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Sports :: How Air Jordan Made Nike the Most Popular Athletic Shoe Company

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The most recent release within this lineup comes curtsy of the Air Jordan 2009, which represents a sports shoe that uses technology known as Articulated Propulsion Technology, which is based around the carbon fiber prosthetic running technology. They basically needed a way in which to reinvent themselves in order to appeal to the market once again, which is how the business relationship with Michael Jordan first came about. This attention soon became clear as many companies were starting to imitate the design in their own releases.

Each of the new Air Jordans that are created each push the boundaries of style and technology, an example of this can be seen within the third version of this athletic shoe that was created. Also within this version of the shoe, it was the first to feature the famous Jumpman logo. This shoe is definitely one of the most famous within the Air Jordan series.. However when the first shoe was released back in 1985, things didnt start out so smoothly and the release turned the athletic shoe industry upside down with some people praising its release while for others it caused nothing but controversy. Nike saw an opportunity in Jordan and as a result signed a $2.5 million deal with him for five years; Nike now stands as the most popular athletic shoe company in existence.

How Air Jordan made Nike the most popular Athletic Shoe Company

The designers responsible for the Air Jordans take aspects of Michael Jordans life, ideas and hobbies into account when producing the athletic shoes and as a result there are over 24 different models available. For one this type of shoe had never been released in anything but white whereas the Air Jordans were black with bold red detail, causing them to soon be banned from the basketball league, a ban that Jordan himself broke time and time again, resulting in Nike getting fined but to Nike this was ok as people were starting to pay attention to the shoe. Out of all the sneakers that were produced within this brand it is this version that is said to be the favorite of Michael Jordan; in fact he wore this version during the 1988 Dunk Championship, which he went on to win along with many other historical events during his career. This was designed by Tinker Hatfield and was the first within this product line to feature a visible air unit on the heel, similar to that of the Nike Air Max. This offers an array of style, color and design for you to take advantage of; so basically with the amount of choice that is open to you, the Air Jordan makes the perfect shoe to be worn not just on the basketball court but also on a daily basis as well.

Since its first release back in 1985 there have continually been new designs of the Air Jordan Athletic shoe released each year, even after Jordan retired from basketball. It is this increase in technology and the advancements that have come with it as well as Michael Jordans input that has pushed Nike to be the most popular Athletic Shoe Company in society today, a title that looks like its going to get stronger as more and more shoes are created and released.

Before 1984 Nike had absolutely no credit in the basketball world, in fact it faced jeopardy from the fast paced sportswear market in general see here

Not Family Friendly: Fan Misbehavior at Pro Sports Venues

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The framework for ejecting fans is somewhat in place; however, the stomach to follow through remains somewhat lacking. This melee led to several player suspensions, yet was initiated by outrageous fan behavior. Its almost surprising that this was a baseball crowd, as football fans seem to be the most wound up. The NBA code prohibits offensive language, unruly behavior, throwing things onto the basketball court and fan entry onto the court. This nervous tension impacts all our social interactions. The team, in conjunction with the league, can set the terms under which the seat usage or the license is exercised. Fans of the visiting team can get verbally eviscerated by the home crowd. Similarly, the NFL doesnt allow illegal behavior and fans are not permitted to throw anything onto the field of play. Fans curse and scream more than ever. Many parents consider taking their children to professional athletic contests to be irresponsible, given the poisonous atmosphere. Walking around the concourse at halftime, I realized that I was among the most sober of the spectators. The MLB code of conduct is very similar. We submit to them because we know its a requirement in order to attend the game.

Codes of Conduct

Each of the NBA, NFL and MLB governing bodies have adopted fan codes of conduct. A San Francisco Giants fan was beaten so badly he lapsed into a coma after an assault outside of Dodger Stadium in 2011. The sports leagues should also recognize that creating family zones is an investment in creating loyal fans from the younger generation who will continue to attend games in the years ahead.

