Off-Topic: When Did Gambling Become Gaming?

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Whatever spin-doctor thought this one up-the casinos and other gambling related businesses owe him or her alot of money! Just like the guy who thought up the combos at the fast-food joints like McDonalds, Wendy's Burger King, etc...
 
#4
ZZ CREAM said:
How come Sam?
As you said, spin-doctoring. "Gaming" is an easier sell to ma & pa than "Gambling" and are more willing to vote for it (Casinos/Lottos). Throw in that "Gaming revenue" is for the "children" then it's a slam dunk.
 
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Sam Odom said:
As you said, spin-doctoring. "Gaming" is an easier sell to ma & pa than "Gambling" and are more willing to vote for it (Casinos/Lottos). Throw in that "Gaming revenue" is for the "children" then it's a slam dunk.
Gaming sounds like kids' games,Chutes and Ladders, CandyLand, etc... Gambling is for real money, craps,poker, etc... Thanks Sam.
 
#6
Actually, Frank Fahrenkopf of the American Gaming Association (read: Lobbyist group) helped coin the phrase for that exact reason. To make it sound less sinister for ballot issues.

That is, if you were looking for the serious answer.:+thumbs-2
 
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GreenDoberman said:
Actually, Frank Fahrenkopf of the American Gaming Association (read: Lobbyist group) helped coin the phrase for that exact reason. To make it sound less sinister for ballot issues.

That is, if you were looking for the serious answer.:+thumbs-2
I always thought that was the reason, but why would people just go along with them like sheep? Gaming, that just pisses me off to hear.
 
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