• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Online gambling

Extracts from this document...


On line gambling is a compulsive addiction and it It is a problem, addiction, that is fuelled by greed, the need to win and the need to feel important. The on line gambler is somewhat superstitious, believes in obtaining winner after winner. The truth is that on line gambling has its price to pay. With on line gambling it requires a mental approach in feeling in charge and in control. Where on line gambling makes a false economy for society. Win, and Win again, here I wish good luck to you. Most people who engage in this form of entertainment or wagering, the gambling itself will eventually get these people licked. On line gambling causes a person to effectively waste money, create bigger financial problems by obtaining debt and the debt increasing. ...read more.


The processing of the wagering is done almost instantly. The harsh reality however. Here gambling, once a wager is made this has handed the betting firm a wad of cash, slowly slowly, on line gambling cash is being electronically being transfered from account number 12dsfs (not a real account), to the account of the bookie. Win and that is alright, but if you lose one wager, the temptation is to wager more, try and hope and pray that the next race gets you out of trouble. On a daily level, the truth is that for the majority the losses will not be that great to start with. Though if lose on day 1, and the regrettable habit that on line gambling creates of course, is the need to return to the same site or possibly create a new account elsewhere, and wager again. ...read more.


So back a loser on a continual basis, results in higher and higher overdrafts, credit card bills. What would I say to my wife, if I lost x number of thousands of pounds. If I did tell her, I might never see her again. This is the pain that this problem causes. My wife means more to me than the winning or most likely losing. I have heard stories of people losing property, businesses, and all their assets taken as a result of gambling. The truth and the pain is real. In conclusion I urge people not to start or even consider entertaining any idea of gambling, especially on line. Too many gambling sites, site adverts on web pages, just do not fall for it. The Internet is sophisticated and a smart form of business advertising, but please do not place any trust in gambling sites, or in main stream book makers. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Communications section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a star student thought of this essay

3 star(s)

Response to the question

The report is very one sided, as the report does focus on the negatives towards on-line gaming from the user's view. These points are quite good, however there isn't any focus on the website's view. The report states that 'the ...

Read full review

Response to the question

The report is very one sided, as the report does focus on the negatives towards on-line gaming from the user's view. These points are quite good, however there isn't any focus on the website's view. The report states that 'the odds are slim', the report should mention the actual odds from a website on-line. This would allow the student to review the odds, and evaluate them, instead of assuming that there are 'slim' which may not be the case. The report does mention how gambling is managed and run by a person on-line, and the report talks about gambling from the previous form to on-line gaming.

Level of analysis

The report in some area's may be the student's own view, the report should be about any factual information that the student finds using a number of resource's. However in some cases, the report is the students own opinion and this could be false. For high marks, the report would need research to back-up their views.

Quality of writing

The report is OK, however the report is quite informal and it's often as if the student their speaking their opinion rather than an unbiased report. There is a very limited range of key terms used, as the report only mentions a number of very basis terms.

Did you find this review helpful? Join our team of reviewers and help other students learn

Reviewed by danielbeal 18/02/2012

Read less
Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Communications essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    ICT Evaluation of my materials produced for a "Get Moving" health campaign.

    4 star(s)

    It was also recommended that I add an explanation for the user so they know the benefits of following the plan; this should?ve been done already as it is specified on the CAB website. It was also recommended that I add more colours or use more colours in my report

  2. Peer reviewed

    I have been asked to create a catchy, stylish and modern front cover that ...

    4 star(s)

    However the rest of the team may use Adobe Illustrator CS3 if they wish for it is not bad, but not Paint. I am strongly against them using Paint because it has no good use of photo editing software and is altogether childish and simple.

  1. Impact of ICT on Society

    There have been many communication technology developments over the past then years. There has been development in many types of communications including e-mail, mobile communication and other means of communication using the internet like web meetings.

  2. Uses of ICT.

    Disadvantages are that the signal isn't always clear. There are so many stations that there is no longer room for anymore to be made. Satellite, cable and digital; - are different ways of viewing programs. Digital provides a wide range of channels through a 'dish' that is attached to the outside wall of your house.

  1. I will describe a short formal document using order form as one of my ...

    Feature of a website: * These are non-textual information: -Animated gif which is a drawing which can move. -Video which can watch by QuickTime software. * Comments * Scripts * Textual information * Interactive information * Hyperlinks * Forms * Buttons * Text * Background * Logo You can make you own webpage by buying a software like Mr.

  2. ICT Effects

    * It is rare for people to stay in the same job for more than a few years because changes and developments in technology require regular retraining as old jobs disappear and new work opportunities emerge. Who watches the watchers?

  1. Analyse the websites of NHS, Amazon and Greenpeace

    they will need to make sure attachments to their website like videos are not slowing down the server and the running of the website. Greenpeace will also need to check how their webpage is running and how the different sort of media they are using is effecting the server and

  2. Get Up,Get Moving Evaluation of my multimedia promotions of a fitness campaign.

    shades of green, it was recommended that by using more than one colour I could draw people in due to the different colours. I also added more healthy meal choices so people could choose their meal plans and not have to choose the same meals every day because this would

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work