Fan unruliness has reached epidemic proportions at sporting events. Fans can be ejected for breaking the rules set forth in the code of conduct. Pro sports teams have more security personnel available for games than ever, but security appears to become involved only in the most egregious of circumstances. While sometimes annoying and time consuming, most all of us understand the need for these types of security measures. My friends and I grilled and drank beer for a couple hours before going into the stadium. Alcohol feeds the beast of fan anger.


Another ingredient in the negative fan behavior recipe is sports betting. Having family sections widely available seems to be the best compromise to me. They certainly love to attend games when their parents go to the stadium. These family friendly sections don’t allow alcohol. Road rage fights are not uncommon. We should be able to enjoy games with our kids without fear of what they might see and hear. Whether a team offers this type of section depends in large part on whether or not they already achieve sell outs on a regular basis. The fans of the other team have become true enemies instead of rivals. If fans are still filling up the stadium, then the teams are less likely to offer any type of family alcohol free zone.. Yelling at each other has become more commonplace. Unfortunately, professional sporting events have thousands of inebriated spectators together at once, each feeding off the other.

The infamous NBA brawl between players and fans began after a fan threw beer at Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace). We all seem to be more stressed than ever. If youve put significant coin on the game youre attending and your team isnt doing well or isnt covering the spread, youre likely not going to sit quietly and let it happen. Baseball clubs

are also permitted to have additional, more restrictive, rules of conduct in place.

While the codes of conduct themselves may be helpful, actual enforcement is another story. Excessive consumption of alcohol makes all of us act out. A recent Orlando Sentinel article recounts Stan Van Gundy’s description of a fan screaming vulgarities behind the bench during Pat Riley’s coaching return at Madison Square Garden, all while the fan is standing next to his young daughter.[1]Fans act out in ways previously unimaginable, as if paying the price of admission allows any kind of behavior towards the opposing players and coaches. Youre going to yell and scream and what you say may not be pretty.Assault

Some sporting rivalries have become more intense as fans of each team mistreat each other. Thankfully, physical assaults are not keeping pace with verbal abuse, but opposing fans cant feel entirely safe in many professional sports stadiums. Children often bond with the same teams as their parents. Many families cant attend games with young children due to fan behavior, even if they can afford the astronomical ticket prices. Most of the people in the crowd were not merely buzzed, they were completely hammered. Teams certainly are not going to prohibit alcohol at events, which is a major contributing factor.

Family Sections

As a middle ground to allow most fans to continue business as usual and to also encourage family attendance, many teams offer family seating sections. I drank more beer once we were inside. We have more hooligans than ever.

Response of Teams and Leagues

A sports ticket is a license to attend an event. I recall attending a Monday night football game once after tailgating for several hours. After all, the fans attending the games are customers of the teams and its not necessarily good for business to eject paying customers. What are the causes and what should be done to allow children to enjoy games with their parents?

Negative AtmosphereBackground Stress

Social interaction these days is more negative than ever. If spectators are more stressed than ever before even stepping foot into a stadium, then the tension is multiplied many times over by having fifty thousand or more of us sitting elbow to elbow.


Exacerbating the added stress load of the fans in general, alcohol is added to the mix. For instance, we are all familiar with searches of belongings before entering sports venues. If most fans accept the current atmosphere, then allowing them to continue spewing obscenities isn’t see here

Baseball Handicapping Formula – How To Become Great at Baseball Handicapping

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There is no license or certification required. The only way to fully grade a handicappers picks is over the entire season.

I would define the best baseball handicapper a one who is truly knowledgeable on the sports. You might have a nice run for a week, start thinking you have the best system in the world then lose the next 10 games. It is better to be lucky than be good, right. Anyone can create a formula and start using it, but it has to be tested. Many get lucky but luck only happens occasional. Let’s make it simple and say that a baseball handicapper is a person that analyzes two baseball teams and attempt to picks the winner.

Now you are probably reading this article because you want to know who is best. That is the easy part just about all handicappers claim to be the best.

