The effects on the brain from gambling addiction are very similar to the effects on the brain of a cocaine addict. The reward centers of the brain are adversely affected by gambling addiction. A gambling addict suffers from withdrawal symptoms, Such as depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Headaches, Etc. Gambling addicts have strong urges to gamble and have difficulty stopping because it is an addiction.
If a person goes to a bar and shows signs of over-intoxication a responsible bar owner will refuse to serve them. Unfortunately, There are no such safeguards with gambling. A Casino never stops a gambling addict. Also most casinos have no limits on the amount of money spent or time spent gambling. There are not any regulations in most casinos to assist the addict. COLD HEARTED, MONEY GRUBBING HELL HOLES MASQUERATING AS “ENTERTAINMENT” OR “GAMING”. No matter what spin, Name or wording is used, It is addictive and regulations are desperately needed ASAP before even more people are addicted.
Maybe they could regulate it perhaps by bettering the chances of winning. Nonetheless, gambling addiction should be taken very seriously in my opinion and maybe they could even start temporary banning certain people who suffer from gambling addiction in order help them. Maybe there should more gambling rehab centers than there is now.
The reason for regulating gambling has precious little to do with addiction. No doubt it must be regulated, but the reason for that requirement is that when the government isn't being heavy-handed at casinos, organized crime steps in and creates all sorts of problems. Addiction is bad, but mafia control of entertainment somehow seems like a larger problem.