The Hidden Benefits of Gambling

This article lists some very simple and informative tips, highlighting the hidden benefits of gambling. This information will help you have a better gambling experience!

Some people do actually cringe at the thought of being called a gambler due to the stigma associate with it. There are many reasons why people gamble. Some gamble to forget their problems, others gamble just for fun, others just want to waste some time, others play seriously, while others gamble because they are addicted to it.

It must be noted that everything isn’t negative when it comes to gambling. There are many untapped benefits derived from gambling, which cannot be seen within the walls of the casino, or the race track, or in the social club.


In Las Vegas, a whopping 60 percent of the employment is attributed to the presence of casinos. Imagine what would happen to Las Vegas if all the casinos suddenly stopped operating.


It is important to have some self discipline when gambling. Gambling should be undertaken for the entertainment value, as it was intended to be. Some gamblers however cannot handle a loss and always think that the next card will be the one to salvage all losses, however never does. These types of gamblers only comprise one-fourth (25 percent) of the gambling population who cannot gamble responsibly.

Now, imagine the other 75 percent who gamble responsibly. These are the people who find the entertainment value of gambling and are never blinded by the illusion that hitting it big time just once is the key to financial freedom.

Unfortunately this small percentage of the gambling population gets the bad rap of how gambling can be so destructive. Families, friends, properties, jobs, crimes and deception permeate the destruction brought about by gambling but it is still a small portion of the gambling population.

Charity Work

Winnings from gambling are often used to provide the needed financial support of worthy causes and charities. The use of gambling activities such as bingos, slots or lotteries do ensure a percentage of the jackpot winnings remain tied up with charity institutions.

Some celebrities even show their prowess in card games like poker to provide entertainment for the viewers and winnings for the charity institution they represent.

Health benefit

Studies show that retirees aged 65 years old and above who do actually gamble tend to have less health issues such as depression, alcoholism and bankruptcy as they find gambling to be therapeutic as it does exercise their mind while keep them alert.

Although the studies were not conclusive, retiree gamblers tend to be recreational gamblers who find the entertainment value of gambling. They are healthier because they are healthy to begin with and not because they gamble.

In the end, it is not the gambling act itself that makes it beneficial or harmful to the individual. It is the decision of the individual if gambling would rule him or he would rule his gambling habit.