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August 28, 2016, 06:26:25 AM
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I would say that any "investment" is a form of "gambling"... as all investments carry with them an element of risk, but there is no way that "gambling" is necessarily an investment. Similar to the "All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares" argument.

And I wouldn't necessarily define gambling as a game either. Some people treat it like a business (Bookies etc) and some people treat it as an income (professional gamblers)... about the only ones treating it as a game are those having a bit of fun and doing some casual betting for some entertainment.

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August 28, 2016, 06:33:21 AM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy
It's because gambling has different types from card games like poker to slots but there's money on the line. If you look at gambling that way others don't because they take the risk of winning big or losing everything. Investment and Gambling share the same thing called risk so others use this term instead of gambling.

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August 28, 2016, 06:35:16 AM
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Gambling in the casino as it is a game. I think all gambling is a game because we have to play it in advance and wait for luck we will win or lose. If we mention gambling is investment money was not appropriate because the investment if we had experts will certainly continue to benefit but in fact even though we are experts gamble if not our luck, we can not win it.

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August 28, 2016, 06:52:56 AM
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Gambling in the casino as it is a game. I think all gambling is a game because we have to play it in advance and wait for luck we will win or lose. If we mention gambling is investment money was not appropriate because the investment if we had experts will certainly continue to benefit but in fact even though we are experts gamble if not our luck, we can not win it.

Very nice explanation. But to summarize it, gambling is a game cause the activity involve in gambling is a game. They just involved money the and that's what we called a game.
I think the interpretation of OP to the game is just for fun.. but seriously it is more fun when they are something precious to you is involved because of thrill. Hahaha

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August 28, 2016, 07:00:23 AM
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Gambling is not investment at all near me and why it is called game because it is about taking risk of money on different things. Gambling is a set of games but where money involves this way as general we say it game. Gambling can be on anything it is not strictly related to money only. This is what I understand the meaning of gambling as game.
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August 28, 2016, 08:36:47 PM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy

Games are fun and they want you to have fun. Casinos want you to feel gambling is fun and games. So that you "play" more but really just fuel their profits. So they make it feel as much of a game as they can.
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August 28, 2016, 08:55:32 PM
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Lol another one of those threads.
Allright, let's do a quick google!

Gambling definition:
1. play games of chance for money; bet.
2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result.

Investment definition:
1. the action or process of investing money for profit or material result

Game definition:
1. a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck.
2. a type of activity or business, especially when regarded as a game.


Good definitions, however,
I think that gambling can be called a game for sure, as it is an activity. While it is a risky game, it is still a game.
However, I don't think gambling can be called an investment in the slightest, as you aren't "investing" your money per se. You could regard it as one, but it would be foolish.

To simplify:

Game:      For fun, Entertainment

Gambling:   For fun, Entertainment WITH risks and/or money involved

Investment: Placing your money somewhere in hopes of future gain. (The fun and entertainment lies in whether you make a profit)



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August 31, 2016, 04:02:34 AM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy
In my opinion if you play gambling, it is called game but if you have own website gambling and take the fees from there, it is called investments and i think depend on to us. Because on gambling there are choice what will we doing.
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August 31, 2016, 05:43:06 AM
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To simplify:

Game:      For fun, Entertainment

Gambling:   For fun, Entertainment WITH risks and/or money involved

Investment: Placing your money somewhere in hopes of future gain. (The fun and entertainment lies in whether you make a profit)



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Well this is the simplest definition about gambling, game and investment at all. As long as there is a monetary value involved in a game.

That is already gambling game and even in sports if there is already a money involved that is going to be a sports gambling.
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August 31, 2016, 05:56:09 AM
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it is all marketing. It sounds better to say play this game bla bla

Gambling has a negative reputation behind it. Plus if your wife walks in and
says what are you doing? playing a game or gambling a bunch of money,
which sounds better?

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August 31, 2016, 07:00:05 AM
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it is all marketing. It sounds better to say play this game bla bla

Gambling has a negative reputation behind it. Plus if your wife walks in and
says what are you doing? playing a game or gambling a bunch of money,
which sounds better?

Yeah gambling really made the lives of the gamblers have negative impact as most of the result of it made our lives miserable and wrecked. That is why when we are going to say the word gamble or gambling it comes to the mind of the people that you are playing only a game with money involved to the game.



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August 31, 2016, 07:44:10 AM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy

i think it still called a game because we play games with money involve and if we are win, then we safe the money, but if we are lose, then we lose our money. its not investment, in investment, we deposit our money and just wait with no acting with that money, we make other activities while our money grow with our investment.

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"Responsible gaming" page can be seen in casino sites to instead "Responsible gambling". Game is to lure players to come and play.   Wink

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August 31, 2016, 10:01:59 AM
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Gamble needs to be played in able to win the prize. While investments is like you lend money to a company and the company will make it grow. Theres a difference between this two but they're both risky. Gambling is made for entertainment purpose and investment is the purchased goods and hoping this will gain some profit in the future.

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August 31, 2016, 10:32:15 AM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy

I will want to disagree that its spending money on nothing because its spending money for a return which involves risks that the outcome may or may not be favourable. So its not totally for nothing...
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August 31, 2016, 10:46:07 AM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy

people call it a game because it is a game and spending money on it doesn't change it. the same way you go to an amusement park and spend money on the games. but the difference here in gambling is that you have a chance of winning some of that money back and even make a profit.
also it can not be an investment because it is risky and you can't manage it in a way that you always win.

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August 31, 2016, 11:04:10 AM
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All gambling have very interesting games and people have different choices, where we put our money on risk that is pure form of gambling and all people will do agree with this, this is really confusing when we spend money just to lose it doesn't make any sense.
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August 31, 2016, 11:07:15 AM
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They call gambling a game because you nee to place money on some game that can be from casino or sports game. Whenever you gamble on anything you need to do something i.e you say red card will appear on road yes or no. It is also a form of game this is why gambling is considered a game.
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August 31, 2016, 11:13:45 AM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy

They call it a game because while you are putting your money at stake in it you also get a fun from it,

And try to think about what a gambling looks like, it is a game, poker is a game, race is a game, sports is a game, right,
Sor how come that it will become investment at all.

Yeah you are investing money in it but still it is a game.
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August 31, 2016, 11:16:46 AM
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I am very confuse about what they call the gambling a game >.< its about spending money on nothing then why is it called a game? why don't call it money investment? kindly explain please? Thank you Cheesy

i think it still called a game because we play games with money involve and if we are win, then we safe the money, but if we are lose, then we lose our money. its not investment, in investment, we deposit our money and just wait with no acting with that money, we make other activities while our money grow with our investment.

We call it Game because we just play it and have fun. We call it gambling because we also have some fun but we should invest money to it . I guess they call it game because they dont care about moneyy its just a game a entertainment to them and we as a gambler i call it gambling because of risk! Also having some fun while playing and earning Cheesy


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