Gambling has long been considered a vice to society, and, rightly so. The idea that you can go out and win yourself a small fortune is a seductive one. Yet as the old saying goes, ‚ÄúThere is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.‚ÄĚ Indeed, gambling is not an art, it is a science. Odds are formulated to always favor the house, so anyone who bets for long enough will always return home a loser.
Today gambling seems more a part of our society than ever before. Whereas betting used to be confined to the racetrack and casino, usually on weekends, it is now everywhere and accessible at all times of the day. Nowhere is this more visible than in your local betting shop, which has become the most visible form of gambling today.