10 Reasons Why You Should Not Gamble

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Gambling is considered a vice although to some it is only a hobby. But no matter how people consider gambling, it is still a vice that should be shunned because of its bad effects on the gambler. Keeping away from gambling will reduce the possible risks

Gambling comes in many forms and types. Gaming includes slot machines, roulette, bingo, card games and others. Betting is a form of gambling that allows people to bet on horse racing, cock fights and any kind of sports. There are also lotteries, sweepstakes and raffles. All of these are forms of gambling because they involve money that you could either win or lose

The legalization of many types of gambling has led more and more people to engage in gambling. And as the economic situation is getting worse, gambling is becoming the best option to win money and improve the living condition. The most affected people are the poor and the disadvantaged who are looking for a get rich quick way to augment their meager earnings and taste a better life but instead of improving their life they end up getting poorer and poorer because what little earnings they have is squandered in gambling. Gambling has become a good way to earn money for the poor but it is hurting them more rather than helping them live a better life.

Although some people claim to have put up a business because of their winnings in the casino, there are countless people who have gone the opposite way. Most people have been better off when they did not start gambling but they went bankrupt when they were addicted to the vice.

Here are reasons why you should not gamble:

1. Gambling is the cause of indolence

Many gamblers are depending on luck of having that jackpot money and so they tend to lose interest in their job. If you think you can win that jackpot money, do not dream of it because the more you long for it the more you will not win it. Look for a job so that you will forget about the vice.

2. Gambling is addictive

Unless you have full control of yourself, you will most likely get addicted to gambling if your dream is to win big money. Many people think that they are just relaxing at first but they end up hooked to the vice. What hooks them is when they win for the first time. People gamble because of the money. If the person wins, he craves for more. If he loses, he wants to get back what he lost and so the cycle goes on and the person becomes addicted.

3. Gambling will not make you rich

No matter what people say, gambling is a vice that could make you penniless if you don’t stop. A compulsive gambler will find all means to finance his vice. He will embezzle money or borrow money from people in order to gamble. The pattern of gambling is the same to all people. Win-lose-win-lose, this goes on and on if the gambler does not stop. The result is the same. The gambler always ends up the loser. I guess you know why. Gambling is patterned to be that way. There is no certainty. If you win today, you lose tomorrow. Perhaps not tomorrow but the next day or the other day, but there is no gambler who won and never lost.

4. Gambling causes stress

Unless you always win which I’m sure rarely happens, gambling stresses a person. You cannot say that you are relaxing or just playing because if you lost a substantial amount of money, you will go home with an empty pocket plus a bad headache. Gambling is stressful especially if you are in front of the machine and the bonus does not come out. So you will be left at the edge of your chair eagerly awaiting a bonus that will not come anyway and will only come out for the next player who will take your place if you leave the machine where you have already deposited all your money. In bingo you can have a heart attack if you are only waiting for one number and finally the next number called is not yours but some other player’s number which won him that million jackpot money. Gambling is always a chance of luck. So you can never be certain what may happen next.

5. Gambling makes people rude and moody

I have seen a lot of people who have been morally changed by gambling. The vice makes a person rude. The greed to win makes a person rude to people around him because his mind is engrossed with the money he will win. Gamblers who are already addicted to the vice will not think of other people. They will only think of how to finance their vice and how to win back their lost money.

6. Gambling deters the persons drive to work

Because the gambler usually relies on luck, he does not seem to mind finding work. The gambler waits for the time when he hits the jackpot and become an instant millionaire. He has seen too much money already and he will not be satisfied with small earnings and small winnings. He wants the big jackpot money and he will keep gambling and longing for the jackpot.

7. Gambling ruins a family

Gamblers are hard to reform and what usually happens is that the gambler ends up having no family. Nobody wants to live with a gambler who is moody and who squanders money. So the result is the spouse could either file for a divorce or just leave the gambling spouse. Many families have been torn apart by gambling.

Gambling is also considered a form of infidelity, financial infidelity because it is considered lying, and that hurts any spouse and can lead to a divorce.


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