Many of us would look at gambling as illegal, therefore, bad. So why is it that so many people, rich and poor, still have fun playing gambling games? Well, the simple truth is that these games of chance have their advantages too and are not pure evil as many uniformed people would have you believe.
Gambling helps us learn the ability to utilize money. Some people get scared, even hysterical, when they lose big amounts of play money when they play pretend poker or bingo. It makes one think, if this can be the possible behavior when playing pretend gambling, how much more when you’re dealing with real, huge amounts of money?
If one can handle his money well in playing, the game would last long. If one’s wise enough, he would learn that he could apply this ability of using the right amount of money in real life. Reality bites, if one’s spontaneous with spending money, it won’t last long in our pockets.
Gambling requires critical thinking skills. Gambling games are just like chess, it takes a patient and careful mind to predict or analyze the situation. One must try to figure out what his opponent is planning. Although it’s hard to tell what the next situation might be, it’s good to think about what you can do if ever things come to worse. Relating this to our daily lives, we all must have long-term and short term goals so that we’ll have a keen sense of direction. A person with logical thinking knows what to do even if life gets hard on them.
Gambling serves as a hobby. However, if it is handled the wrong way, it could destroy relationships and one’s personal life. Gambling as a hobby is good, especially to those who are bored and/or too stressed with work. At least, you have something to do other than the usual routine. It is good because minds are used and buttocks are heated up. Remember, too much gambling is risky, way riskier than the game itself.
Gambling can develop new and special relationships. From your playmate or opponent, to your seatmate, to the game crew, to local bystanders, you can meet almost anyone in just one session. An important part in games like these is communication. You can never avoid talking to someone wherever you’re playing. With sensible talking, who knows what can happen between two or more people?
See, from a word with negative conation, there still are good things that can be seen. Just a reminder, you can never have too much of a good thing, and of course, too little of a bad thing. Have fun, and don’t forget to keep control.