Living in this stressful city, the residents in Hong Kong may face different hardships in their daily lives. Some people choose to gamble when they feel stressful. Once gambling becomes their preferred way to relax, they may be trapped into addiction to gambling. Addiction to gambling brings varies of effects to us, which damages our normal lives and relation to family and peers.
Problems arising from the society, economy and individuals are the three effects off addition to gambling.
The changes in social values made by gambling addiction have influences on our social order.
According to “Teen Gambling: Understanding a Growing Epidemic,” Derevensky (2012), when people cannot achieve their desire, money expenses for gambling will be increased so as to fulfill their desired excitement. This growing desire is ...view middle of the document...
There is possible economic recession when addition to gambling becomes general social problems. Being addicted to gambling takes people’s time on gambling rather than working. They may give up their job for extra time enjoying the games. In “Teen Gambling: Understanding a Growing Epidemic,” mentioned that gamblers lose their job, educational or career opportunities, becoming unskilled and being less competitive. When the gamblers lose money, most of them return to the casino again rather than stop gambling. This will brings negative influences to the economy because of decreasing working population percentage and increasing unemployment rate. In “Impact of gambling: economic effects more measurable than social effects more measurable than social effects: report to the Honorable Frank R. Wolf, House of Representatives,” Leonard (2000) writes that when there is more gambler, casino industry will be encouraged and benefited. This is the only positive effect brought by addition to gambling
Mental problems and human-relation problems are also the effects caused by addiction to gambling individually. Gamblers usually face the problem of losing the games (losing money), which will makes them stressed, depressed even brings them mental illness. Under this situation, they will be emotional and easily irritated even lead to family violence. As described by the online site www.ehow.com, relationship between the gamblers’ family will be disintegrated easily because the connections between parents and children cracked down. Gamblers abort their parenting responsibilities. Even peers and relatives would try to avoid borrowings from gamblers. So addition to gambling brings negative effects to both mental health and family relation.
Addition to gambling brings several problems. Such as increasing illegal activities, people committing suicide, society become less competitive, mental and human relation problems.