If you could stop all forms of poker from ever being created and played, would you?
No, I am not a robot, I am human and free-will is important to humanity’s relevance. Without free-will our destiny would be pre-determined, we would be nothing more than robots performing programmed tasks.
Free-will is the essence, the creative spark that makes humanity unique and interesting rather than boring.
Take a look at the old Taleban regime that was in Afghanistan they had some very strict rules about social morality. It wasn’t a very nice place; the war America is currently fighting is against that extremist view.
When people are free to be responsible and accountable for their own actions, society often excels, when people are held to strict extreme ideology’s terrible consequences are always the result.
This of course is a shortened general philosophical answer, there are reasons to look for balance between extremes but that is where personal accountability and responsibility makes a difference. A government banning creates criminals and corruption; government acceptance may also create unfair monopolies (Indian Casinos
Individuals who are irresponsible have to feel the accountability; there are winners and losers in all facets of life. Some people are good at running a business some are not they fail at a huge rate all the time. Are their lives and families any less affected when they lose their business due to miss-management as an individual who loses everything being irresponsible at a poker table?
We all are human and subject to free-will, choose wisely, your actions are your own responsibility. You will be held accountable by those whose lives are dependant upon your action or inaction and the consequences thereof.