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Governmental Attitudes Toward Craps and Gambling Shift

craps tableWhile gambling is not a new phenomenon, it is certainly one that has carried a sense of taboo in many cultures. Western nations, such as the United Kingdom and America, have been particularly adverse to certain types of gambling. While card games such as poker and blackjack have been deemed more socially acceptable due to the strategy involved in the game play, other types of games, such as craps, baccarat, and roulette, which are based on chance alone, have remained questionable in morality and low-brow in culture ever since the days of prohibition in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

However it seems that times might be changing for these western regions of the world. As more and more of the funding for important programs have been cut, the revenue generated from gambling has helped pad the budget gaps. This seems to be one large reason that even small; rural (and typically politically conservative) towns are starting to come around to the idea of the allowance of these types of gaming. Many places which have traditionally banned gambling of different types by law are starting to pass bills that are giving way to the pastime.

This type of social change is one that involves many factors. While some believe that it may be due simply to a need for funding taking president over a desire for what some believe to be a “morally clean society,” others believe that this is a sign that the politically conservative sides of western countries might be taking more liberal stances on general social interaction. Whether it’s a sign of a truly changed mind-set or a simple financial resource negotiation, the ending result remains the same: craps players, roulette spinners, and gamblers who love to take a chance are much more likely to find luck in locating an open table in western countries than they were 10 years ago.