Just what is abaseball handicapper? According to Wikipedia: Baseball Handicapping is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning. Then there are the side variable such as weather conditions, disputes among the players sand mental state of the players. The only way to test a formula is to use through an entire baseball season. Be consistent with your bets and use proper money management and you will the best baseball handicapper.

The fact is anyone can claim to be good atbaseball handicapping. The bestbaseball handicappersin one who thoroughly follows the game, uses a proven system along with all those miscellaneous variables to determine their selections. Part of being a good handicapper is promoting yourself as one. Luck has a lot to do with it. My feelings on this are not one individual can be giving that title. Baseball handicapping is not all based on skill. Follow the game, use a proven baseball betting formula, there are many available. A good handicapper will take all this information and plug into their handicapping formula.. Remember to distinguish the difference between just lucky and picking the right side. I am a true believe that anyone can be the best baseball handicapper if they so desire. Don’t confuse being lucky for being good.

Now a proven winning formula is mandatory. This formula must be battle tested. For effectivebaseball handicappingyou need to follow a formula. Baseball season is very long and there are many ups and downs for every team. A handicapper that just picks games without close examination is one that I would avoid. There is no government rating nor is there any real tracking system. You just start analyzing ball games and select your winners. They must be up to date with all trades, injuries, trends and current statistics see here

Horse Racing Betting Strategies and Tips

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Place Bet – A bet that the horse you chose will come in second (a place bet is also a winning bet if the horse you chose comes in first).

Win Bet – A bet that the horse you chose will win the race.

Exacta Bet – A bet on the exact first and second place finishers in exact order.

To place a $2 Exacta Box bet on horse 2 and 5, you would say, “<Track Name>, $2 Exacta Box on Numbers 2 and 5″ (keep in mind that this is actually a $4 bet since you are boxing the bet).

Show Bet – A bet that the horse you chose will come in third (a show bet is also a winning bet if the horse you chose comes in first or second).

Daily Double Bet – A bet on the first place finishers in two consecutive races.

To place a $2 Win bet on horse number 7, you would say, “<Track Name>, $2 to Win on Number 7″.

Box Bet – Any of the above bets can be boxed for an additional wager. At this point, some people like to spend some time on the paddock to see the horses being walked from the stable to the track, as it adds to the horse racing experience and occasionally one might notice something about a horse that influences the way they bet, such as a horse that appears sluggish or one that seems like it is in exceptional shape.

Trifecta Bet – A bet on the exact first, second, and third place finishers in exact order.. For example, instead of paying $2 for an Exacta bet that requires the horses to finish in an exact first and second place order, you can pay $4 for an Exacta Box bet, and you will win the Exacta bet regardless of which of the two horses comes in first.

The reason why you need to start out with the <Track Name> is because you can bet on horse races at many tracks from the horse track you are currently at, so you need to specify the track to the betting clerk.

Once you have taken the time to look over the racing program and the professionals’ advice, it is time to start figuring out which bets you would like to place for the upcoming race. The point is to have fun, not to go home without money you need to pay your bills.

The following is the correct way to place a bet with a betting clerk:

Win, Place, and Show Bet (a.k.a. Across The Board Bet) – Bets on the first, second, and third place finishers; each act as a separate bet.

While there are a variety of bets, the following are the most common bets, and are more than enough for beginners. Never bet more than you can afford to lose. To keep things fun and not risk too much money, most beginners make $2 bets see here

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Some Tips To Help You Win at Daily Fantasy Sports

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In Daily Fantasy Sports (or DFS) players put together a team and compete head to head or in large scale tournaments against other players online. 50/50 contests are those which have 50/50 odds. Let’s face it we all think we are great at whatever fantasy sport we like to play but the idea that it is possible to win tournaments that pay out the top 10% of scorers is about as likely as the odds of beating the stock market consistently. This will keep your bankroll stable and allow you to have all the fun of “lotto ticket” tournament play while minimizing the need to add cash to your account.

