This has been a long standing belief, that gambling is a form of entertainment. This may be a belief for some. For many it may be a form of entertainment but for some they see a little bit more. Many people look into depth to gambling and many admit they really enjoy it. This makes them hard to avoid it.
When people gamble there are two games that are being played, the actual game and a wager amount. As you go along the game there is a tendency for you to increase your bets. This is when the addiction process usually starts.
Actual Game. The game itself challenges the player mentally. This is the part where people find entertainment. There are many factors involve when playing the game. One is the social factor.
Wager Amount. The wager side is the risk taking part. For most gamblers this is the part that is most entertaining. They try to chase the risks by betting even more.
It is wise and very important to separate these two. This will help you identify the entertaining part of gambling. If you find gambling more than an entertainment but as an addiction, you may need to consult an expert.