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 people find hobbies that will allow them outside when time and weather allow.
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 is good for everyone to have a hobby, people that are content 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.
Many people who began gambling as a hobby have felt the final stings. Eventually their family has to say ‘enough.’ There are some people that have lost everything they own, homes, vehicles, everything they earned from hard work. They have maxed out credit cards and are financially tied.
Some people find that VLTs and gambling are like a drug. Their brain gets stimulated making them excited and full of anticipation in hopes that they will win money. Reminder to people: VLTs weren’t invented to lose money. they will only kick back a few dollars to keep the gambler playing and feeding.
Everybody knows that our economy is in poor shape. There are so many other hobbies to choose from and lots of activities to do outside, it dosn’t make sence for people to want to hand over money so easily. Don’t let VLTs and gambling control your life.