42 thoughts on “The problem with video gambling machines

  1. The only problem is you aren't on Bovada!!! You should visit www.Bovada.world for $250 in FREE MONEY when you sign up!

  2. I was very surprised to find that gambling is so restricted in the USA, a country known as an example of freedom. In Spain you can find gambling machines at lots of bars, but they are strictly regulated, for example each of them has a sticker saying how much money does the machine pay back (for example, 85%). Here, game addiction has increased recently, because of an economic crisis we have just left. It's sad to see how popular have became bet houses and casinos, specially in the poorest neighborhoods, where you can see people spending more than they can afford.
    I'm really not sure whether or not the government (of any country)should prohibit this kind of business, restricting it's citizens freedom in order to protect them from their own weakness.

  3. You’ve disabled your comments of some videos to deny your platform as hate speech. This only proves the theory that freedom of speech is a poison, topics that are controversial are enforced on channels like this and similar to it because it is popular at the time and those who oppose are discredited. This restricts all freedom of speech. This proves freedom of speech as a poison to humanity.

  4. Observed pattern: an American outlet criticizes an American institution or official (opinion, room for improvement…) then some ignorant foreigners see it as an opportunity for 'America bad' comments.
    The irony is most of these kids are from some really backward places where you can't even be critical of the government or officials. It's like the case of a poor homeless person laughing at the rich person for only having two mansions.

  5. Living in Illinois, I thought the fact that most bars and restaurants haing video slots was just a normal, nationwide thing. It makes sense that it's a lot herder to find bars that don't have slots compared to Wisconsin

  6. John Oliver profiled a woman who would use her family's grocery money on these machines. She was heartbreaking to watch.

  7. I've been playing slots for a while but recently quit cause I finally won it all back and I have to say digital or reel slots can have the same odds. Digital just has more potential to be fun and addictive so of course that's where everyone goes. Digital slots these days more often play like video games, especially the style of Konami's slots or even slots with progression aspects. Everything about them is intended to be addictive, from the lights and colors used to the gameplay. Add a comfy seat and you'll want to sit there forever and get lost in the game. Wouldn't be surprised if psychologists were involved with the making of some. Everyone I'm sure knows the odds and knows this but they chose to anyways which I'm sure was for more than just a chance at winning, It's a great distraction with more thrills and real money used all the time. Mine it all started with putting a 20 into a flashy machine, hitting some button, and getting lucky then wanting to go back again for multiple reasons. If it was just say walking up to a booth, giving someone the money, and seeing I won anything after I never would have. It was the fun and way it looked that initially drew me in and the comfort of the casino. But everyone has a choice, it should be legal because no one forced you to start in the first place and the chances of hitting a life changing jackpot are extremely slim. 3 years of it and I've only been up $600 at most across more spins and bet ranges than I can recall right now. But all it takes is sitting down at the right time and spinning once, then you have over a thousand instantly plus taxes.

  8. Both traditional and electronic slots are programmed to pay out a set amount per x amount of money. In the UK these are set by law and are often in the 70-90% range. You could easily have a much higher chance of winning on an electronic slot due to these settings. You didnt make that clear at all and seemed to misunderstand how payouts on electronic slots work.

  9. Lots of very misleading and outright incorrect information. Vox video, shocking. Eyeroll 🙄🙄

  10. This is nothing new. it's the equivalent of winning the lottery IF you hit the jackpot. You are better off playing card games against other people such as WAR or Texas Hold'em where the house still gets a cut but you take the other players money if you win the hand. I don't trust anything electronic just because it's so easy to program them to make you lose more times than not. I'd much rather gamble on the stock market as opposed to electronic video gambling machines. Way better odds of getting a return on your investment.

  11. Honestly i live in Australia and i probs have more machines in my town then a whole state over there 😂

  12. The crazy thing about these "video games" is that the only real video game developer who makes them is Konami. IGT (well known for slot machines) dominates the industry. Oddly companies like Activision and electronic arts(even though both are known for a form of gambling in video games called loot boxes) don't make any casino software or games.

  13. So what, precisely, is the problem with video gambling? The video makes a grand claim, vomits trite statistics, then ends on a "maybe". Your thesis is both unfounded and unsupported. This is US Middle School level facile.

  14. I work in the 'worlds largest casino' game in thackerville Oklahoma. Why wasn't Oklahoma lit up?

  15. Gambling is a tax on the poor and uneducated. The poor are desperate, so the allure of a jackpot is extremely tempting. The uneducated don't understand that these games are rigged. If you play for long enough, you will lose money. Politicians need to consider where their gambling revenue is coming from. If you exploit desperation and design games to psychologically manipulate people with addiction problems, you do NOT get a moral pass just because they willingly put their money into the machine.

  16. Fellow Illinois resident here, there are probably50-100 machines in a 10mile radius and I live next to a town with only 200k residents

  17. Slots in vegas spose to have 98% payout. Meaning u play 100$ you should end up with 98$. Except its not. 98% is its lifetime return. So if u play 100$ u could lose it all. Now these video machines in the video. Does not have the same payout rate. So expect to lose. Next. Each machine cost the store over 1k$ per year. Tax to gambling Commission. So expect to lose $ when u play.

  18. People understand how loot boxes in games are scams. (You pay a bunch of money and usually don't get much in return)
    People don't understand how slot machines are scams in real life. (You pay a bunch of money and usually don't get much in return)

  19. Gambling is not video gaming, gambling is a mathematical con where everyone except a rich businessman goes home poorer. Goddamn boomers appropriating my culture, trying to soften the fact they are putting gambling into public places to make people get addicted and spend all their money to pay a "voluntary" government tax. Then call it video games, just disgusting.

  20. Something that scares me is a lot of the same addictive methods for slots are also used in video games and apps. It teaches people especially kids to get addicted first to the digital games and probably increases the chances they can get addicted to e.g. gambling, drugs. I think using them in kids games is like how cigarettes and alcohol used to advertise openly to children.

  21. i live in illinois and the amount of places youll see these machines is actually insane. Almost every gas station, EVERY bar or place that has a bar, and some restaurants have them. Theres even these tiny shack like buildings just for video gambling. Weirdly though, i rarely see anybody go into them.
    Our state is in its own mini-depression and nothing seems to help at this point. its super sad bc its such a beautiful place, or at least it /was./ Businesses that were around since before my parents were born are moving out of state or just crashing and burning completely

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