Types of Gamblers


What is gambling? This article will discuss the different types of gamblers. Problem gamblers are social, professional, and pathological. Social gamblers can be described as impulsive, while professional and pathological gamblers are motivated by money or social situations. Whatever the case, it is important to get professional help if you suspect you are a problem gambler. There are several free and confidential gambling counsellors in your area.

Professional gamblers

In the world of sports betting, there are many similarities between professional gamblers and stock traders. Both require a good knowledge of a sport and dedication to winning big. As a professional, you must leave your emotions at the door and focus on logic. In order to make the right decisions, you must be able to separate your emotions from your betting decisions. Here are some tips to become a professional gambler. Whether you want to become a professional or not, here are some important things to keep in mind.

Social gamblers

Social gambling is an increasingly popular form of entertainment. It is fast-paced and provides stress-relief while providing social interaction. The majority of social gamblers (14%) play on a mobile device. While gambling on a casino website can be relaxing and enjoyable, many social gamblers use the activity as a distraction and way to kill time. Social gambling sites tend to have better graphics and plots, numerous levels, and plenty of bonus features, which make them a particularly appealing form of entertainment.

Pathological gamblers

The effects of pathological gambling on anxiety and depressive symptoms are profound, particularly if the problem is chronic. Pathological gamblers report increasing periods of tension prior to a gambling session, which they call anticipatory anxiety. This anxiety is both unpleasant and pleasurable. However, gambling itself may be beneficial in reducing generalized anxiety by temporarily escaping stressful life events. Nonetheless, it remains unclear whether pathological gambling can be considered a treatment for anxiety or depression.

Illegal gamblers

A recent study conducted in Hong Kong examined the characteristics of illegal gamblers. They conducted a face-to-face street survey of 512 gambling patrons, selecting 103 to be analyzed using convenience sampling. This study also revealed that a majority of illegal gamblers reported moderate to excessive gambling, with the largest proportions being middle-aged males and excessive gamblers. The study also found that many of these gamblers bet on legal games.

Legal gamblers

The difference between legal and illegal gamblers can be stark. The illegal market seems to be substantial, operating outside of official control and involving criminal behaviour. This leads to the question: who are illegal gamblers? And what are the consequences of engaging in this activity? Several studies have explored this question. The following are some key findings. However, there are many other factors that contribute to the growth of this industry. The authors discuss a few of these factors in this article.