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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    I don't gamble very often, if I do then it's always been money I know I wouldn't really miss should I lose it.



    You're comparing the casual and occasional flutter with having a life-destroying gambling problem. This is literally the equivalent of comparing someone who shares a 4-pack of beers with a mate on a Saturday evening, to a full-blown alcoholic.
    Yeah that's true occasionally gambling is ok but not every day gambling nearly always leads to addiction ruins life's
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Yeah that's true occasionally gambling is ok but not every day gambling nearly always leads to addiction ruins life's
    Yeah, but as SophieSmall also touched upon, the fact there's a potential for addiction doesn't make something inherently bad. If you're the sort of person that acts on impulse and is prone to addiction then there are many things you could develop a life-ruining habit from besides gambling, anything from drinking to shopping for example. The vast majority of people don't have that addiction potential and to them, most activities with addictive qualities are generally harmless.
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    (Original post by Arima)
    it's the neurotransmitter associated with addiction
    Oh didn't even know that
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      Its the "get rich quick scheme"
      Oh and also lose your whole life overnight scheme X
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      (Original post by _gcx)
      Individuals don't react to winning by thinking "maybe I'll call it a day and keep what I've won", they rather react by being absorbed by the excitement of winning and say "well, as I have just won, I might as well try a few more times".
      I know someone that won £1k there was greedy then lost it £1k is a lot of money to lose
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      (Original post by SophieSmall)
      This.

      I personally don't enjoy gambling myself, nor really understand why people enjoy it. But I don't think it's evil or inherently bad because some people have addictions to it. If I thought that about gambling I'd have to apply the same logic to a lot of things.
      Yeah it is evil if you ask someone to transfer like £40 everyday then losing it
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      (Original post by WoodyMKC)
      Yeah, but as SophieSmall also touched upon, the fact there's a potential for addiction doesn't make something inherently bad. If you're the sort of person that acts on impulse and is prone to addiction then there are many things you could develop a life-ruining habit from besides gambling, anything from drinking to shopping for example. The vast majority of people don't have that addiction potential and to them, most activities with addictive qualities are generally harmless.
      Your right I lost £20 at bingo 3 years ago I thought it was fun ain't been bingo ever since I thought it was fun I never got addicted, gambling ruins people's lives I know someone who's been gambling for over 10 years they said they will stop but they can't gambling a like a death sentence
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      Casino gambling where the house has favourable odds is a bit strange to me, but I imagine people do it for the rush they get when they do win. With bookmakers, despite the fact the bookie still has favourable expectation, there will be people who do it to make money, owing to their knowledge of whatever it is they are betting on. Personally I play poker and have made a very small amount of money; it's something which is undeniably luck dependent but will almost always return winning's overall for a decent player long term. I play it partly because I can get some money doing it but mainly I just like it.
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      (Original post by years101)
      Its the "get rich quick scheme"
      Oh and also lose your whole life overnight scheme X
      Trust me your whole life will go down the drain it's like cancer
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      (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
      Casino gambling where the house has favourable odds is a bit strange to me, but I imagine people do it for the rush they get when they do win. With bookmakers, despite the fact the bookie still has favourable expectation, there will be people who do it to make money, owing to their knowledge of whatever it is they are betting on. Personally I play poker and have made a very small amount of money; it's something which is undeniably luck dependent but will almost always return winning's overall for a decent player long term. I play it partly because I can get some money doing it but mainly I just like it.
      Casinos are where all the addicts are at bookies got more games you can bet on, pokers a lot better then slots in my opinion by the way
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      (Original post by struggler07)
      Yeah it is evil if you ask someone to transfer like £40 everyday then losing it
      You don't seem to have grasped what I have said. Pretty much every reply from you is about how gambling is bad and leads to addiction. This is not remotely true for the majority of people.

      Feel free to not like gambling, but don't make stuff up to suit your agenda against gambling.
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      (Original post by SophieSmall)
      You don't seem to have grasped what I have said. Pretty much every reply from you is about how gambling is bad and leads to addiction. This is not remotely true for the majority of people.

      Feel free to not like gambling, but don't make stuff up to suit your agenda against gambling.
      I know from experience
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      I find it fun. Some people get more out of it than others. Thankfully I'm not one of those who absolutely loves a gamble. I can't really relate to people who lose 100s on roulette in the bookies but obviously it sets something going in their brain that it doesn't in mine.

      Casino games don't do a lot for me, I find them boring, but I do like betting on sport. It doesn't have to be much but it adds to the excitement so much. For example, I had £2 on Swansea against Liverpool and I was literally running around my front room celebrating their winner. I don't even like Swansea. I probably wouldn't even have bothered watching the match if I wasn't betting on it. I also love betting on horses.

      I use a 2% betting exchange and probably stake £30-40 a week. The expected loss on that is barely anything. It is a very cheap form of entertainment.
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      for money, duh.
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      (Original post by Sternumator)
      I find it fun. Some people get more out of it than others. Thankfully I'm not one of those who absolutely loves a gamble. I can't really relate to people who lose 100s on roulette in the bookies but obviously it sets something going in their brain that it doesn't in mine.

      Casino games don't do a lot for me, I find them boring, but I do like betting on sport. It doesn't have to be much but it adds to the excitement so much. For example, I had £2 on Swansea against Liverpool and I was literally running around my front room celebrating their winner. I don't even like Swansea. I probably wouldn't even have bothered watching the match if I wasn't betting on it. I also love betting on horses.

      I use a 2% betting exchange and probably stake £30-40 a week. The expected loss on that is barely anything. It is a very cheap form of entertainment.
      I hear what your saying betting on sports is ok online gambling is pointless
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      (Original post by 0to100)
      for money, duh.
      It's seems impossible gambling online it's pointless
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      (Original post by struggler07)
      I hear what your saying betting on sports is ok online gambling is pointless
      I don't enjoy online casinos but each to their own.

      I don't like opera or thousands of other things but others enjoy them so they are not pointless. We all enjoy different things. That makes the world interesting.
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      (Original post by struggler07)
      It's seems impossible gambling online it's pointless
      Mate I told you time ago to try a casino or gambling with people you know. I'd never do online for scams/scammers alone.
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      Desperation for da monies duh
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      (Original post by 0to100)
      Mate I told you time ago to try a casino or gambling with people you know. I'd never do online for scams/scammers alone.
      Trust me I've done a casino got a couple quid profit and left straight away
     
     
     
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