Gambling Addiction on the Rise

Gambling addiction is one of the less noticeable and most horrible consequences of visiting casinos. And it does not depend on whether the casino is online or land-based. The American Psychological Association (APA) has conducted a study, and according to the results 74% of online gamblers fall into the category of "pathological" or "problematic" ones and need help to quit gambling.

Teenagers are considered to be more vulnerable and disposed to gambling addiction. This is one of the most important public concerns nowadays. Modern teenagers spend a lot of time playing various computer games and gambling online.

Online gambling has allowed millions of users from all over the world to gamble any time they wish. Online casinos provide lots of new easy options and opportunities. Before 1995 there was no possibility for the less well off to go to Las Vegas and gamble in the casinos there. This required lots of time and money. Whereas all you have to do now is register, log in and start gambling.

Modern casinos promise and offer security methods that will try and prevent underage's from gambling online. Unfortunately, there is no 100% foolproof method that will stop kids gambling. Teenagers generally use the Internet limitlessly and may spend lots of time gambling. However, online casinos provide security measures that can allow you to stop any member of your family from gambling.

The problem of gambling addiction is a most crucial one, as many of the addicts may not even know they need help.

17 Apr 2009 by BlackjackDoc.com
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