9 Signs of Online Gambling Addiction, Don't Let It Get to You Lifestyle – 7 hours ago


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Gambling or games that use money as betting are one of the “ninja paths” for some people to gain profits and increase their wealth.

One of the gambling games that is popular in society is gambling on line. Usually, gambling on line presented in form video games on the device (gadgets).

It is common knowledge that gambling can be detrimental to human life. Apart from the potential for huge financial losses, gambling addiction can also cause problems with people's brain and mental health.


Gambling disorder or compulsive gambling is a mental disorder resulting from gambling addiction. Similar to drugs and alcohol, gambling on line It can also make people addicted, the impact of which can destroy lives.

So, what are the characteristics of gambling addiction that can be recognized? The following is a summary, reported from Mayo Clinic.

  1. Preoccupation with gambling, such as constantly planning gambling activities and constantly looking for ways to get more money from gambling

  2. Feeling the need to gamble with increasing amounts of money to get the same sensation

  3. Trying to control, reduce, or stop gambling, but without success

  4. Feeling restless or irritable when trying to reduce gambling

  5. Gambling to avoid problems or relieve feelings of sadness, guilt, anxiety, or depression

  6. Trying to get back lost money by gambling more (chasing losses)

  7. Lying to family members or others to hide gambling activities

  8. Risking or losing an important relationship, job, or employment due to gambling

  9. Asking other people to save themselves from financial problems due to risking money

Generally, gamblers stop when they lose or set limits on how much they can afford to lose. However, people with gambling addiction problems force themselves to continue playing in order to get their money back.

In order to get their money back, some people even steal or cheat other people to get money for gambling.

Until now, the cause of someone gambling compulsively is still not known for certain. However, compulsive gambling can be caused by a combination of biological, genetic, and environmental factors.

Compulsive gambling can have major consequences for life, such as.

  1. Relationship problems

  2. Financial problems, including bankruptcy

  3. Legal problems or prison

  4. Poor work performance or job loss

  5. Poor health

  6. Suicide, suicide attempt, or suicidal thoughts

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