Gambling which generally starts as a means of entertainment to pass time quickly becomes an addiction if you cannot control the urge to stop playing it. A compulsive gambler is not able to control the urge of gambling and will try to beg, borrow or steal to feed the habit, which becomes a sort of mental illness. There are many myths attached to gambling that forces people to have a negative attitude towards this recreational sport that feeds several families and is the only hope for people from humble origins that are aspiring for millions without indulging in crime.

There are several ways of enhancing your earnings with gambling without getting addicted to it among which the first is self control and acceptance of your limitations. Let us discuss the signs of danger so you know that it is time to draw the line and withdraw.

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  1. You are unable to stop – The first sign of danger occurs when you cannot stop a game even though you are losing. When your game has started as a fun challenge then keep it at that level and do not let overwhelm you. Sometimes people allow gambling to engulf their whole life and are unable to quit.
  2. Gambling with money you need – When you gamble with money that is meant for real needs like fees, bill payments, groceries and other important requirements then it another sign of danger. Sometimes people even go to the extent of borrowing money for gambling which can be risky and dangerous.
  3. Making bigger bets to recover lost money – A balanced gambler is able to get the most out of gambling by knowing when to quit the table without making significant losses. A situation worse than borrowing money to gamble is when you make bigger bets to recover lost money and become anxious with every loss but cannot quit the ga