Sports and sports betting is a major way that men socialise and connect with each other. For some, betting is a way to have fun and compete. It is thrilling to take a risk and possibly win money. Huge wins and losses are possible in a single day and the rush can be tremendous. But the financial damage can also be tremendous.
It is impossible to sustain a constant winning streak over a long period of time–in the end, every frequent sports bettor will lose. Heavy losses can make a person desperate to create money through borrowing, pawning items of value and taking out loans. The obsessive checking of scores is another sign of trouble and can eat into family and work time and can cause relationship breakdowns.
If you are concerned about your gambling please contact Parramatta Mission Counselling Services West Gosford on 0408 679 351 or check us out at: www.problemgambling.net.au/pmcounselling.html