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Is working in the gaming/gambling industry being frowned upon?

The money is 20% higher than what i get from non gaming. But there is a social stigma against it innit?
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I believe that most forms of gambling is inherently exploitative because it is very much designed to be addictive.

I would suggest spending some time with addicts, if you still feel okay about partaking in the industry fine, but know the trail of destruction it leaves in it’s wake.
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Yes, if the gaming (re: not gambling) industry has use for a medical doctor, I am all ears!
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No, because I'm simply not interested
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Yes, if the gaming industry has use for a medical doctor, I am all ears!
The NHS already runs it’s own postcode lottery.
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I think most people would associate the term "gaming industry" with the videogames development sector, not the gambling industry...
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Not really, no, I'd feel a bit unethical.

I've long said if I wanted to beat the bookies I'd need to just have less human standards and buy shares in them, but I don't think I could look people in the face.
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(Original post by HucktheForde)
Is working in the gaming/gambling industry being frowned upon?

The money is 20% higher than what i get from non gaming. But there is a social stigma against it innit?
There may be a section of the population that attach a stigma to it but in general I'd suggest it doesn't.
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Not really, no, I'd feel a bit unethical.

I've long said if I wanted to beat the bookies I'd need to just have less human standards and buy shares in them, but I don't think I could look people in the face.
Yeah basically I think it's exploitation... but that being said I think I'd feel a lot happier about working for premium bonds or the national lottery than online casinos (or worse) but I suppose it's all fundamentally the same thing.

FWIW Gambling's kinda merging with video gaming through the loot box mechanisms developers are rolling out... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00...pisodes/player
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Yeah basically I think it's exploitation... but that being said I think I'd feel a lot happier about working for premium bonds or the national lottery than online casinos (or worse) but I suppose it's all fundamentally the same thing.

FWIW Gambling's kinda merging with video gaming through the loot box mechanisms developers are rolling out... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00...pisodes/player
True, I think I've always seen it as a scale. Like the croupier, or casino cage worker or person bringing my drink simply aren't as accountable overall in my eyes as the owners and marketing/money people. The ones who literally sit down every day to work out better ways to get every last £ out of people. Ditto I don't see Barstaff in the same way as a marketing team trying to push 1'000'000 units of strong white cider in deprived postcodes.to meet shareholder dividends and a bonus.

I get what you mean about Loot Boxes and such, but tbh that's long been there, right down to kids collecting stickers for football albums and goody bags with sweets. :/
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Yes.
My late uncle was obsessed with gambling & las vegas; made a lot of money and had a lot of fun working in the gambling industry.
I've always love casinos, private gambling establishments for members and amusement arcades for children.
Although, I would go out of my way to avoid high street bookies and illegal elements.
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I think most people would associate the term "gaming industry" with the videogames development sector, not the gambling industry...
trust me gaming also means gambling. At least thats what they call themselves. Its a political correct term invented to remove the stigma.
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(Original post by HucktheForde)
trust me gaming also means gambling. At least thats what they call themselves. Its a political correct term invented to remove the stigma.
I've never heard that being used. Everybody thinks gaming industry when you use the word gaming. I would work in the gaming industry but not in the gambling one...
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(Original post by HucktheForde)
trust me gaming also means gambling. At least thats what they call themselves. Its a political correct term invented to remove the stigma.
Remove the stigma from who- the ‘gaming companies’ or the gamblers?

Personally I would consider people who gamble excessively to be victims and those that gamble frequently to be bloody lucky. I am not sure if there is much stigma around gambling however I know that there a lot of people who are quiet naive to its dangers and there are also people who are very clued up about it.
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your local supermarket is part of the gambling industry :yep:
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I've never heard that being used. Everybody thinks gaming industry when you use the word gaming. I would work in the gaming industry but not in the gambling one...
why tho?
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Yeah, sure, **** it why not? Lots of people go to work for pharmaceutical companies which could and do get accused of expoiting the end user, and they don't feel any shame so.
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No. I don't want to earn money from other people's additions.
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Is working in the gaming/gambling industry being frowned upon?

The money is 20% higher than what i get from non gaming. But there is a social stigma against it innit?
Yes. I have no problem working in these industries. The same goes for defence/weapons, oil etc.

If the pay is right and it's not illegal, then I am happy to consider.
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(Original post by HucktheForde)
why tho?
Would rather not make money from other people's addictions.
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