Some people gambled more because they came to see gambling as a way of making money. It makes sense that people come to believe this. People do win money gambling, so they believe they can win money again. Also, people have the message from gambling companies that winning is easy and something you can get good at.
For those on lower incomes, gambling winnings are often more than they are used to earning at work. Those with lower incomes have limited ways of getting funds. Gambling seems like a way of accessing money, for themselves, family, and friends.
Well, it could start out being fun and you realize that you can be a fortunate one and win a considerable amount of money on your first-ever bet and think, “Yes, I could quite get used to this”. Maybe just once a week at the time, a quick fix, I need to buy, somebody might want money to pay a bill. Somebody might want a new bike, Christmas presents, whatever.
Some turn to gambling when they lose their job or have no other way of getting money.
Just suddenly I reach there because at the time I am facing the immigration problem. So, I cannot continue my study. So the immigration issue, I cannot continue my study, so no right to work, no study, So it forced me to [my] first addiction, gambling addiction. It’s like my immigration problem that leads me to that addiction. And it’s like easy money comes.
Some people think that gambling is something they could work at to make money. This tends to be sports bettors. They know a lot about their sport, and gambling companies give them lots of information and statistics to study. So they conclude betting is something they can be good at. Although there is some skill in sports betting, it is unpredictable.
I just got completely sucked into that way of life that I was forming opinions all the time on what would and wouldn’t win, backing myself to make money on that and often getting it wrong as every gambler does.
Some people playing games of pure chance, like roulette or slots believe there are tricks or methods to win. Gambling companies encourage them to think this. They keep going to beat the machine.