A recent study conducted by a online casino site examined Instagram posts written by users from all over the world to see what the Millennial Generation think and feel about the topic of gambling, and the results were clear: the individuals of today feel gambling in a positive light.
The company probed deeper into what the millennials think and feel through Instagram via the hashtags associated w[...] Read more » Study Shows Most Instagram Users Feel Gambling in a Positive Light
Joined: May '08
Age: 34 (M)
well yeah- what there not to like about gambling? free money, free booze, endless entertainment, prestige etc. all this comes with endless gambling from the age of 6+ if you start young, you get enough experience to figure out a system that is 100% sure, and then just keep on piling cash into your pockets and live a lavish life. what there not to like about gambling?
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
Ok. So i am seating to wonder how a person can feel something in a positive light. This is not a term I have heard of before and wonder whether the people who did the research or wrote the report, need to see the light and learn a little about grammar. The saying is 'see something in a positive Light'.
Joined: Jan '10
Age: 56 (M)
Yap, absolutely need further explanation what is mean of 'feel gambling in positive light. words of FEEL is not properly opinion of result of study ! At report be said 'thought' ! so why conclusion is 'feel' ? Anyway, it's good there is someone did study about gambling
Joined: Oct '08
Age: 44 (M)
Posted by damosk: Ok. So i am seating to wonder how a person can feel something in a positive light. Light'.
i was thinking the same. but i have to say tho, it "feels" great to play online poker again, after 3 years of abstinence. even when i was more active it felt good.. gambling is fun if you can afford it and dont lose your money/house. they probably mean: today gambling stands in a better light than 30 years ago, as the mafia was more involved in gambling as nowadays? who knows..
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Statistics can be manipulated to support anything so it's no surprise that an online casino finds that gambling is positive for most young people. If you're young and you gamble a lot you want to be reassured that it's normal, that it's the trendy thing to be doing, that the industry is doing well and you're not the only chump that's burning your wages. So this "study" is going to appear anywhere where the casino users can see it.
I'm not saying it's not true though. You can tell by the way it's marketed on television and social media that the main target customer base is young, maybe even specifically students, and it's very effective. Slightly concerning is that whilst when I was young it was very much poker and skill games that were on trend, now it seems to be casino, bingo and slots that are most popular.
Also huge surprise that gambling is most "positive" in affluent non-muslim countries.