Everyone has their own personal reasons for why they love to gamble, and yet, when we take the time to have a conversation about the topic, it becomes clear that many of our own reasons overlap with those cited by other players.  It also becomes apparent that there are many more reasons why players love to gamble than what one would first expect.

The pleasure of gambling is often found in the joy of an experience shared.

From A Rational Point

There are those of us who approach casino games from a purely fun point of view.  We love to engage socially with our friends, taking part in an activity that we all enjoy, and we love to win.  We realize that winning isn’t everything, and even when we don’t win as much as we would have liked to, we still enjoy the experience of gambling for reasons other than winning money.

Then there are the strategists among us.  These players are generally more competitive by nature and have turned winning into a strategy.  To them, it’s not only about winning money.  They enjoy the tools and mathematics at their disposal when deciding on a strategy for a particular game.  They win often because they have learnt all that there is to learn about the house edge and beating the odds.

Playing For Money Vs. Fun

Most people who love gambling agree that whilst it’s certainly fun to play for a hoot, it’s even more fun to play for money.  Suddenly the opportunity to increase one’s wealth is added to the mix, this turns gaming into serious business.

Something To Believe In

Players love to gamble because they believe in luck.  When you think about it, how dreary would the world be if we did not believe that at some point we would receive an unexpected gift, without even having had to work for it?  People have a basic need to believe that something good may very well be coming their way.

The Thrill Of The Risk

How boring life would be without a certain measure of risk involved!  The bottom line is:  you will never know unless you try.  It’s in the not knowing when the next big win might arrive that a lot of excitement and pleasure is to be found.  We love to play because anything can happen.