Gambling – A Healthy Bet
As a gambling consultancy, it is no surprise that GBGC believes that gambling is not only an enjoyable activity but also one that is good for us. GBGC has long argued that humans are naturally risk takers and, based on our five decades’ experience of running betting shops, that engaging in sports betting helps keep the brain stimulated, as well as being a sociable pastime. Now, it seems, we weren’t entirely wrong in our unscientific opinions.
Dr Patrick Basham and John Luik of the Democracy Institute have published a new book entitled Gambling – A Healthy Bet which proposes the simple argument that “gambling is good for us”. Writing in the March 2011 edition of the IEA’ Economic Affairs they argue “evidence is mounting that the systems of social support and companionship inherent in gambling also contribute to longer, more disease-free, and higher quality life”.
Gambling – A Healthy Bet (2011) Patrick Basham & John Luik
The Social Benefits of Gambling Patrick Basham & John Luik in Economic Affairs (Institute of Economic Affiars, March 2011 p 9-13)