Gambling away perspective? A review of the evidence justifying electronic gaming regulations
There is no dispute that some people bet beyond their reasonable means when gambling. But this doesn't necessarily justify government intervention, in and of itself.
The extent to which governments regulate to protect citizens from themselves and remove risk from the lives of individuals is growing. These developments are not constructive and are creating a ‘nanny state' absolving individuals of responsibility.
Any policy measure must be based on sound evidence of both a problem and the efficacy of the policy.