Don’t Fall in the Trap

Since both types of contests are fun to play and I do love the excitement of large scale tournaments my system involves playing both types but spreading the bets around so that in essence the 50/50 entries pay for the tournament entries. Generally that means a 4 or 5 to one ratio of 50/50 to Tournaments. They provide weekly in-depth analysis and cheat sheets for Fanduel and Draftkings Daily Fantasy Football lineups. That way assuming I picked an above average team the $20 will return $40. All of the participants choose from the same player pool. 50/50 and Large Scale Tournaments. If I happen to place in or win a tournament it could mean thousands or more.

I’ve been an avid player for the past 4 years and have grown my bankroll and even pulled out funds (after tournament wins) on occasion. There are a few similar sites out there so do your research!. The other type are large scale tournaments with big prizes for the winners. The key to long term success in daily fantasy sports is focusing on 50/50 odds entries. Still over time entering low odds tournaments is a road to an empty bankroll. Realistically even someone that has very little fantasy football knowledge could simply construct lineups using their advice column. The key is a disciplined betting strategy combined with research and a high level of knowledge in the sport you choose to play.

There are two main types of contests players can participate in. Typically these can be anything from 100 to 10,000 participants with prizes ranging from a few hundred dollars to a million or more.


One of the best sites for Daily Fantasy Advice, particularly dealing with Fantasy Football is . That however can not be said of the 50/50 odds match-ups. In simpler terms, for each lineup I come up with I’ll bet $20 on 50/50 odds and $5 in a low odds tournament. If I lose the tournament I’m still left with $35. That’s great if you don’t mind adding money to your account all the time. In those we simply need to be slightly above average to win consistently.

What is Daily Fantasy Sports?

The key to long term success in Daily Fantasy is finding the right balance of entries in the various contest types in any given week. Daily Fantasy Sports is a new take on Fantasy that has been on the rise ever since the courts ruled Fantasy Sports betting to be a game of skill rather then “Gambling”. Remember that the rule of thumb is for each lineup 80-20% ratio of $ s entered in 50/50 odds vs tournaments. Much like buying lotto tickets the excitement of the possibility of winning tens of thousands of dollars in a single lineup entry is hard to resist. That can either be going head to head against another randomly selected player or in a tournament with 50/50 odds where the top half of participants win. The odds of winning depends on what type of contests players choose to participate in.

Different Tournament Types:

Do Your Research

Most new players are attracted to the large scale high prize tournaments. They might even get lucky and actually place in one of those tournaments once in a while see here

It’s a Girl Thing – InfoBarrel

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Maybe some of my friends called jumping rope a girls thing, I knew better. Then is 1828 in Websters Dictionary, the game is described as being played by boys. Instead, she wanted to jump rope, play jacks, hopscotch and beauty salon. There are variations of the game played too. The jacks, however, must be picked up in sequence. For example he is credited with inventing military ranks and pessoi a Greek forerunner of chess and yes, the earliest form of jacks played much as it is played today except today metal or plastic jacks and a rubber ball are used.

Back then, however, jacksby any other nameprobably entertained the troops fighting in the Trojan War. Sounds pretty typical, does it not?

Its a Girl Thing

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You know, as I think about it. At first the player must pick up one jack, called onesies and then two, twosies and so on. As I recall we had a jump-rope too which we took turns with.

There are historians who also believe that the ancient Chinese played an early variation of hopscotch; a game with religious or spiritual meaning with the puck representing the soul.


No one knows the origins of jumping ropethere are paintings of children jumping rope from Medieval Times. Once you reach the end of the course you have to turn around and hop back using one or two legs depending on the squares until you reach the markeryou have to pick up the marker and continue to the end without touching a line or stepping in a square with someone elses marker. Had I known all this way back when, I wouldnt have worried so much about my buddies seeing me playing hopscotch with my cousin but, after all, back then I was convinced that hopscotch was, indeed, a girls thing.

Jacks have a more traceable history. I was pretty darned good at it too!

By: J. If youve ever played the game, you will know all thisthe rules are fairly universal.

