Gambling conversation questions
- 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?