Casino stereotypes are a common thing exploited in movies, music, blogs, forums, etc. People censor the activity of online gambling because it is gambling for starters and because of the fact that online means something you cannot touch. Your money goes from your credit card to the internet, a space where you cannot physically see it or touch it. It is just numbers on a screen and for some this concept is terribly scary so they prefer to play cards at home, or poker with their buddies or simply take up some other hobbies that do not involve betting of any kind.
There is nothing wrong with betting, whether it is off or online, if you know how to carry yourself. There is always the stereotype that a gambler is a person who is fat or overweight because of inactivity as a result of spending all the time sitting in front of a computer or sitting at a casino slot machine. There is also the stereotype that a gambler is a person with less than ideal social skills, perhaps society’s rejects that turn to gambling in order to quench their thirst for human contact but while doing so from afar. Some others think it is an ego boost: if you have to know people who play casino games like blackjack or poker you’ll know they may not be precisely the most humble human beings, but then again, who is?
The cliche also makes sure to place gamblers at a level of irresponsibility, as if they would head to play online blackjack and spend all their rent or college tuition money at once in a night of partying and decadence. Not all people who enjoy online gaming or the possibility to play casino games are degenerate gamblers. These are usually very responsible, smart, organized people who know how to budget their time and money efficiently so that they cannot only work and keep their finances safe but can also have fun without having to lose their head for it. Fear and Loathing in La’s Vegas as well as the other movie named Leaving La’s Vegas are two of Hollywood’s depressing portrayal of gamblers. This is most certainly not the way to play people who enjoy gaming as it is far from the truth for the biggest percentage of players who are usually nice charming people with their lives in control.
Only those who have never gambled can be quick to judge or censor these type of activities without any type of basis other than the fact that ‘they heard it was wrong’ or ‘religion goes against it’.