Letters to the Editor

Gambling on mental health

Re: The proposed South Surrey casino.

The fact is, casinos are exploiting the often-debilitating weaknesses of many of its consumers – especially those suffering with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) – almost to the point of appalling callousness.

There is post-secondary psychology literature that states that gamblers purposely, though unconsciously, play and lose money on games of chance and then kick themselves around the proverbial block afterwards just to mentally punish themselves.

Sadly, it’s a form of psychological masochism.

 

Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock

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