The Secret Benefits Of Gambling That The Feds Aren't Telling You

Curated by

What taboo has been proven to make people more sociable and charitable and help fight Alzheimer's disease?


Although I am obviously biased as a poker player myself, watch what happens when an author, an anchor, and a former poker player discuss the benefits behind America's widely-practiced, yet legislatively taboo, pastime:

(0:49) Let's ask a bunch of random people if we should legalize gambling!

(1:18) Did you say gambling is a healthy choice?

(2:45) So they say gambling's immoral, huh?

(3:40) Watch this smart lady put gambling in context with other so-called societal ills.

(4:30) While we're banning addictive online stuff, what else can we ban?

(5:40) This is how not to legislate gambling.

(6:50) The U.S. government did a study on gamblers versus non-gamblers. Guess what they found?

(8:10) Professional sports leagues sue to save sports' integrity. I wish I were joking.

(9:08) Since social gambling is illegal in over half the United States, let's go interview some social gamblers!

(10:02) Just leave gamblers alone, (The) Man.

(10:40) If you've ever played the lottery, you might be a gambler.

(11:30) Do you want Uncle Sam in the gambling business?

Next bit of Upworthiness:

Flash Video Embed

This video is not supported by your device. Continue browsing to find other stuff you'll love!

Hi there, internet friend. We need to talk. You're using a painfully old web browser, and frankly, it's getting a little weird. It's not safe, and we want the best for you. We think it's time to upgrade.

Download Google Chrome, and try it for a week. Don't think about it, just do it. You'll thank us later.