Do gambling a problem for you or someone you know?
With the commencement of internet gambling and the original American casino of compulsive gambling has become a serious problem for many teenagers and adults.
Internet gambling is popular among several age groups, however, teenagers have shown special interest on the site. “Statistics prove that the gambling of teenagers is the fastest daily addiction throughout the day, similar to drug abuse and alcohol in the 1930s,” said David Robertson, a former chairman of the National Coalition against the passed gambling, on the website http: / / www. cnn.com. “It’s evil, it’s evil, of course that consumes them which is the weakest community member – and it’s young and poor.”
“Sports betting is the main problem, and worse,” said Ed Looney, Executive Director of the Compulsive Gambling Board of New Jersey Inc., on the Board website, http://www.800gambler.org. “Pool betting is available in high school, college and offices throughout America will almost match the amount of money produced at the Sunday Super Bowl.”
“The pool pool that seems innocent many times is a catalyst for some people to engage in sports betting,” Looney said. “Many of these ponds are illegal.”
Many people use the internet, to place bets and betting. “Internet gambling has increased from one site to 1,400 in the past six years,” said Kevin O’Neill, Deputy Director of the Compulsive Gambling Council, New Jersey, Inc., on the Board website. “Availability and easy opportunities to make bets are important for young people to switch and gamble compulsively.”
A study by the National Institute of Mental Health concluded 4.2 million Americans addicted to gambling, 60 percent of them had annual income under $ 25,000.
Anonymous gamblers suggest answering the following questions.
1. Have you ever lost time from work or school because of gambling?
2. Is gambling that has ever made your home life unhappy?
3. Does gambling affect your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt regret after gambling?
5. Have you ever bet to get money to pay debts or finish financial difficulties?
6. Do gambling causes a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7. After losing if you feel you have to go back as soon as possible and win back your loss?
8. After victory do you have a strong desire to return and win more?
9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is lost?
10. Have you ever borrowed to finance your gambling?
11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenses?
13. Does gambling make you careless your own welfare or your family?
14. Have you ever bet longer than you planned?
15. Have you ever gambled to avoid worries or problems?
16. Have you ever committed, or considered, illegal actions to finance gambling?
17. Does gambling cause you to experience difficulties in sleep?
18. Do the argument, disappointment or frustration make you encouragement to gamble?
19. Have you ever experienced a boost to celebrate luck by gambling with a few hours?
20. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
Deepak Chopra, MD stated, “Addiction: Number One Disease Personian.
If you or someone you know answer, ‘yes’ for seven or more of these questions, the problem / compulsive gambling is the problem.