When taking on any type of venture whether it be business or simply playing games one will come across two type of situations. You will either get very lucky or you will possess some sort of skill that will ensure that you are a winner no matter what you are taking part in.
Skill is something that is learned. Most people have to work hard at it. There are some people who can simply succeed at what they want to do without much trouble. They are born winners in their desired field. Take poker, for example. Most people may find that they have some beginner’s luck when they first begin to play. Then this luck runs out and they realize that they really need to learn some skills so that they can know what they are doing.
Although most gambling requires that the player understand that most winnings occur on a random basis, there is a lot of skill to learn when it comes to playing poker. It is the main reason that some casinos want online poker legalized. This is also true for Sic Bo and Craps. It is true that a player cannot control where the dice are going to fall but they can learn as much about the games as possible to guess what to bet and where so that they can get the most out of these rolls.
Randomness in gambling, especially on the Internet, is prominent at the slot machines. There is absolutely no way to determine where the reels are going to land. It is purely luck. There are some folks who have their little tricks to betting and are very successful. But even though they seem to win all the time, there is no controlling the machine.
Gambling online, or more importantly winning online, is purely left to fate. Even if you know all the strategies and possess all the skill to come out a winner, lady luck will have to encompass you in order for you to see the fruits of your labor.
It is a well known fact that gambling online in the United States is illegal. Everyone knows this but there is one thing that has been happening for years that contradicts this fact. It is becoming more popular to purchase state lottery tickets online. In fact, millions of people buy their state lottery tickets in this manner. Not only are people in the United States playing the lottery via the Internet but there are some websites that will allow people to purchase any of the state lotteries they have listed no matter what state they live in.
The concept is simple with this form of gambling on the Internet. A player will purchase the tickets and they website owner will charge them a “handling fee” for holding onto the ticket and checking it for them. This is actually a brilliant idea but many wonder how it is possible since gambling online in the United States is illegal. If someone wins the jackpot of the lottery they must travel to the state where the lottery is held to claim their prize. This is because it is illegal to send lottery tickets to someone via the US Postal Service or by any other mailing service. This might seem a little bit of an inconvenience to some players but when there are millions of dollars at stake a nice long road trip would be fun and enjoyable.
In the end it really all depends on who is profiting from these lotteries. It would appear that if state governments are the recipients of the lottery profits and proceeds then gambling online must be ok, even though it is illegal for everyone else. Online gambling is online gambling no matter who is putting it on and if playing poker online is illegal then the question of state lotteries being played online comes to the forefront in the minds of most clearly thinking people.
Yes, regulations must play a part in why online lotteries are ok to run but casinos are not but do they? And even land-bases casinos are having a hard time these days. If you're interested, read this article about the Foxborough casino fight that has been going on for some time now. But as far as online gambling goes, it would seem that it would all be illegal according to the laws that were written and passed, not only during the Bush administration but way back in 1961. It all boils down to control and the fact that it is ok for governments to break their own laws should it benefit their pockets. Of course the state lotteries have always been said to provide much needed funds for the nation’s schools, but the reality is that there has never been any proof of that. In fact, all we hear is that the schools are so short in funding that they have to fire more and more teachers every day.
Playing the lottery can be very convenient and can open up more markets for those that love to play. Governments should consider the fact that this is gambling and that maybe online casino establishments should be allowed to operate in the United States, after all it would mean more jobs and more money that could be spent on lottery tickets.