I can understand the need to use scare tactics for certain issues, but underage gambling?
The state of Washington sure thinks so, and has decided to combat this â€˜problemâ€™ with a site called NotAGame.org; designed to alert parents of the dangers of youth gambling.
The only problem is, I think they got the direction of their facts wrong.
Instead of â€œIf your kids gamble, they are 3 times more likely to be in a gang fight.â€ I think itâ€™s a bit more accurate to say, â€œIf your kids are in a gang fight, itâ€™s 3 times more likely that they gamble.â€
Itâ€™s not that Iâ€™m pro youth gambling or anything. Itâ€™s just that sometimes I wonder what the motivation behind a campaign like this is exactly.