Online Gambling and Ethics Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Online Gambling and Ethics
This paper considers the moral and ethical issues involved in online gambling.
# 110080 | 3,092 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 15, 2008 in Computer and Technology (Internet) , Sociology (General) , Law (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper explains the problems associated with online gambling and examines the legislation of various states that have attempted to limit or eliminate Internet gaming. The paper explores the ethical theories of Bentham, Mill and Kant and shows how although online gambling might be justified on the basis of the utilitarianism of Bentham, it is certainly not justified by the utilitarianism of Mill and Kant's categorical imperative. The paper contends that there must be some action to outlaw online gambling in order to benefit society and protect those most vulnerable.

Legal Situation
Ethical Considerations
Social Responsibility

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andrle, J.D. (2004). A Winning Hand: A Proposal for an International Regulatory Schema with Respect to the Growing Online Gambling Dilemma in the United States. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Volume 37, Issue 5, 1389.
  • Barker, T. & Britz, M. (2000). Jokers Wild: Legalized Gambling in the Twenty-First Century. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.
  • Bersoff, D.N. (1993). The Relation Between Ethical Codes and Moral Principles. Ethics & Behavior 3(3), 345-357.
  • Darwall, S. (1998). Philosophical Ethics. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
  • Kant, I. (1977). The Philosophy of Kant. New York: Random House.

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APA Format

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