Is the Lottery Gambling?

If you have never noticed; many places or states have the state run lottery for that state but gambling is illegal in those states. Why is this?

If you have never noticed; many places or states have the state run lottery for that state but gambling is illegal in those states. Why is this? Isn’t gambling and having lotteries the same thing? Lotteries are counted as gambling right? This is something that has long been debated, but we all know the answer to the question at the same time. This can be misleading, but nevertheless like all gambling, it can be fun. The true definition of gambling is to play a game based on uncertain outcome for the loss or gain of property or most times than non money. The definition of the lottery is a drawing or raffle of uncertain outcome to determine which person that enters the raffle or drawing gets the monetary prize. In many people’s eyes this is just a subset or side note of gambling. Therefore, it would make the lottery gambling

 

After what seemed like a lot of searching and prying, the only difference that could be found between gambling in a casino and the lottery is that lotteries are typically run and operated by governments in order for them to raise additional revenue for the public services in the area, such as road work and school. Some people have the view that lotteries should not be legal depending on who is sponsoring or sanctioning them. For example: if a person created a private company that is competing with the state’s lottery, then it would still be deemed as gambling and it would still be shut down because gambling is illegal in most states throughout the United States. Right? Perhaps this is right, but it might not be the best thing to do since people like both casinos and the lottery and wouldn’t want them both to disappear.

 

In many people’s opinions the lottery is just another glorified form of gambling, and thus it is hypocritical to allow the government to have those rights that are not allowed to other citizens and private companies within the area. Furthermore, this means that lotteries and gambling should be either legalized or illegal together. This is something that allows you to think about the choices, and decide which one is the best one that you think should happen and whether or not it is fair? We should be allowed casinos in the areas, and this means that lottery could be going on still and all would be fair.

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