A more accurate term Is a "stupidity tax."Sometimes I fantasize that the only organizations allowed to run commercial gambling........ would be public schools. That way gambling addicts could, at least, give back a little bit of the moneys they take from their families.
Of course this would be a bad idea in reality. It would just encourage back-alley gambling which would inevitably be run by criminals. Then there are the state-run lotteries that just seem to pay off bonds for government projects.