People gamble for many reasons, including for entertainment, because they think they can make money and as a distraction from problems in their life. Having a win can be exciting and make people feel good and so they continue to gamble to get that feeling again. Some people are able to gamble at a level which doesn’t disrupt their life, but for others this is a real struggle. Thinking about why you gamble can help you deal with or avoid the things in your life that trigger the urge to gamble.

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