Australia is one of the countries whose people have been engrossed to games of chance like poker and roulette, and it is not surprising that the Australian government began making more stringent policies against such activities, taking into account the number of people getting hooked to gambling. The social and economic issues in the country have been partly blamed to these games which the media has portrayed as addictive and non-prolific, and they have included in their list games like roulette. In a short time after all the controversies fired up by media, disapproval of noted gambling games was in effect after public promotions and ads for betting sites were given much attention.
Although it is not necessarily taught or mandated, promoters of casino games and all the kinds of games of chance done online or at brick and mortar venues never implied that these are suitable for adults with a strong tendency to gambling addiction. The negative reactions surfaced after a recent peak of the casino gambling population that reached an 80% high coupled with a conjecture that such activities may have blatant effects on kids. It so happens that many people who are already engrossed in poker were already having an unresolved addiction. According to James Packer (son of the late Kerry packer, a media mogul) gambling and online casinos are wrongly considered by the media, hastily regarded as a bad influence.
Nevertheless, regardless of the efforts of the government to eradicate gambling, it is still hard to do away with poker sites in Australia because these, along with any other casino game, draw much revenue to the government. It is incontrovertible that gaming sites are not only proliferating in the land down under but they are also hauling more revenue than any other industry in the country.
With the application of the state of the art gaming technology utilized by casinos, they have become more capable of having more players on their sites, and more players mean increase in income and increase in their taxes, making them soar to become an important industrial or commercial sector of the nation.
Play with no qualms
One of the most important concerns now in Australia is the rising number of problematic gamblers lately with the growing number of gamblers overall. According to the productivity commission, 15% of the total gambler population are said to be troublesome and this group of people pose concern in casinos because of their delinquent behavior. Such trouble-makers risk about 12 billion dollars each year, an amount that may be lost in every year that these notorious players are present in poker houses. It does not need to be mentioned that such players cause enough concern for the rest of the gamers.
The truth need not be told—poker has the potential to be addictive and people have the potential to be addicted to it, but it is all a matter of control. The matter with some players is that they play as though it is their last day to play. You should understand that there are days when you keep losing and you are compelled to play more in the earnest hope to switch your luck. But you can really play without losing much by controlling your compulsion.