Why people gamble
For most Australians, gambling is just recreation, not much different to the games you played growing up.
Who doesn't enjoy winning a prize or praise, even if it doesn't happen every day? There's no question that it can be fun to gamble. It feels good to win, especially if friends are around, and there's excitement in taking a risk when there's even a small chance you'll get lucky. Most people know their limits. But some people develop a problem with gambling and can't walk away.