Roberta and I spent many a hot, summer day jumping rope and having a great time. One day she marked off a small square in my grandmothers back yard, put a kitchen chair in it and told me that this was her salon and I was her customer.

She had me sit in the chair and then she washed my hair with the hose and afterwards curled my hair with bobby pins. She was two years older than me and what a knockout for an eight year oldI immediately had a crush and followed her around, as is said, like a puppy.

What we do know for certain is that jackswell, that is, knucklebone was extremely popular with the Romans as it was with the Greeks and as I understand it, there were nearly three dozen different scores that a player could gain with a single throw and so I assume that knucklebones either began or eventuated into a gambling game; a game that probably preceded dice. My Uncle Jim was a heavy weight boxer and he jumped rope a lot!

The confirmed record, however, does not appear until 1677 when it is referred to in Poor Robins Almanac called, Scotch Hopper. Well, it is thought that the Trojan War as well as Palamedes is mere Greek mythology. I was in love you see.


Knucklebones Ancient Rome Knucklebones 17th century

When I was a young kid, I did all the boy things: I climbed trees; jumped off roofs, played cowboys and rolled toy cars and trucks across roads I built in the dirt into all kinds of fantasies. In fact, the early name for jumping rope was Double Dutch.

Then when I was around six or so, my cousin Roberta came to visit. Wed have to hop on one foot landing on each single squareexcept the one where the stone marker landed and straddle the double squares using both feet. And, my six year old manhood was not jeopardized either. Originally the game was called knucklebones and was taught by Palamedes, known for his inventions in very ancient time. Some say the game originated in China or Egypt but there is no concrete history to back up the claim. What we do know for sure, however, is that it was the Dutch who introduced jump rope to America. Jacks

While hopscotch is a girls thing you might be interested in knowing that it wasnt always. If this is true, imagine how difficult hopscotch would be when wearing full armor.

Roberta and I both loved jumping rope and in order to do so we would tie a rope to a tree with one of us swinging the rope in a loop while the other jumped. I must have looked as silly as I felt but if thats what Roberta wanted to do, thats what we did. The winning player is the one who picks up the most jacks. And, incidentally, there is a painting that was excavated at Pompeii showing two goddesses competing in the game of knucklebones. Well, we cant know that for sure since the game of jacks had to come from someplace, right?

Anyway, the game is pretty simple: The ball is usually bounced off the ground and while its in the air the jacks are picked up. That is, some games call for two bounces of the ball but admittedly I was never that good.

Rope Jumping

When she closed her beauty shop for the day we played other games she liked and we always had a great time! It is my intent to tell you about those games in this article since historically they all have their stories.

Roberta loved to play jacks and so we played it a lot when we had to come into the house at night. Perhaps jacks became a girls thing in Pompeii?

Hopscotch can be played in a few ways but I think we were pretty traditional. see here

How to Bet Proposition Bets at a Sportsbook by RJ Bell

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The same holds true for major team sports like NFL and college football, NBA and college basketball and MLB baseball. Matchup Betting

Furthermore, a tennis match would be considered a tournament-style head-to-head matchup since the competitors involved directly play against each other in the event. Props, also known as exotic wagers, are also extremely popular on high-profile team sporting events like the Super Bowl in Las Vegas . If her opponent pulls off the upset, $100 bet on the underdog would profit $360 (plus the return of the $100 risked).

Every $400 bet on Serena nets a $100 profit if she wins (plus the return of the $400 risked).

Here’s how the money line would be listed: Serena Williams -400 / #102 Ranked Opponent +360. For more information on how this works, be sure to check out How to Read the Money Line. These are not fixed and are adjusted by sportsbooks several times leading up to the event and are sometimes released months before an event. So be aware of all your wagering options and don’t miss out on the excitement non-team sports have to offer with prop betting!

Betting sides and totals on major sports like baseball, basketball and football are the most common wagers available everywhere. Unlike team sports such as football, non-team sports also have multiple events over the course of a year, so “Betting to Win” obviously happens much more frequently than a once a year NFL futures bet on the Super Bowl winner does.

