We hold the opinion that gambling can be an excellent pastime when done responsibly. A big part of our motivation for creating this website wasn’t just to help our readers enjoy their gambling experience, but to help them enjoy it in a responsible manner. We firmly believe that by educating our readers with accurate information and advice on a wide range of gambling related topics, we can (and do) help them to do exactly that.
We also believe in the importance of education in a broader sense, not just in terms of gambling. A good education can change a life for the better in many ways, not least by providing opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. We feel, as a successful American company, that we have a responsibility to contribute in some small way to the education of young Americans. This is why we operate our $1,000 annual scholarship for math students.
We decided to make our GamblingSites.com scholarship available specifically to math students for two reasons. First, we wanted it to be linked in some way to what we do, and math plays a fundamental role in all aspects of gambling. Some of the most successful gamblers of all time have been great mathematicians, and a solid understanding of math is a requirement for many careers in the gambling industry.
Second, we recognize that math plays an important role in life in general. You don’t need to be a math genius to get through life of course, but a good understanding of math is always useful for anyone. A lot of the decisions we make on a daily basis involve some kind of math: working out how much we can spend on grocery shopping for example, or calculating whether we have enough gas in the tank to reach our destination.
It’s this last point, about using math in our decision making process, that we chose to make as the basis for our scholarship. The Making Decision with Math Scholarship will be awarded annually to the individual who writes the best essay on how math is, or can be, used to make decisions.