Harvard prof and online poker advocate
It’s been long thought that the increase accessibility to gambling because of online gambling sites would proportionally increase the amount of gambling related problems. Indeed, that kind of thinking has been the rallying call for anti-online gambling moralists for years. Like remember when hooker banger Eliot Spitzer
Well, in actuality, according to Shaffer, it hasn’t.
In a study he conducted, the percentage of Americans who have a problem with gambling has actually decreased over the last 30 years, even as it’s become more accessible.
As Shaffer points out, the reality is that “an overwhelming majority of gamblers online gamble in a very moderate and mild way.”
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