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  1. 1. Worldwide Gambling By Maddie Parker and Caleb Winters
  2. 3. Types Of Gamblers <ul><li>Professional :  Gambling is his primary source of income; makes his living gambling. </li></ul><ul><li>Casual Social Gambler : Gambling is one of many forms of entertainment; gamble infrequently. </li></ul><ul><li>Serious Social Gambler : Gambles as a major source of entertainment; plays regularly at one or more types of gambling, and does so with great absorption and intensity. </li></ul><ul><li>Relief-and-Escape Gambler : Major activity in person's life of equal importance with family and business; but rest of life goes on without integrity being seriously impaired; more than a pastime. </li></ul><ul><li>Compulsive Gambler : Gambling is only thing in life; ignores family and business, and often turns to crime to support his/her habit. </li></ul><ul><li>Antisocial Personality : Life career is getting money by illegal means; those who gamble try to fix gambling games. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What Are Some Characteristics of Problem Gamblers? <ul><li>Problem gamblers are more likely to be male than female </li></ul><ul><li>Problem gamblers usually bet larger amounts on all forms of gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Problem gamblers gamble more frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Problem gamblers spend more time per gambling session
 </li></ul><ul><li>Problem gamblers are more likely to have been in trouble with the police </li></ul><ul><li>Problem gamblers are more likely to say they have been rejected by family members
  4. 5. Warning Signs <ul><li>Increasing preoccupation with gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Use of gambling as a way to escape problems or relieve depression </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to stop playing regardless of winning or losing, and despite constant vows to abstain </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness or irritability when attempting to cut down or stop gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Use of alcohol, sleep, or drugs to escape </li></ul><ul><li>Lying to family members or others to hide the amount of gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Wide mood swings </li></ul><ul><li>Belief when winning that it will not stop </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling another day to win back money lost gambling </li></ul>
  5. 6. Gambling Statistics <ul><li>The gambling industry has grown tenfold in the U.S. since 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Thirty-seven states now have lotteries </li></ul><ul><li>15 million people display some sign of gambling addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Two-thirds of the adult population placed some kind of bet last year </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling profits in casinos are more than $30 billion while lotteries are about 17 billion annually </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Players&quot; with household incomes under $10,000 bet nearly three times as much on lotteries as those with incomes over $50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling among young people is on the increase: 42 percent of  14-year-olds, 49 percent of 15-year-olds, 63 percent of 16-year-olds, 76 percent of 18-year-olds. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet gambling has nearly doubled every year since 1997 and in 2001 it exceed $2 billion </li></ul><ul><li>The average rate of divorce for problem gamblers is nearly double that of non-gamblers </li></ul><ul><li>The suicide rate for pathological gamblers is twenty times higher than for non-gamblers (one in five attempts suicide) </li></ul><ul><li>Sixty-five percent of pathological gamblers commit crimes to support their gambling habit </li></ul>
  6. 7. Gambling Myths <ul><li>Myth: People can predict if a coin is going to come up heads or tails when it is flipped. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fact: Each flip of the coin is an independent event. It doesn't matter what came up in the previous flip. The chances of heads or tails coming up in a single flip are 50 per cent, regardless of how many times you flip the coin. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Myth: There are systems that make it easier to predict winning lottery numbers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fact: It doesn't t matter how the numbers are picked; your odds of winning are always the same. Take a lottery like Lotto 6/49 for example. All the numbers are put into a drum and then mixed up. The selection is purely by chance. Each number has the same chance of being selected (a 1 in 49 chance to be exact). Your chances of winning with one ticket are 1 in 13,983,816. That means there is no system for picking lottery numbers. It is all a matter of luck and luck comes in two varieties: good and bad. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Myth: People can generally win their money back if they have a losing streak. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fact: This is simply not true and casinos exist because people don't win their money back. Think about it: how long would a casino that paid out more money than it took in be able to stay in business? The fact is that gamblers lose far more money than they win in these places. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Is There Such A Thing As A Safe Bet? <ul><li>All gambling or betting has an element of risk </li></ul><ul><li>Lessen the chance you'll develop a gambling problem by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>limiting the amount of money you bet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>limiting the amount of time you spend betting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continuing with other social opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not spending your winnings on gambling </li></ul></ul>