Motivation to Gamble

Why do people gamble?

For recreational players, the motivation to gamble often includes entertaining oneself, having fun, spending enjoyable time with friends or trying one`s luck. People who have gambling problems often play for the same reasons. However, other motivating factors may come to predominate including the hopes of winning in order to recover any losses or thrill-seeking. Furthermore, the player may use the game as a way to escape problems or to reduce negative feelings such as stress, frustration or depression.

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