Any form of betting is very exciting and can give you the natural high especially when you start winning. When you feel the adrenalin of having won money, that is when you get hook and start betting heavily. Too much betting can make you lose your family, friends, money and employment.What makes one gamble? Why is it so attractive that people are hooked on it? Is there an explanation for this kind of addiction? There is no basis that gambling addiction is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain that tells you to bet excessively. What are the reasons why people gamble too much?Most people go to casinos, play the slot machines, or engage in black jack or lotto because they consider it as fun and stress relieving activity. However this becomes a regular activity because of the thrill individuals get when they start winning money.And when they lose money they will think of getting it back by placing more bets. This is where the fun ends and becomes a serious addiction as you or your loved ones wage bigger and put their money at risk.One may be led into gambling excessively because of the emotional problems he/she have. Gambling becomes a scapegoat for them, a kind of activity that will not entail them to dwell so much on what is going in their lives.The emotional ordeal that one has is enough to let someone seek some kind of enjoyment to get rid of the pain and stress. There are other ways that can take your mind off your worries. You need to face your problems squarely and rationally. The power lies within you to overcome gambling before it can be disastrous for you and your family.Once and for all you have to decide that you need to make some adjustments and make some changes. Ask help from a loved one or from a friend; let this person take care of your monthly payables and your basic necessities.In fact you can draw an agreement for a period of time that they will take care of your finances until you are in a better shape to handle your money. Think hard and go deeper why you had to gamble and lose your hard earned money. Find yourself again and consider changing your lifestyle or your set of friends if need be.
Gambling is quite popular, and has been that way since time immemorial and still remains popular. Don’t forget that it’s a scam, and involves plenty of deception. According to statistics, almost 60 % of people, mostly adults who are involved in gambling are very much addicted to what they refer to as a past time. The people who are deeply addicted to gambling develop an urge of betting on literary anything. Be it cards, casinos or horses. This is just a small portion of the unlimited number of things they can bet on.Casino related scams are prevalent. Massive payouts and the promises of huge wins are largely advertised in bold and this attracts the folks who dream about getting rich quickly and fast. It’s a fact that gamblers are very resilient hence don’t easily get discouraged.Surveys show that majority of individuals with little self-control and discipline are very susceptible to gambling problems, that means it can be easily identified and rectified.Below are a number of questions you can use to probe and identify if a problem is present.* How do you feel after losing money in a game of gambling, irrespective of the amount, regret or resentment?
* After you strike a win, do you feel a strong urge to win more and want to go back?
* If you lose money, do you feel an urgency to go back and recover your money?
* is much of your time spend gambling, mostly more than you initially planned?
* Do you find consolation to your problems from gambling?
* is much of your time spend gambling than doing productive work?
* Do you gamble until your last penny goes down the drain?
* Is your relationship with your family strained as a result of gambling?
* Do you borrow money from friends and associates to finance your gambling?The type of gambler that is much more difficult to deal with is the action gambler. Majority of this type of gamblers are male, the difficulty in dealing with them comes from the fact that to these people gambling gives them some kind of elation similar to that created by drug obsession. Such individuals can never admit about their addiction when confronted. They normally gamble themselves to poverty.Gambling being a big scam, attracts multitudes into it. The chief motivating factors for these people is the expectation and hope to make huge winnings that could transform them into millionaires instantly. But then comes another deadly reason – the feeling of some euphoria. Be it a scam or not, people still gamble and that makes offline gambling exist to date.
Offshore gambling is commonly defined as the voluntary risking of a sum of money called a wager, stake, or bet, on the outcome of a game or other event. Gambling is risking something of value on the outcome of an uncertain event. Gambling is central to almost everything we do as human beings. Gambling is legal in 48 of 50 states. Offshore gambling is very much a leisure activity.Internet gambling, for the compulsive gambler is defined as follows: Any betting or wagering, for self or others, whether for money or not, no matter how slight or insignificant, where the outcome is uncertain or depends upon chance or skill constitutes gambling. Casino gambling involves betting, whether individually or in pools, in games of chance where the odds of winning or losing are artificially created so that those who win do so (at least in part) at the expense of those who lose. Offshore gambling has been branded the new “opium of the people” in a Church of Scotland report presented to the General Assembly. Internet gambling becomes a problem when it causes a negative impact on any area of the individual’s life. Internet casino gambling can include playing the on-line or video lottery games, playing cards, dice, or dominoes, playing slot machines, betting on sporting events (with or without a bookie), betting on the horses or greyhounds, betting on games of skill (bowling, pool, golf, video or arcade games), and many other activities.Offshore gambling is the new pre-marital sex. Online gambling can be addictive, but only to persons that have an addictive personality. Online casinos are a choice adults make about how to spend their own money. Internet gambling is a more responsible way of gambling than going to a brick and mortar casino where there is no limit on the amount you loose, where you are encouraged to continue gambling. Blackjack gambling online for example, is growing rapidly over the last 2 years and attracts many companies to invest in this ancient game. Gambling systems can be better monitored to avoid problem gambling than traditional forms of land-based gambling. Online casinos have regulations in nations such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and Antigua ensure that consumers are treated fairly and the games are completely honest. Online poker fans from the States are already comparing this era of prohibition to that of the 1920s. The level of interest in online gambling remained relatively consistent throughout the year and actually increased in July 2001, at the same time as the introduction of the Interactive Gambling Act.Online casinos as they do present some difficulties for the new player to get accustomed to, have none of the intricacies as land-based casinos do. Gambling is based on the evil desire to get money or goods, which belong to someone else without giving fair value in exchange. Offshore gambling is big business, bringing in huge amounts of cash and tax revenue, and employing thousands of state citizens. Gambling is essentially an expression of a covetous spirit and in my opinion offshore gambling is so appealing because of the opportunity to get something for nothing. Online casinos are successfully regulated in many parts of the world, so it can obviously be regulated in the United States. If you think of gambling as a form of entertainment, that seems to take a lot of the mystique away, and it may be easier to see that gambling is pretty harmless if one looks at it from an economic point of view.To be continued…