These days with most households owning a computer and having access to the world wide web internet gambling addiction is an easy trap to fall into and can happen without you even being aware of the risks involved.
Studies show that gambling websites on the internet are growing at a rate of knots and will soon be one of the biggest and most profitable businesses there is. Why is this? One of the reasons is because compared to their land-based colleagues they have very little operating costs so most of their profits go back to them.
You don't even have to leave the comfort of your home to play, which can be good if you're just an infrequent gambler but if you have an internet gambling addiction then for you this will just add to your misery. Even with virtual casinos the house always wins but as with any gambling addict the thought of winning just that one big takes over and you think you can beat the house.
If you need help with an internet gambling addiction and you want to give up then someone is always at hand to help you. Talk to a loved one or your GP who will be able to point you in the right direction. There are often group therapy sessions available to help get you over the initial steps of giving up and they will be there for you all the way through.
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