Why do people gamble?

  • They hope to win money, 
  • They believe in personal luck, 
  • To get back the money they have lost, 
  • They like the atmosphere and excitement of gambling venues, 
  • For the social aspects (company), 
  • They want to ’defy the odds‘, 
  • They find it as a way to escape their everyday lives (e.g. depression, stress, isolation, boredom)
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