Gambling has always existed in some form or the other – betting, horse racing, sports rookies, lottery tickets, casinos etc. Indulging too much in these kind of activities gets you addicted to it and there is no way out. What starts out as mere fun turns into a nightmare later. Gambling is often used a shortcut to become rich, overnight. People neck deep in debts or wallowing in poverty often take up gambling in order to get rich. It can work both ways. Either you do become rich or it pulls you deep into, more misery.
Gambling addiction is a serious offence as gamblers throw everything that they have without giving a thought to their family, friends and relatives. They often seek financial assistance from their near ones and satisfy their cravings. Such people start lying, cheating, resort to heinous crimes to fulfill what they want. Technology has evolved and so have the forms of gambling. Instead of going to casinos or to a race course, gambling has come right into your homes. Gambling is done via the internet. Internet has thousands of sites which allow gambling. This is even more dangerous, non-stop addiction. With the advent of online casinos, people play non-stop and vile away their money, making them bankrupt. Though most casinos have games with lower denominations, playing for a long time strangulates their income, making them penniless.
In order to get rid of this addiction, seek help of your family, friends and other support available. Try counseling classes, therapy and stay clear from such sites. Gambling should be done for fun and entertainment. Set your limits and budget and you will not falter. Once you have pocketed a win, you should know when to draw the line. Do not get tempted and greedy and lose more in the bargain. In many countries, the government has banned gambling.