Sunday, August 22, 2010

What if Dostoyevsky had been an online gambler? - The Globe and Mail

What if Dostoyevsky had been an online gambler? - The Globe and Mail

All the evidence suggests that online gaming will prove an irresistible temptation to those who already have the gambling bug (while probably making some new recruits.) Put a time-travelling Dostoyevsky in front of a computer screen and chances are he’ll soon be maxing out his credit card on a cyberspace roulette wheel, rather than completing the rewrite ofThe Brothers Karamazov.

And at what a dreadful cost. The most terrifying outcome of Internet gambling is isolation, estrangement from friends and family, estrangement even from the company of strangers in traditional casinos.



Unfortunately you can already gamble online if you really want to. Hopefully there will be some government-responsibility to go along with the government-greed.