Gambling conversation questions

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  • Do you ever gamble for money? Do you enjoy it? Why/why not?
  • Do you ever buy lottery tickets? Do you expect to win? Have you ever won anything? Do you consider the lottery different to other forms of gambling?
  • How many different types of gambling can you think of?
  • Describe a game you especially like, how do you play?
  • Should lotteries give out lots of smaller prizes or one or two really big prizes?
  • Do you ever play slot machinesAmE or fruit machinesBrE (one-armed bandits)? Explain how they work.
  • Have you ever been to a horse race or a dog race? Did you make any bets?
  • Is gambling a social problem? If so, what can be done about it?
  • What forms of gambling are legal and illegal where you live? Would you like to change the rules?
  • What do you know about on-line gambling?
  • Is it possible, or advisable, to restrict gambling on the Internet?
  • Are there any betting shops (locations where you go to place a bet) in your locality? What is your opinion of such places? Should they be allowed or not?
  • Is there a difference between buying shares in the stock exchange and playing bingo?


  • Have you ever been to a casino? Describe the experience.
  • Would you like to have a casino in your town? What would be the advantages and disadvantages?
  • Should casinos open 24 hours a day?
  • Should casino winnings be unlimited? Why/why not?
  • If a super-casino were to be built in your home town, how would you react?
  • Can online casino guides help player to win?

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