Gambling, for many, is a recreational activity. Playing the lottery, a few rounds on a slot machine, betting on a horse, and a short stint in a casino is fun. If you win, great. If not, so be it.
But, for some people, gambling is a compulsion. The gambler is unable to walk away from that potential win and will invest everything they have, even money they don’t have. They lose everything, their livelihoods and families.