Gambling defined in simpler terms means risking your hard earned money to earn some easy money. The sound of coins juggling, the chattering of people, free beers, all has contributed to entice more and more people to spend their time in casinos. And to keep up with the pace casinos have been offering sizzling promotions and services that make you go “Whoopppieeeeeeeeeeee”!
A gambler has the choice to spend as much as he wants, either more or less, but the excitement of winning never lets you gamble less. You always tend to go overboard with your spending and forget even the basic necessities. One winning brings with it the greed to win again and one loss brings the urge to cover the loss.
But it is very important to understand that playing in a casino is purely a form of entertainment and not a means of covering up debts or winning lots of money. Thus, whenever you go for playing, you should force yourself into believing that you are going just for sum fun and would stay within your limits.A gambler can do couple of things to stay in control. Even if you have lost control, you can still do some things to regain control and focus only on the fun part.
First and foremost, set a time limit for the gambling activities. One should only do gambling in their spare time. Never leave your important work to gamble. Also, never spend beyond your limit, set a limit and just stick to it. Learn the fact that one cannot always win. If you keep on losing for long hours then take some time off and relax. Don’t try to keep on playing in faint hope of winning everything back. Please do not treat gambling as a cure for depression and pain. It is not advisable to gamble if you are under the influence of alcohol or any drug.
Gambling is not a bad thing but only if kept in control. One should just stick to the idea of pure entertainment and never let it become a passion which comes at the expense of family and basic needs. Gambling is just a medium of entertainment just like watching movies and should be done only when you are in a state to enjoy it to the fullest.
I have come across many stories where gambling addiction has become a curse to the family. One lady lost her husband to gambling coz she spend all the money which was kept aside for his cancer treatment. Many people have lost their kids, spouses, parents, friends, career and much more due to this harmful addiction. Gambling is like a gum; it sticks to you and keeps on pulling you towards the casino. Understand the effects, know your limits and play wisely.
So, be smart and try to go home with your money rather than an empty pocket.