Most discussions about what motivates a person to gamble usually will start by comparing gambling to life. And yes life is a gamble every time you breathe it could be your last. Getting out of bed in the morning can lead to the last thing you ever do, yet we all get out of bed almost every day. But casino gambling gives us an option we don’t normally have in life; we can bet on the outcome of things, we get to choose how much to risk and when to risk it.
Gambling is defined by the Dictionary as the following:
To play games of chance for money or some other stake, or to take a risk in order to gain some advantage.
Here are the top 8 answers we received:
Las Vegas in the last 10 years has become a popular place to bring the family. Las Vegas has many attractions for family fun. And in the evening after the kids go to sleep there is also plenty of adult entertainment.
To win and become rich:
Of all the people interviewed these people seemed to be the least crazy. They came to the casino with hopes of getting rich and being able to quit there jobs and live the good life, but they also know that the chances are good they would all have to get up Monday morning and return to work.
it seems there are many people who believe they can fix there money problems with gambling. Most of the people who claimed that money problems were the reason for them gambling lost more money gambling then they originally owed and had they not gambled would not have been so bad off according to them. Of this group none said they had managed to win the money they needed.
A great place to hold a wedding:
Apparently having a wedding at some of the larger casinos is Las Vegas or Atlantic City is becoming popular, apparently the casinos will give you an excellent price on the wedding hall and rooms for your guests, of course they do this with the knowledge that the guests will spend money in the casino so giving a good rate n the wedding is in there best interest
This is how they make a living:
I found that these people and the ones who had money problems were extremely different. These people at least knew how to gamble, most of them had many years experience and some were regular tournament players with at least 1 win under there belts.
For a bachelor party:
The number of people that gave this response makes it very clear that going to a casino for a bachelor party if definitely gaining in popularity.
To get out of the house:
I noticed almost all of the people in his category were all males and were all married for more them 10 years and had kids. They said they like to come to the casino on average about once a month stay for a few hours, play some games and then head home.
To have fun:
These people had the right idea, but I could not believe how low on the list they scored. Having fun should be the number 1 reason to gamble. They only wanted to have some fun take a little trip to the Casino, have some free drinks, play some games and if they win, good and if not that’s OK also. These people came down with a certain amount they could lose and not be upset or broke and they stick to it. These people all seemed to be reaching there goal not one of them was complaining about how close they came to hitting big or what if they had just done this or that.