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Psychology Of Gambling And Addiction

YOU WANNA BET? WE'RE MORE THAN READY TO PSYCHOLOGY OF GAMBLING TAKE THE RISK! THERE ARE OVER THE COUNTRY NEXT HIGHEST 1500 FRANCE NUMBER OF CASINOS IS CASINOS IN THE U.S. WITH CASINO REVENUE IN THE U.S. FOR 2013 $37.83 BILLION 200 CASINOS GROWTH OF 1.3% OVER PREVIOUS YEAR 2 3 50 OF STATES HAVE COMMERCIAL GAMING BUSINESSES GAMBLING IS LEGAL IN SOME FORM IN ALL STATES EXCEPT HAWAII TYPES OF GAMBLING CHARITABLE GAMBLING COMMERICIAL CASINO GAMING LOTTERIES NATIVE AMERICAN GAMING cO, DE, FL, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, WV PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING UTAH LAS VEGAS HELD THE REVENUE LEAD AT NEVADA CASINOS EMPLOY $6.51 174,381 PEOPLE BILLION THAT'S MORE THAN THE POPULATION OF CHATTAN0OGA, TENNESSEE CAME IN SECOND AT AROUND: - ATLANTIC CITY $3 BILLION WHY DO WE LOVE YES, WE JUST MIGHT WIN, BUT WE ALSO MIGHT LOSE. WHY ARE WE SO WILLING TO TAKE THE RISK? GAMBLING? ILLUSION OF CONTROL ELEMENTS LIKE BLUFFING AND THE ABILITY TO MAKE PERSONAL CHOICES CREATE THE ILLUSION THE REALITY IS THAT IT'S MOSTLY UP TO CHANCE SENSE OF REWARD STUDIES SHOW ACTIVATION OF THE STRIATUM WHILE RECEIVING WINNINGS ESPECIALLY IF THE NEAR-LOSS IS AVOIDED BY A PERSONAL CHOICE THE STRIATUM an important part of the brain's reward center also activates in response to food, sex and drugs activation also occurs when a gambler experiences a near-loss EXCITEMENT OF CHANCE VARIABLE RATIO REINFORCEMENT - POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT IS GIVEN AFTER AN UNPREDICTABLE NUMBER OF ACTIONS/RESPONSES Based on study of over 4 thousand gamblers over a 2 year period "YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA GET" GAMBLERS WON ON 30% OF THE DAYS THEY GAMBLED The chance that we could win in "One more turn" is almost irresistible OUR NATURAL OPTIMISM 11% ENDED UP WITH A POSITIVE BALANCE Another study of 18 thousand gamblers showed similar results over 2 years IT'S IN OUR PSYCHE TO THINK THAT WE'RE THE EXCEPTION TO EVERY RULE 13.5% ENDED UP IN THE BLACK OPTIMISM AND HOPING TO WIN IS PART OF WHAT MAKES GAMBLING FUN MAJORITY ULTIMATELY WON LESS THAN 15 0 THE REALITY IS THAT MOST PEOPLE LOSE WHEN THEY GAMBLE IN 2 YEARS THE BEST MINDSET IS BALANCED BETWEEN OPTIMISM & realism CAN YOU REALLY QUIT 15 MILLION MORE THAN ANY TIME YOU WANT? ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS IN THE U.S. ARE GAMBLING ADDICTSS 214 That's enough people to fill NFL FOOTBALL STADIUMS Pathological GAMBLING IS THE INABILITY TO RESIST THE IMPULSE TO GAMBLE A BRAIN DISEASE COMPARABLE TO: DRUG ABUSE ALCOHOLISM FOOD ADDICTION 40% OF THOSE WITH GAMBLING ADDICTIONS BEGAN GAMBLING BEFORE AGE 17 YOUNG PEOPLE ARE 2-3X MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BECOMING ADDICTED GAMBLING ADDICTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A DEPRESSION DISORDER THE HIGHEST RATE OF GAMBLING ADOICTION IS IN IN NEVADA 6.4% 76% OF GAMBLING ADDICTS 18% OF THE TOTAL U.S. POPULATION AMITHS ACES AND ABOUT GAMBLING ADDICTION GAMBLING ADDICTION ISN'T REAL. IT DOESN'T ALTER YOUR PHYSICAL STATE. GAMBLING CAN BE JUST AS ADDICTIVE AS DRUGS OR ALCOHOL It can trigger the same sense of reward as other addictive stimuli FACT Gamblers may find themselves craving the feeling of euphoria Addicts become more accustomed to the psychological triggers - They must take bigger risks maintain the same level of reward GAMBLING ADDICTS ARE IRRESPONSIBLE EVEN STRONG-WILLED PEOPLE ARE It's easy to get caught up in the game without realizing it's a problem FACT SUSCEPTIBLE TO GAMBLING ADDICTION Once a person is addicted, they may exhibit irresponsible behavior to maintain addiction GAMBLING ISN'T AN ISSUE UNLESS YOU LOSE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU HAVE DOESN'T RELATE Addiction is addiction, whether or not a person can afford it FACT TO WHETHER OR NOT GAMBLING IS AN ADDICTION Most gambling addicts will incur debts that are large enough to profoundly affect their lives Gambling addiction can also affect relationships and personal health A COMPULSIVE GAMBLER WILL STOP GAMBLING IF SOMEONE HELPS PAY OFF ALL THEIR DEBTS 4 BAILING A GAMBLER OUT IS USUALLY Gambling addiction needs to be treated like other addictions FACT A FORM OF ENABLING Paying the debts may be helpful, but gambling addicts still need addiction treatment THERE'S NO HOPE FOR A GAMBLING ADDICT COMPULSIVE GAMBLING Treatments can include: FACT IS TREATABLE - Psychotherapy ( individual or group setting ) - 12-step programs Support groups - Treatment centers Medication Sources: GAMBLING CAN BE GREAT FUN! statista.com/topics/1053/casinos nepgambling.org/help-treatment/faq getgamblingfacts.ca/psychology-of-gambling adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics govinfo.Library.unt.edu/ngisc/reports/fullrpt. html JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, IT REQUIRES BALANCE. rubinbrown.com/RubinBrown_2014_Gaming_Stats, pdf cam.ac.uk/research/news/the-psychology-of-gambling wsj com/articles/SB10001424052702304626104579123383535635644 VEGASSLOTSOnunE- crchealth.com/addiction/gambling-addiction-treatment/gambling-myths investor.sands.com/ir-home/financial-info/quarterly-financial-results/default aspx NOWSOURCING Best Vegas Slors Online citizenlink.com/2010/06/14/frequently-asked-questions-gambling-in-the-united-states americangaming.org/sites/default/files/uploads/docs/tacts_at_your_fingertips_12022010.pdf lasvegassun.com/blogs/elsewhere/2014/may/29/us-gaming-revenue-set-record-2013-study-shows

Psychology Of Gambling And Addiction

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Not everyone who gambles becomes an addict, but why? Learn more about the psychology of gambling and addiction from this infographic.

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