Gambling is one of the most popular means of entertainment nowadays. It comes in many forms to suit all the needs of gambling fans out there. Even if gambling has received so many criticisms from people who see gambling as an evil act, it still enjoys the adoration of multitudes of fans all over the world.
Why has gambling become so popular? If you think about it, gambling seems like any other forms of entertainment. However, it shines apart from the others for several reasons.
One of the reasons why gambling is a favorite form of entertainment, is competition. Gambling games like poker enables players to compete with other gambling players in a game of skills. If you win in poker, people will know that you are a smarter player than your opponents. Unlike for example in watching movies, there is no room for you to compete.
Another reason, which is the reason of many people why they engage in gambling is the chance of winning a lot of money for so little capital. For example, you buy a lottery ticket which costs only a few bucks. If you are lucky and you win, you may win millions of dollars. See how cheap your ticket to lots of fortune is. But many will argue that there is a little chance for you to win in gambling games such as lottery. But still, wouldn’t you want to take that chance, however little it is? Just think about it. Will you earn a million dollars a year in your job today? But in gambling, you may earn it in seconds. That is the selling point of gambling – big money, fast money.
You may wonder why people stick to gambling even if they lose continuously. The answer is they believe that they will not lose forever, so when the time comes that they will win, they want to be there to get their prize. Too many people have regretted over their supposed win. These are the people who buy lottery tickets regularly and one day gave up because they never win. But to their dismay, the day when they gave up was the day the numbers they regularly bet on wins.
Lastly, people believe in superstitions, and they believe that superstitions are useful in gambling. They cannot use their superstitions much in the movie house, could they? But in gambling, they believe that these superstitions make them win the games.