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 of us like activites that let us enjoy the outdoors.
But there are people that have become a victim of the addiction of VLTs (video lottery terminals). They will sit for hours feeding money into these machines, and for a long time may not realize that their ‘hobby’ has become a real problem.
It’s great that everyone have a hobby, most content people in life do. A person’s recreational activity shouldn’t be one that hurts the emotional or financial well-being of their family. Playing the VLTs or playing poker could have begin as a pasttime for some people, but it begin to control their life as they got more addicted.
In the long run many people that started gambling as a hobby have found the awful outcome. They have had their family 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.
VLTs and gambling are like a drug for some people. 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.
It’s no secret that our economy is in rough shape. With so many hobbies to pick from and things to do outdoors, I can’t see why people would want to lose money they could just keep for themselves. Don’t let a simple hobby like playing a VLT machine or sitting in on a poker game ruin your life.