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GaMbElInG Gambeling is a problem in many places and is usually found in casinos with adults But the truth is- not only adults gamble Kids and teens do it to even though its not as obviouse Gambeling can cause you to go broke and can make you start stealing money It can also lead you to doing things like skipping school and waisting your time and money Also sometimes gambling can just lead to more gambling- such as chasing Chasing is when you gamble to try and win back money It is done alot in poker and sometimes even on video games It is also done alot in casinos on something very comman called slots PrObLeM GaMbLiNg Problem Gambling is the term used to describe gambling behavior which causes disruption in any important life function whether psychological physical social or vocational This term is generally accepted to include but is not limited to Pathological aka Compulsive gambling Compulsive Gambling is a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling a need to bet more money more frequently restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop gambling chasing losses and loss of control by continuing negative gambling behavior regardless of the disruption and serious consequences of such behavior A recent research study was done by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago in collaboration with three other research groups on behalf of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission The research group reported that Based upon criteria developed by the American Psychiatric Association we estimate that about 25 million adults are pathological gamblers and another 3 million adults should be considered problem gamblers Extending these criteria more broadly 15 million American adults are at risk for problem gambling and about 148 million are low-risk gamblers about 129 million adults have never gambled TeEn GaMbLiNg There are many types of gambling amongst teens today some of them are
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