Should Gambling Be Legal?

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Gambling is no doubt a very common social practice of humankind since a long time ago. Furthermore, gambling has long been considered as a legal industry that brings billions of dollars to many nations in the world. Despite of the great benefits it brings, gambling industry is not totally free from drawback. Gambling has been constantly condemned for its negative outcomes. In fact, gambling is accused of being the cause for much social evil practice. Thus, to many countries, this particular type of industry is not legal and popular. Specifically, in this essay, Vietnam, a nation in Southeast Asia, will be taken as the object for this research. Accordingly, Vietnam already had 5 Casinos that are being operated. However, only foreigners are eligible to enter and play in those casinos. Hence, the idea of legalization of gambling and allowing Vietnamese to play in the casino in Vietnam remained a controversial topic for years. This phenomenon raises the question of should or should not make gambling, specifically, casino legalized. This research is to give personal points to this issue in Vietnam from a citizen’s perspective.
Gambling is defined as an act of playing a game of chance or betting on random outcomes by putting money or any valuable goods with the intention of earning more money or goods. In other words, a gambler takes a risky action with the cost is his money and the reward is the multiple of the money that has been used. To most people, gambling is considered as…

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