The Scenario
Do you gamble?
Sam Savings Sam

Savings Sam
"I prefer not to gamble. I'd rather know that I am getting a return on the money I am spending, than risking coming out behind."
Bonnie Balanced Bonnie

Balanced Bonnie
"If the lottery jackpot seems too good to be true, I'll take a chance every now and again. Scratch tickets are fun too, but I rarely win."
Ian Impulsive Ian

Impulsive Ian
"Whenever I buy grocieries or gas, depending on how much money I have with me, I like to buy lotto tickets. I will go to the casino with friends if the opportunity arises."

 

Part I

Gambling is: The act of risking something of value, including money and property, on an activity that has an uncertain outcome. Gambling does not solely take place in a casino or as part of a lottery. Examples of gambling include:

Problem Gambling: Gambling behavior that results in problems with work, school, family or finances, but does not meet the number of criteria to be recognized as the more serious diagnosis of “compulsive/pathological gambling”.

The official diagnosis for most serious gambling problems is pathological gambling, also referred to as compulsive gambling.

It is important to recognize that gambling often comes at a substantial financial cost. If you gamble frequently, or even only occasionally, make sure you are comfortable losing the amount of money you choose to play with.

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