Gambling Addiction

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A disorder of impulse control in which a person makes wagers of various types—in casinos, at horse races, to book-makers—which compromises, disrupts, or damages personal, family, or vocational pursuits
Management Gamblers’ Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics’ Anonymous; no phramacologic intervention has proven successful
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In their naivety they do not realise how addictive gambling is nor what consequences can follow.
class="MsoNormalBecause they earn or lose a lot of money within a short span of time, many youths have become lazy and depend on the addictive gambling instead of working.
"Addictive gambling machines are scourge on our communities and affect thousands of families.
In a radio interview in August, Independent Alliance TD John Halligan said: "When you speak to individuals or organisations dealing with addictive gambling they will tell you that it is destroying the lives of thousands of people and families."
If gambling is a similar trigger for certain genotypes, then addictive gambling behavior, the theory goes, should be considered an illness and not a personal failing.
"It's time to get serious about closing the inequality gap that exists within society and tackling the scourge of highly addictive gambling machines among the most deprived communities is a good place to start."
Their content, especially the casino style roulette, has brought dangerously addictive gambling to the UK's high streets.
Mr Parkinson said: "There is strong evidence now that they are the most addictive gambling product in the UK with around a third of users exhibiting signs of problematic gambling.
''It's hard to control and we obviously have issues in our society with addictive gambling,'' Goldberg said.
For more than a half-century, Slovic has focused his research on the underbelly of humanity, from addictive gambling to genocidal dictatorships.
"There is a certain amount of that addictive gambling type psychology about it but for the most part people just want to play the game.
'I know how addictive gambling can be so I refuse to go down that path, however fun the adverts make the sites out to be,' she says.