Gambling is a massive industry and even though it is considered illegal in some countries and is addictive, it is something which has been impregnated into our society through many channels. You can gamble in special made shops, you can gamble at sporting events, you can gamble with your friends and you can even gamble with imaginary stocks and shares. So what is it that makes gambling so popular?


Of course the main reason for people to risk losing money through gambling is in order to win money. Depending on how much you are willing to risk, the potential gains available through gambling are extremely high, with millions of pounds available with some bets or gambling games like the lottery. Money however, is also a reason why gambling is dangerous as people in certain situations are willing to risk financial ruin and bankruptcy for the sake of a chance to win.


Another reason why people gamble is for the excitement that it brings. Even though the excitement is linked to the money on offer, the thrill of winning is certainly another factor. This is especially evident at sporting events as fans of football for example will bet on their team or on who will score a goal. The gamble on top of the enjoyment of watching just makes the whole thing more exciting.

Showing Off

Some people gamble in order to show off just how much money they have. They will place huge bets and lose more often than they win just to show people how much money they can afford to lose. They do of course win sometimes too which just increases their opportunities to brag and gives them more money with which to show off with. These types of gamblers can be a bad influence on people who can

By Sam Qam
Sam Qam is a keen gambler. He has made a lot of money over the years but now sticks to matched betting using free bets to make sure he doesn