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  1. The desire for easy money is provoked by the brain as the fastest way to get resources – money, food. If a person has not learned the logic of “free cheese” in the course of his life, or has physiological tendencies to instinctive behavior, then he can easily succumb to excitement. The goal-victory-is accompanied by the release of substances in the brain that cause euphoria. They also stand out normally in all people with a feeling of pleasant, relaxing, delicious food.�

    Negative influence of the social environment, insufficient quality of education or natural intemperance – all this can lead to addiction.

  2. A person can perceive the game either as a process in which the result is based on chance, luck, luck, or as a process in which the result is based on his calculation, skill and endurance.

    I emphasize that it is based, not completely dependent. That is, the first person thinks “Of course, I can do something myself, but the main thing is to be lucky.” The second person thinks “Of course, luck affects, but the main thing is that I can do it myself.”

    The first one “gets hooked” and gets a gambling addiction, the second one doesn't. And from the essence of the game (slot machines, roulette, poker, preference, computer games) this does not depend at all, but depends only on the above subjective assessment of chances. The first player will get hooked on the same game and lose all the time and money, while the second player will not.

    The trick is that the former's attitude to the game is based on faith, while the latter's attitude is based on knowledge. And faith in that and faith that makes you rush again and again in search of a happy chance, which someone must have prepared for you, only until you are given out…)

    It goes without saying that more often ludomaniacs become in the field of games with a low impact on the result , for example, like Pushkin in “bank”) In such games, the only essentially rational way to influence the result (other than cheating) is to be aware of statistical probability – in other words, the ability to say “Stop!” to yourself after a certain number of attempts, regardless of their result…

  3. Any game can be exciting and addictive, not just playing cards. It depends on the psychology of the player himself, if he is a person prone to addictions, then any activity can cause addiction, and not just playing cards. But as for playing cards for money, it causes addiction, because it contains an element of risk and “pursuit of wealth,” that is, it creates the illusion of being able to “get rich”. As long as a person who plays cards for money holds on to this illusion and is gambling, he gets involved in addiction…and by the way, most likely he will never get rich (because loses the ability to coolly calculate the odds). For example, professional sports poker players who participate in tournaments always put the maximum chips (all-in) in cases of the highest probability. For them, there is practically no question of “betting or not” in a certain theoretical position, and if “the cards are not laid down correctly” – such a player calmly gets up from the table, says goodbye and leaves (if anything, entrance tickets in many tournaments are a fee of 20 thousand dollars and if you lose at the qualification stage, you lose money forever). And the inexperienced layman sits until the last one, discarding cards, and then, when his chips are reduced to almost zero, puts everything with discarded cards without any chance of success and if he miraculously wins, he doubles his small stack (the amount of game chips) and then starts to clamp down again and lose, or puts a second time in a row on luck and loses. Because this newcomer is distinguished by “excitement” and “desire to get rich” and the fear of failure dominates his game. Any “risky” player (in any game) is affected by two “diseases” – the fear of failure and the illusion of omnipotence. The player with the first disease is afraid to lose every time and therefore does not see an obvious win, the player with the second win is imagining in every game combination.

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