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When a crime happens on the streets, nobody would accuse the manufacturer of the gun. When somebody dies of an alcohol overdose, the liquor store can’t be held responsible. Well, it is a different matter with compulsive gambling, as any person talking about this topic would find the online casino responsible.
As weird as it seems, compulsive gambling is not only about losing money in live casino. There are a large number of compulsive gamblers playing on free tables for hours, forgetting about their families and jobs. However, even if money is not a matter, those players can also be called addictive gamblers. As a conclusion, a compulsive gambler is not that person losing money in casinos; it is that person that spends the majority of free time in the online casinos.
Although gambling is not considered a phenomenon, psychologists established that this addiction could sometimes be more dangerous than drugs or alcohol addiction. A compulsive gambler would start by spending all his money on the online casinos. First, he will start gambling the rent and the food money, and as he will continue to lose, he will borrow money for friends and relatives. What is so dangerous about this kind of gambling? Well, an addictive gambler could never win. Even if he manages to sweep away that huge 1 million dollars bonus, allowing this person to get rid of all his debts and problems, the gambler will continue to play, just to win “a few dollars more”. You realize that at the end of the day, the bankroll will be empty, and encouraged by this huge jackpot, the gambler will try to borrow money, assuming that this incredible luck will come back.
The addictive gamblers are lost from the point of view of the society. Sure, there are those compulsive gamblers that have billions of dollars in their banking accounts, people that can be seen in the Las Vegas casinos. However, a person having a fortune of 3 billion dollars can’t even feel 1 million dollars lost in one night, and this type of compulsive gambling is considered more like a hobby.
There is a thin line between compulsive gambling and success. A poker player spending his entire day in front of the computer in virtual poker rooms is considered a genius if he is able to win constantly. However, if he loses, he is considered a compulsive gambler. The difference is made only by the capacity of the player to stop while he is losing, and to stick with an effective money management strategy.