Gambling addiction statistics

Gambling addiction statistics

Addiction
For people suffering from mental illness, denial of the problem is typical. “Well, yes, I drink several times a week, but I can stop”, - any alcoholic will say. “Yes, I have been betting for many years, constantly I am in a minus, but it was just a misfortune, everything will change soon,” every gamer believes. However, dependence is something that a person cannot simply get rid of, no matter how simple it may seem. Nowadays, Hong Kong leads in the world gambling addiction rates; the United States and Canada are sharing the second place. According to statistics, in a city with 500,000 population, 5% are addicted to gambling. In Japan 3.6% of the total population (3.2 million people) are addicted to games. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands the numbers are…
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Betting addiction

Betting addiction

Addiction
Spectator sports are exciting in their very nature. Bookmakers can ramp up the delight even further by offering to let you profit from your passion. Naturally, sports betting may seem tempting, and to some, absolutely irresistible. Its addictive nature likens it to all other forms of gambling.  Whether you are keen on slot machines, online poker, or wager on your favorite team's success - you may go from a fun pastime to habit to compulsive betting (i.e., addiction). When left untreated, compulsive gambling breaks families and wrecks lives. In addition to bringing financial loss and debt, it destroys human relationships, isolating the player in his own world focused on the momentary pleasure of placing another bet.  How to identify unhealthy betting  Unlike a healthy better, a player with an addiction…
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