Isn't it gambling if you use money

United States
January 12, 2007 8:03pm CST
isn't it gambling if you use money to play games on the internet even it they insunuate that the games are a game of skill? and should this be allowed if children can access these games?
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@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
Any form of betting which includes money or things in exchange of profit is gambling. playing games online usually involves bets. i dont see anything wrong with these sort of games so long as it is done in moderation and only for fun. if a persons is already addicted to this and betting has become a habit, its not good at all. there is no difference with it from the gambling in the real world.
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Yes it is gambling as the person above explained. I don't think kids should be allowed access to this. I don't even really like when I see kids and their parents betting. Like when I hear a parent say "i'll bet you one chore if i am right". Growing up I never bet, and I still don't. I always say I'm not betting on the off-chance I'm wrong. I do not enjoy money-games b/c I feel bad when I lose even a few dollars, so I think it's best not to teach kids to bet or gamble and hopefully they won't be into it as an adult.
• United States
29 Jan 07
That is a rather narrow point of view, but I appreciate your comment anyway. I bet you would like to make money on this site and that is why you responded to my discussion.