When the first stone age man threw a handful of dinosaur bones onto the ground as dice, we have all been somewhat addicted to the idea of gambling. Whether for money or just to prove we understand the future better, everyone loves to take a flutter once in a while. There are many deep-seated psychological reasons behind this, with many being related to the same emotional rushes we get from drugs and sex. However, knowing why we gamble isn't going to necessarily affect those who love gambling.
Many gamblers are blinkered and can only see a picture of themselves winning. But a quick look around the mega-casino resort or an online casino will tell you, in no uncertain terms, that casinos make a lot of money. And, with gambling being a zero-sum game, their win is your loss. Thanks to the built-in house edge, you can't win in the long run. Once you can accept this fact with good grace, then you can get on with enjoying yourself and gambling whilst forgetting about the pressure of winning.
Today, you'll hear many religious types harking on how gambling is a mortal sin. They claim that the activity will cause the moral bankruptcy of society. Yet, if we take a closer look at the Bible, we can see very little in the way of guidance or even information about how we should deal with gambling activities. Also, there's no mention of the moral and ethical issues surrounding casino games as well as other forms of betting with real money. It's up to the player's individual interpretation.