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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Of course gambling harms others look how much problems gambling has on others
    Again, you're taking a small percentage of cases and generalising.

    The majority of people who gamble and lose harms no-one.
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    Again, you're taking a small percentage of cases and generalising.

    The majority of people who gamble and lose harms no-one.
    True I'm talking about the people who gamble everyday and ask for money from their friends or family to use to gamble
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    True I'm talking about the people who gamble everyday and ask for money from their friends or family to use to gamble
    So you're talking about addiction to gambling, not gambling in itself.

    No-one would say gambling addiction is a good thing. I'm not sure what your point is.
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    So you're talking about addiction to gambling, not gambling in itself.

    No-one would say gambling addiction is a good thing. I'm not sure what your point is.
    I'm talking about gambling addictions I know a few
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    Gambling is poison everyone should avoid it
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    I'm talking about gambling addictions I know a few
    Well you began this thread by asking why people gamble. You didn't mention addiction at all.

    (Original post by struggler07)
    Gambling is poison everyone should avoid it
    Not really. Alcohol can be just as harmful as gambling. Sex can be just as harmful as alcohol. Cake can be just as harmful as sex.

    Just because someone gambles, doesn't mean they'll become an addict. As I said, out of the many many people who gamble, only a small percentage of them become full blown addicts who ruin their lives.

    So stop generalising. It's ridiculous.
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    Well you began this thread by asking why people gamble. You didn't mention addiction at all


    Not really. Alcohol can be just as harmful as gambling. Sex can be just as harmful as alcohol. Cake can be just as harmful as sex.

    Just because someone gambles, doesn't mean they'll become an addict. As I said, out of the many many people who gamble, only a small percentage of them become full blown addicts who ruin their lives.

    So stop generalising. It's ridiculous.
    Sorry for not making myself clear I mean addicts not normal people, it's true what your saying only a small percentage turn out to be gambling addicts the longer you gamble the more addicted you will be in my opinion
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    The ironic thing is gamblers say that expsive clothes are expensive like £100 jeans they don't realise the amount the spend and lose on gambling
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Sorry for not making myself clear I mean addicts not normal people, it's true what your saying only a small percentage turn out to be gambling addicts the longer you gamble the more addicted you will be in my opinion
    Again, untrue.

    Gambling addiction is a very particular cognitive dependence. It's neither increased or decreased by duration.

    Nothing wrong with gambling.
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    Again, untrue.

    Gambling addiction is a very particular cognitive dependence. It's neither increased or decreased by duration.

    Nothing wrong with gambling.
    What's cognitive and yeah someone I know gambling habits has definitely increased things just get worse for her she won't stop
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    What's cognitive and yeah someone I know gambling habits has definitely increased things just get worse for her she won't stop
    So the real issue is the person, not gambling.

    Why won't she stop? What does she do?
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    So the real issue is the person, not gambling.

    Why won't she stop? What does she do?
    Yeah and she can't she's too addicted to gambling she's on benefits so money's hard for her and she gambles online
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Yeah and she can't she's too addicted to gambling she's on benefits so money's hard for her and she gambles online
    Gambling is not the issue.

    Have you tried talking to her in a constructive intervention-like manner?

    Perhaps engaging her? Spending time with her? Taking part in her other hobbies with her?
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    Gambling is not the issue.

    Have you tried talking to her in a constructive intervention-like manner?

    Perhaps engaging her? Spending time with her? Taking part in her other hobbies with her?
    You sure and I have spoke to her load of times saying do other hobbies etc even my councillor spoke to her 5 years ago and she don't really have no other hobbies
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    Gambling addicts don't realise the value of money
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    (Original post by 2944572)
    Its the "get rich quick scheme"
    Oh and also lose your whole life overnight scheme X
    Lol trust me your gonna lose more than you win and your gonna keep coming back to gamble like a mug
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    (Original post by Xiep)
    The possibility/thrill to gain big.
    Your gonna lose big that's a definite
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    (Original post by kangs)
    mental disorder
    Trust me hate all forms of gambling
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    Actually playing anything release the mental pressure. And it's refresh the mind.
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    (Original post by ChillianG)
    Actually playing anything release the mental pressure. And it's refresh the mind.
    That's a point but it's not worth it in the long run
 
 
 
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