Gambling is illegal... sort of
We have zero tolerance towards gambling... unless it's the state lottery. Gambling is a scourge of society... unless it's the state who profits from it. Am I the only one who's sick of this double-standard? State lotteries - allowed. Keno - allowed. Bingo (especially in churches) - allowed. Online gambling - illegal. Why? The most frustrating thing is that states in which gambling is legal still declare online gambling illegal (despite doing so being a clear violation of WIPO rules).
And what right does the state or federal government have to tell me how I can spend my money? What does it matter to them whether I spend it on gambling or whether I go on vacation (or whether I just save it and don't spend it at all)? As long as I'm not hurting anyone, what does it matter?
What's next? Will citizens not be allowed to vote in the future? After all, that's a game of chance. Even more than normal for people using electronic voting machines...