Online Gambling Psychology: What Drives People to Bet?

Posted on September 21, 2015

The reasons are complex. While most economists theorize that profit is the main motive behind gambling, psychologists say that other desires are much stronger motivators.

It seems that the actions of most gamblers contradict the desire to earn profits. If earning profits was the only motivator, gamblers would quit while they were ahead, not take risks and stick to games that have better odds than others.

It is clear that there are other forces driving the desire to gamble.

Understanding your own motivations can help you get ahead while gambling. It can help you keep your goals in mind and not get caught up in the frenzy and excitement of a winning hand. If you understand what your own personal motives are, you can use that knowledge to your gambling experience without regretting it after.

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Category(s):Addictions, Gambling Addiction

Source material from Online Casino Reports

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