this is known in simple terms as a game.
a game played by governments on citizens.
a game called taxation.
exploit the weak and unorganised and uninformed for fun and profit.
the last think a governement wants to do is to deter gamblers from frequenting thier facilities......especially "problem" gamblers.
but, we do it to ourselves. we aren`t strong and organised enough to stop such activities from occuring......either as individuals or in groups.
so, the government preys on it`s citizenry.
but after all, how else does government survive?