General Article About gambling

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Why do we gamble?


People gamble for a whole range of reasons including:

  • the buzz, the excitement, and the high adrenaline release
  • the competitive element – trying to beat other players, the bookie, or the dealer
  • the thrill of risk taking, of placing large bets
  • to solve financial problems
  • a way of escaping from stress or worries.


Sensible gambling

Some people say that there is no such thing as safe gambling. Others argue that gambling is like drinking alcohol – it’s safe to do as long as you follow some sensible rules.

  • Keep away from high-risk forms of gambling where you can lose large sums of money very quickly.
  • Limit the amount of time you gamble. This will give you time to do other, more important things with your life.
  • Limit the amount you spend to the amount you can afford to lose. When you have spent this much, walk away.
  • Quit while you are ahead. If you continue, you are likely to lose because the odds are always stacked against you. That’s how bookies and the casinos m...

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