Manitoba On The Web Site Criticized for Creating Gambling Addicts
A Manitoba online site, Playnow.com, has come under scrutiny from a former issue gambler who claims that the online gambling site could become a problem for the Manitoba area, and that others could easily become addicted on gambling. The on-line casino is government-run and operated.
‘I think on the web gambling, for people poor people that will utilize it, is deadly,’ told former gambling addict ‘Marie’ to CBC news recently.
‘We’re very great at hiding it,’ she added. ‘we are very good at being secretive. And now you are putting gambling online? Well, they could lay in bed with their credit gamble and card with their heart’s content.’
‘Marie’ recently gave up gambling, after sixteen years of playing keno and bingo in casinos led her to build up an addiction to gambling.
This year, more than 4,000 users have registered to Playnow.com, which was established to compete with the ever-increasing array of unregulated websites which see residents of Manitoba fork out around $40 million each year since the site was launched in January.
However, the worry comes from the fact a regulated, secure site such as for example Playnow.com will attract newcomers to online gambling who does otherwise not have tried it away. Perhaps they think safe means they can not lose?
Those behind Playnow.com argue that safeguards exist on the website to help prevent gambling addiction, amongst which are mandatory budget limits and a self-exclu Read more