Being a local from Atlantic City I seen so many people lose their money and some win money but many of these people do not know how to control themselves this is when gambling becomes an addiction and not an entertainment. The reason why people get addicted to gambling is the adrenaline they feel when they play they feel good and comfortable. Gambling in many cases fills a void in these people life, the void could be in many areas of their life for example poor social life, loneliness, job dissatisfaction, empty-nest syndrome, boredom, and lack of purpose can contribute to a gambling addiction.
There are two types of gamblers “escape gamblers” who mostly play slot machines, lottery, or partake in online internet gambling. Action gamblers are mostly male who enjoy sport betting, poker, and racetrack gambling. The idea of easy money is what keeps them stuck to the addiction also anxiety and depression can lead to this addiction. Relatives who were gambling addicts could influence the person into a future addiction. These are some general causes of addiction to gambling, the most important thing is to be able to admit that there is a gambling problem and seek help immediately.
This video shows that gambling is a serious addiction and could destroy a persons life.