Although the majority of us are against the idea of gambling, some of us have tried our luck at the lottery (Which ironically, is a legal form of gambling).
A neighbour of mine once gambled a large portion of his money away. He told me that in order to win in a big way, one would have to bet a large sum of money; he had lost more times than he had won.
A former colleague of mine gambled until his entire salary was depleted; this proves that gambling is addictive.
Unfortunately, gambling is not only practised at casinos; it has found its way into schools and workplaces.
People who have a gambling addiction should not be afraid to seek professional help; the sooner they get help for it, they would have a better chance of saving their money or spending it wisely.
Many of us need to think twice before venturing into gambling, because the situation can end up being one of those figurative forest fires that gets out of control.