[Tagging] Pre-proposal: gambling

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 08:41:39 UTC 2013


2013/9/28 Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl>

> I would recommend making a clear distinction between the premises and the
> activity. Lotteries are rarely carried out in shops, but the tickets are
> sold in all manner of establishments with a different primary purpose. And
> whether you can ever call gambling an amenity (for the public good) is open
> to discussion as far as I am concerned.





+1, in Italy (and probably in other places as well) there are for instance
the (in)famous bingo halls, I wouldn't suggest to tag them the same as a
formal casino with dress code, roulette, etc. like the ones in MonteCarlo.
There are also in many countries these establishments with (mostly) slot
machines (similar to arcade halls), there are shops allowing to participate
in (mostly national) lotteries (often tobacco shops, indeed I'd use an
attribute for these, because there are hardly "lottery-only" shops AFAIK),
betting places (e.g. bet and win), bookmakers, ...

IMHO all of these merit a distinct tag.

cheers,
Martin
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