Casino: An Atrocious Poison in Bangladesh

Nazmus Sakib

21 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

In Bangladesh, all of a sudden, a word is burgeoning from its root – CASINO and the media of the country are racing towards it. It’s more thought-provoking that the media aware of every household chore of this country but this billion-dollar gamble couldn’t grab the attention of any kind of media of this nation. Furthermore, the excitement raises its bar when we found that the number of casinos in this developing country is far more than Australia and Singapore it was expanding vigorously.

Gambling is the central focus of this business which is not a contemporary situation. Long ago people played gamble through “Kori”. In 1980-90th century, before the uses of mobile and computer, the crowd played this game in hat-bazaar or any of festival. Even it creates its place called “Jua Lottery”. People lose all of their revenue and everything by the name of this entertainment. Still, they continue this game because its intoxication and the effect is not less than drinking alcohol.

There’re lots of movies based on gambling where we witnessed about mortgaging wife as a consequence of this game. One gambler who makes it a profession and establishes it as a livelihood; they find brutal amazement by losing the last penny. When this gamble is modernised, spread its root in the developed areas or take place online then it is converted into casino. The history of Casino can be a recent concept in Bangladesh but its foundation is entrenched long ago.

 Playing cards may have been dreamt up during the Tang dynasty around the 9th century AD. Modern-day playing cards are congregated into three extensive categories centred on the suits they use: French, Latin, and Germanic. Latin suits are used in the diligently correlated Spanish and Italian set-ups. The Swiss-German suits are distinct adequate to merit their subcategory. Excluding jokers and tarot trumps, the French 52-card deck sanctuaries the number of cards in the original Mamluk deck, while Latin and Germanic decks average scarcer. Cassino, also known as casino, is an Italian fishing card game for two, three, four, or even theoretically five players. It is the only one to have penetrated the English-speaking world. First chronicled in 1797, it appears to have been heavily elaborated in 19th-century American drill. It is mostly played by two with an ordinary deck of playing cards which is very similar to and probably inclined from the Italian game Scopa.

A casino is a facility for certain types of gambling and built near or combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships, and other tourist attractions. Some casinos are also known for hosting live entertainment, such as stand-up comedy, concerts, and sports. Clients gamble by playing games of chance, in some cases with an element of skill, such as craps, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and video poker. Most games have mathematically determined odds that ensure the house has at all times an advantage over the players. In games such as poker where players play against each other, the house takes a commission called the rake. Casinos sometimes give out complimentary items or comps to gamblers. In Bangladesh this industry was in hidden places and ran for several years with its beautiful mind of gambling.

In this field of the socio-economic century, playing cards in club or family functions is an ordinary thing. And, no one considers it a bad influence of anything. When we’re at our teenage age—early 90’s, we saw that our father, uncle, and friends playing various types of card games. Then we came into the adolescent period of our time when we observe its presence in society’s clubs and other functional areas. Sometimes it worked for some amount of capital which can be called “Jua” though the amount was not that big or creates the attention of a whole country. Someday it played with the playable materials, foods or relative items.

Periodically, the effect of the game starts showing its detrimental sides when the youth society broadens their boundary from taking cigarettes to alcohol and drug. From then some part of this young society starts decomposing exponentially.  And, for drugs, they start to adopt this game. Hence, the number of incidents like snatching, plundering etc. increased indiscriminately. They don’t even think the second time to do these types of barbarous tasks. In such a time, the adjacent clubs around and including Dhaka start to play with their daily earning after the dawn. The administration observed it but it couldn’t be discernible that it transforms into a cancer in this society. And, it takes no time to expand its root because a “mohol” of internal and foreign countries started to engage them in this activity because people can get an unbelievable amount of money in less time without any hard work. Casino worked like a money-making machine. We discover from some the recent newspaper that a bunch of businessmen was forced to take part in this game. 

Investigating a gigantic crime, we discover that it’s a summation of small felonies which means it takes huge time for a crime to come into existence. People around the country convert corruption into this casino gambling and conducted at some hidden places. Maybe they plotted some powerful persons in some different perspectives but secretly they managed it. For accomplishing these activities, they hire people from outside the countries, bought illegal alcohol and at some places invested in models to increase their atrocious business.

With the zero-tolerance principle of government, now they get caught and the dangerous background comes into existence. This is definitely the biggest success of this government. However, capturing 2-3 miscreants can’t stop this gambling; the government has to take proper steps to stop this from the root. The government has to increase the activities of the monitoring cell. Nothing is impossible for the government.

Parents should play the most important role to raise the child in a positive demeanour because the responsibility is much higher for the parents to look up their children rather than the government. Parents should remain aware all the time from teenage to adolescents and then adult stage and teach them how to be good humans. Let’s be aware, we should not extend the fascination over this Casino rather than enhance our moral values. Your future is in your hands; so don’t take a step that will wipe out your future in a spark.


The writer is an Assistant

Professor, Dept. of Computer

Science and Engineering,

Ahsanullah University of Science

and Technology