What player will score the game’s first touchdown

For non-team sports like golf, boxing, tennis and NASCAR, “Matchup Betting” offers an alternative to simply betting on the event’s winner. For example, you can bet on:

The main advantage of futures is that you can get appealing odds by betting far in advance of when the event takes place. However, many sportsbooks also offer proposition bets (or props short) for gambling on non-team sports like golf, tennis, boxing and auto racing – including NASCAR – due to their growing popularity. In exchange for a lesser payout, field bettors gain the advantages of having more than one entrant that can win for them. The Imperial Palace Casino’s sportsbook is well-known for the enormous number of prop bets offered. The two main ways of wagering on non-team sports are “Betting to Win” an event and “Matchup Betting” which pits an individual against another individual or a group of individuals.

As you can see, there’s much more to betting than simply totals and sides, especially when it comes to gambling on non-team sports.

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For example, if Serena Williams faced an overmatched opponent in the U.S.

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RJ Bell 2006


What team will win the coin toss

Group matchups are another way “matchup betting” is used which is particularly popular in golf and auto racing events like NASCAR, where you can select whether a leading competitor or a few other lesser competitors will finisher higher amongst the group, with the odds again based on money lines. A NFL future bet on a team to win the Super Bowl might be 20/1 in the preseason; but by midseason, their odds might decrease to 10/1 if they turn out to be legitimate championship contenders.

An example with team sports would be NFL futures, where you often can get much higher odds on a team by betting before the season starts.

“Betting to Win” an outcome event like The Masters is the most common way to wager on individuals competing for a particular non-team title. For example, betting on the 2006 Masters golf tournament now might get you much better value on Tiger Woods, who may be 10/1 at this moment but dip to 6/1 closer to the event if he is on a roll.

Proposition bets for non-team sports are not limited to “Betting to Win” an event and “Matchup Betting” but those are the primary ways to wager on them.

Betting to Win

It is very important to note that not all the competitors in an event may be listed, so another betting option is on the “field” which includes all other competitors not listed.

What will be the exact margin of victory

Before every major event in non-team sports like golf, tennis and auto racing, futures are set by oddsmakers. The odds on a “field” bet are typically comparable to a bet on the favorite in order to protect sportsbooks from taking a big hit if a major upset occurs. . Other examples of props for non-team sports include what racing team will finish highest in a particular NASCAR race (Chevy, Ford or Dodge) or how many rounds will the fight between Mike Tyson and Kevin McBride last (Over/Under 8.5 rounds). “Matchup Betting” generally involves an individual going up against another individual in a head-to-head event, such as a tennis match, and the odds are determined using the money line. Since golf and NASCAR both have pre-qualifying, not everybody makes the cut to the final day of competition, and these group matchups require all individuals to qualify in order to be eligible for action. An artificial head-to-head matchup involves competitors in an event like a golf tournament or auto race who are indirectly competing against each other since in reality they are competing against everybody in the field, not just one other competitor. Open tennis tournament, a reasonable money line would require Serena bettors to risk $400 to win $100 while a $100 bet on her opponent would win $360. These artificial matchups are also fake in the sense that bookmakers are the ones creating them – solely for betting purposes – and different books will often offer different matchups see here

Negative Effects of Gambling

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Their mental state can even lead to suicidal tendencies.

? Gambling at the cost of one’s job results in a decline in the quality of his professional life. Some take to substance abuse to supplement the high they get from winning huge sums while gambling. Because of this, they land in worse situations and take the wrong decisions in life.

? Gamblers often exhibit mood swings and a strangely secretive behavior. It soon becomes a habit that can’t be broken.

Gambling = Thoughtless Expenditure + Waste of Time

? Children of parents who are problem gamblers or gambling addicts tend to feel abandoned and angry, further increasing stress and leading to strained family relations.

