It’s difficult for those who have not been there to understand the concept of a gambler and why he or she continues to play the games even when they are losing. It is a thrill to win but when they lose it is a letdown they cannot comprehend. They will continue playing with the hope they will win back the money they lost. No matter how many times they lose they will never accept they will not win their money back until the money they had is all gone. It is something that people fear for online gamblers as well. Here they can actually hide in their homes with their addiction.
The gambling problem has increased today with many casinos having ATM machines and thus providing gamblers the ability to take money off their credit cards or out of their bank accounts. This makes it extremely difficult for the families of gambling addicts who sometimes lose everything before they are willing to admit they have a problem and seek help.