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Gambling and the dangers associated.

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Gambling did not start today and it is never going to end today except the world comes to an end.It has its origin dated as far back as the beginning of the world.we could say that it is as old as the world. Now over the years technological advancement didn't stop at just the movies and the lovely life style we all are enjoying but it has equally added to it some disadvantages maybe to those who have been unlucky in this journey. As far back as 1000bc it's popularity was not the one to be over emphasized. Now as the century and technology was advancing gambling started to advance with it. Let me do justice to the definition of gambling by the English dictionary,it defined gambling as a significant risk undertaken with a potential gain. Simply put a risky venture. Back in those days they place where people gathered or used to gather to gamble was at the bar or winehouse,one would then bet by deciding to give a fellow gambler or his or her opponent or opponents bottles of wine if he should loose and to also collect from them if he is to win.it continued like this up to a particular moment and then life bettle was introduced into the game,here the gamblers constructed a a wooden table with openings at the end with bettles placed in them and then they gamblers are asked to select the one the preferred and after they must have pointed at the one the really want,the race then begins,the bettle that gets to the hole first is the winner and by virtue the person who selected wins the race.but one evil thing associated with this system is that the players are violent in nature,they resort to fighting when they fill like the game or gamble is not going in their favour. It often ended in a clash between the participants. Gradually it started moving from that angle to the side of using human beings to fight human beings.althoug this was a practice invented by the roman empire.slaves were turned into a money making venture in which the gamblers came to place a bounty or some amount of money in the one whom they feel should win.with a law that stipulates that one if the persons fighting must be killed,this was the ones in which slaves were used for the fight.it continued this way up to a certain stage when people decided to abolish it due to it's barbaric actions,so after it's abolishment the bull fighting was raised,here people fought against animal, specifically the bull,they try to bring it down and gamblers often place money on the men and the bull .Even up to this very day,it is still being practiced. From then on the rich men in the world decided to go into gambling as a full-time business,that was when the casinos came into establishment,one is the "las vegas casino",this one is a very popular casino, celebrities normally go there too to rack their brain and engage in gambling. From there the gambling industry boomed and grew tremendously to where it is today. From there the advent of life gambling came in,foot ball teams are now being gambled on the bookie,and the company have so many ways by which they keep the eyes of the players glued to it. One of such ways is making virtually every thing playable on their gambling site,be it corner kick,or goal kick and even the scorelines. Now so many people have really benefited from this multibillion dollar industry and almost all who have participated got their fingers burnt and are still getting it burnt for those who are still into it.

I remember a yam seller at my area then,this man would put yams in his wheelbarrow and would be carrying it around looking for people to sell to,later he was lucky to win the sum of 6million in bet and was the beginning of his succes story. I also know of a final year student who won 8million and used it to establish himself. But then I know of a man who used their house rent to gamble and lost everything, possibly faced eviction due to this unwise decision,I equally know of too many students in higher institutions who have ruined their education by gambling with their school fees. I know of a guy who used all his life savings on this.i equally know a man whose children school fees couldn't be paid because he gambled with thier school fees. I Know of so many guys who are in the prison today as a result of gambling with the money belonging to their boss who employed then as either sales man to help in running their business. The list is an endless one.Now why do people engage in this dreadful act knowing fully well it will definitely make them?, except the booker's.

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Gambling has both it's good side and bad side, I've seen people who make fortune from gambling and I've seen someone who lost everything to gambling resulting to his death.

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