? The addiction to gambling can leave one in bankruptcy. Due to lost mental peace, they may ill-treat their spouse and children. Sports betting and arbitrage betting are the other types. On giving a serious consideration to the negative effects of gambling, we realize that it is best avoided.

Mental and physical health problems, financial issues, and conflicts in the family are among the common negative effects of gambling. Forget satisfaction or peace, it is not even refreshing in the real sense. In the following sections of this Buzzle article, we discuss the negative effects of gambling on the individual and society.

? According to the University of New York, in people with alcohol use disorders, the chances of developing an addiction to gambling are 23 times higher.. Some go that way to forget the sorrow of losing big sums when gambling.

? An Austrian study said that around 1 in 5 suicidal patients had a gambling problem.

? Studies show that children with a sibling or parent addicted to gambling, are more likely to take to substance abuse.

? The costs of treating compulsive gamblers are huge. Betting is a mentally taxing activity, and as one goes on risking more and more money, anxiety starts building.

Gambling refers to the betting of money on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the intent of winning additional wealth. A study by the same university suggested that 73% of the individuals who are imprisoned are found to be problem gamblers.

Games offered in casinos, table games like poker, Red Dog, and Blackjack, as also electronic games like Slot Machine and Video Poker are some of the common types of gambling. In spite of the losses incurred, they continue betting. The stress of risking huge amounts of money or the frustration after losing it can increase the tendency of abuse in gamblers. When they lose the money they had risked, they further gamble to recover the lost amount and it becomes a vicious circle even they can’t escape from.

? The stress from gambling may lead to health issues like ulcers, stomach problems, muscle pains, headaches, and problems with sleep.

? Apart from absence at work and drop in efficiency, a common observation is that gamblers tend to steal money and engage in fraudulent behavior to recover from financial losses incurred when gambling, or to get more money to bet.

? Gambling is practiced as a means of recreation. It can drag you into crime, gambling isn’t fun.

? Additionally, rehabilitation and public assistance systems are taxed.

? Addiction to gambling has been linked with substance abuse. It only leads to a thoughtless expenditure of money and valuables.

? Similar to how an individual keeps consuming substances like drugs or alcohol to experience an altered mental state, he continues to gamble. Thus, gambling practices cause a huge financial burden on the families of the affected and on the society at large.

? People continue gambling with the greed of winning money. The skill of a gambler lies in weighing the three parameters and making a decision about what amount should be staked and how much should be expected in return.

Compulsive gambling leads to bankruptcy

? As gambling leads to increased criminal activities, in a way, gamblers add to the burden on prisons and the legal system.

Initially, one looks at gambling as a way to run away from life’s problems, or from stress, anger, and loneliness. Rehabilitating the gambling addicts needs money and time, and the process is not very easy. The two go hand in hand. To add to the so-called merry atmosphere, gamblers often smoke or drink while playing.

? Over time, the practice of gambling starts becoming a habit and begins to have damaging effects at psychological, physical, and social levels. The effect is similar to that of having a drug or a drink, which is why gambling changes one’s mental state and mood.

? A majority of those addicted to gambling have substance abuse disorders.

? Problem gamblers and addicts tend to abuse their family members. The addiction robs a gambler of all the productive time and leads to loss of efficiency at work. According to the National Research Council, 10 to 17% of the children of problem gamblers have been abused and so have 25 to 50% of the partners of problems gamblers.

? People who fall prey to gambling tend to remain away from their families and waste money on other bad practices. This proves to be detrimental to their social and family life. It causes a decline in his/her work performance, thus hampering his career.

? They start borrowing money and take secret loans. The greed never ends and they keep betting more and more. The addiction leads people to continue with gambling irrespective of whether they earn or lose in the deal. The addiction has negative effects on one’s physical and mental health and it proves to be detrimental to one’s social, personal, and professional life. They tend to stay away from their near ones, resulting in distrust between them and their loved ones.

? Gambling has proven to be addictive. Addiction to gambling, coupled with substance abuse can make the gamblers physically abusive towards their family. Thus, gambling can have a grave economic impact which is difficult to see here