with money directly. In any other game, money is not involved directly – i.e. changing hands in the vicinity of the player. But that's my thought. And if you see different states have different take on gambling, derby, lottery, drinking, smoking, etc. I guess that is why India is so diverse! 😉

    Vittaldas Prabhu

    January 21, 2010 at 8:12 pm

  14. interesting point of view! and killer last line.


    January 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm

  15. @vital yeh some are lucky. i think there is nothing wrong with palying with/for more. an enterprenure also plays with money, so does the share traders.@abhi.. thnx

    Uncommon Sense

    January 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm

  16. Very very interesting post. And I'm totally with you. Gambling should be legalized. One thing is it will generate huge amounts of revenue to the exchequer. Another is that what is happening underground will come out in the open. Right now gambling in India is controlled by the mafia. But when it comes out in the open you will have corporate players involved who will be more professional and in some sense it reduces the revenue that goes in to the underworld. Also whn it is out in the open we can do things like issue warnings, educate the gambler abt the pros & cons etc. Right now it's all hushed up and therefore taking remedial measure to cure the addict is almost impossible.It needs very strong laws and ver very good enforcement. Things we are not very good at. But I still feel that we need to allow people to gamble. One thing is the freedom of choice. Another thing is the potential it has to employ ppl and generate revenue which can be used in other places.


    January 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

  17. @ajay abosutely

    Uncommon Sense

    January 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm

  18. I agree with that, they have started in goa, lets see if it becomes full fledged business….


    January 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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