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Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling said:

"Many more gamblers move towards skill-based games, prefering those games rather than random typed games.
Especially - Sports Betting - that is one with huge addiction problem.

Sports betting carries a huge risk for addiction.
Why? Because you believe the outcome is primarily based on your skill, and you think you're a very skilled player.
The more you play you think the better you get - and then you think it's the better less likelihood for you to lose!

Even if you've lost in the last 20 or 50 times - people and especially those at risk for addictions - will think 'if I can just keep on playing I know I'm gonna win because my skills are going to overtrump the randomness'.
It can encourage persistence - way beyond limits - you set time and money - you become preoccupied with chasing that win - the more you think your skills will affect the outcome."

 

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On 2/10/2016 at 1:31 PM, GamblingStories said:

Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling said:
"Many more gamblers move towards skill-based games, prefering those games rather than random typed games.
Especially - Sports Betting - that is one with huge addiction problem.
Sports betting carries a huge risk for addiction.
Why? Because you believe the outcome is primarily based on your skill, and you think you're a very skilled player.
The more you play you think the better you get - and then you think it's the better less likelihood for you to lose!
Even if you've lost in the last 20 or 50 times - people and especially those at risk for addictions - will think 'if I can just keep on playing I know I'm gonna win because my skills are going to overtrump the randomness'.
It can encourage persistence - way beyond limits - you set time and money - you become preoccupied with chasing that win - the more you think your skills will affect the outcome."

Check it out here:

 

 

Thank you very much!  This was a great post and great video!

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On 2/10/2016 at 5:01 PM, GamblingStories said:

Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling said:

"Many more gamblers move towards skill-based games, prefering those games rather than random typed games.
Especially - Sports Betting - that is one with huge addiction problem.

Sports betting carries a huge risk for addiction.
Why? Because you believe the outcome is primarily based on your skill, and you think you're a very skilled player.
The more you play you think the better you get - and then you think it's the better less likelihood for you to lose!

Even if you've lost in the last 20 or 50 times - people and especially those at risk for addictions - will think 'if I can just keep on playing I know I'm gonna win because my skills are going to overtrump the randomness'.
It can encourage persistence - way beyond limits - you set time and money - you become preoccupied with chasing that win - the more you think your skills will affect the outcome."

 

Check it out here:

 

 

Thanks for the post!!

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