Online Gambling A major issue

Agrita Chhibber

Today everyone is glued to his mobile screen and busy trying out different things to entertain himself with one tap on the screen. Initially, people would look for entertainment in different places through different modes but today mobile is their one stop entertainer.
Gambling is an old form of entertainment for which people had to step out of their houses. But now all credits to technology that people can take part in it by sitting in their home. It is believed that online gambling started back in 1994. Today there are numerous online casinos like Blackjack, Poker, Slot and many more than making a trip to the actual casino. They are the forms of online gambling which people can easily access.
The reasons why online gambling is gaining popularity:
People can easily access in their comfort zone.
Without being embarrassed
New players can join the league and earn.
Exciting offers are shared to lure young members.
Easy way to earn money at home.
Online gambling is considered to be a way more dangerous than going to the casino:
If a troubled gambler is noticed at a casino he will soon be given help and will be asked about the matter whereas online gambler goes unnoticed and keeps falling deep into pit of gambling world. A gambling addiction or problem is often associated with other behavior or mood disorders. Many problem gamblers also suffer with substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. To overcome your gambling problems, you’ll also need to address these and any other underlying causes as well.
Today all the bank details are attached online and are one click away, it makes easy for the online gambler to use the money and try his luck. In the real casino, it won’t be easy and the person may drop the idea of gambling. Online gambling provides you option of payment via Mastercard, VISA as well as e-wallets. These options are safe to try but the problem is that spending becomes easier and gamblers tend to use huge amount which may result in huge loss.
There’s a huge list of casinos but be careful before you select any. Before putting your money do extensive research and read the reviews. Do check if the site is legit. Find an online casino that sates their license, the licensed casino is less likely to scam you.
People tend to become more lonely and less interactive whereas they would simply spend the whole time playing on the screen. Avid players can face the problem of falling into the prey of loneliness.
Don’t feel powerless to get rid of this addiction, but there are many ways to stop this addiction and overcome it completely, focus on your life, move out, breathe in fresh air, explore the world or read a book and gain wisdom.
Myth & Facts about Gambling:
Myth: You have to gamble every day to be a problem gambler.
Fact: A problem gambler may gamble frequently or infrequently. Gambling is a problem if it causes problems.
Myth: Problem gambling is not really a problem if the gambler can afford it.
Fact: Problems caused by excessive gambling are not just financial. Too much time spent on gambling can also lead to breakdown in relationships and legal problems, job loss, mental health problems including depression and anxiety, and even suicide.
Myth: Having a gambling problem is just a case of being weak-willed, irresponsible, or unintelligent.
Fact: Gambling problems affect people of all levels of intelligence and all backgrounds. Previously responsible and strong-willed people are just as likely to develop a gambling problem as anyone else.
Myth: Partners of problem gamblers often drive their loved ones to gamble.
Fact: Problem gamblers often try to rationalize their behavior. Blaming others is one way to avoid taking responsibility for their actions, including what is needed to overcome the problem.
Myth: If a problem gambler builds up a debt, you should help them take care of it.
Fact: Quick fix solutions may appear to be the right thing to do. However, bailing the gambler out of debt may actually make matters worse by enabling their gambling problems to continue.
To an extent, gambling is considered as harmless entertainment, but if not looked after well it can become “problem gambling.”