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Is it possible to gamble everyday and NOT be addicted?

Postby Aries411 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:44 pm

I was talking to my wife the other day and she was telling me about this guy who gambles everyday. Anyway, while I was driving to work today I was thinking about this guy and automatically assumed he must have an addiction, but over the years I have learned that it is dangerous to always 'assume', so I began to question my assumption.

Is it possible to gamble everyday and not be addicted? To gamble everyday and not have the emotional attachment from the addiction.

I think it has to be Yes (even though I have never met anyone that fits it), due to the sheer number of people who gamble every day. There must be at least ONE, who isn't an addict..

Have any of you met any?
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Re: Is it possible to gamble everyday and NOT be addicted?

Postby NewSunRising » Fri May 31, 2019 5:56 am

I think the only way to know if something is an addiction is to see what happens when you try to stop doing it . That , to me is the litmus test . I certainly think anything is possible .

Say , for example , a guy stops at a casino every day after work and gambles $20 . Then , win or lose , he walks out the door and goes home to get on with the rest of his evening . That doesn't sound like a full blown gambling addiction to me . It sounds like a habit .

Now if that same guy wakes up on Saturday and Sunday morning and heads to the casino to play his $20 and leave , I think it takes it up a level . If he's gambling online, that's another factor to take in to consideration .

I tried to think of an activity that I do every single day . Outside of grooming , eating and work routines , I couldn't really come up with anything . I suppose exercise could fall into that category if I were a regular gym goer . It's hard to imagine working out as being an addiction but I'm aware that there are documented cases of it .

Great topic Aries . It will be interesting to get people's views on this .
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Re: Is it possible to gamble everyday and NOT be addicted?

Postby rainbowcolor » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:18 pm

I think if a person goes to the casino and don’t gamble or just drop $20 like NSR mentioned, perhaps they are not really an addict. For example there was this retired guy raving to me about how good a particular early breakfast special was in the casino and he went there almost everyday and leave as soon as he finished eating.

I remembered years ago before I was actively into slots, I had to walk across the casino floors twice a day, 6 day a week to get to my work place and in the 5 months that I was there, I did not drop a single dollar, looking back I found it pretty amazing.

To your question Aries411, I am sure there are people who could gamble daily and don’t have any emotional attachment or perhaps they just don’t feel anymore.

Have a nice day everyone, everyday when we don’t gamble we are winners.
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Re: Is it possible to gamble everyday and NOT be addicted?

Postby joetheloser » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:56 pm

Me personally hell to the na. I went 6 months without gambling and one I put $10 and won $50 the cycle continued. I think gambling all together is an addiction like i only smoke one cigarette a day. In both you can ask why not just quit if it's meaningless. My mother has an addiction to gambling and whe gets $900 monthly in SSI and she calls it a hobby but her and my stepdad were living in a hotel room for months because they both have an addiction. Every morning my mom leaves at 430 am and comes back around noon and says I just went and played my $5 free slot play. So for me gambling is an addiction because there is only one goal everyone has is to win money.
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