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Negotiate A Beating Before the Betting

Over at one of the best blogs in existence, Todd Seavey explains how a libertarian can go to Vegas without gambling even if he believes consenting adults should be able to do what they like with their cash:

I probably refrained mostly or entirely from gambling, not because Jesus dislikes gambling but because (absent special skill at poker or blackjack), gambling is a losing proposition designed to benefit the house at the expense of people too stupid to understand probability. In other words, reason and an appreciation for math will keep me from temptation (though as a libertarian, I certainly think gambling should be legal for those who want to indulge in it – but then, I also think it should be legal to sign contracts saying your family has the right to beat you senseless if you lose the family fortune at the craps table).

Be sure to read the whole post and explore the site a bit. My own reflections on gambling community living here.

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