Fun Travel Facts – What Makes Casinos so Addictive?


We live in a modern world where technology plays a major role. The technology itself, connected to the internet, has pros and cons. Combination of those two give an infinite number of possibilities online and online gambling is one of those. Gambling exists for a couple of centuries, but now it is more addictive than ever.  After a short period of time, it gets in your blood and all you think about is how to get in a game again. But, what is that what makes casinos and gambling so addictive?

1. When people walk in a casino, there is a great chance someone they know will see them (family, friends, cousins). People that gamble are usually judged by the others. Also, people hired in a casino will remember them, and if a customer only keeps loosing, they would easily get ashamed because of that. Then they tend to resort and find online casinos. Playing in an online casino is so much easier for gamblers as they can enjoy it from their homes, jobs, or even through the phones/tablets in a public transport. Said shortly-whenever they want and have internet access.

2. There is such a wide range of games online. Blinks and adds, sound effects and pictures make a player feel like he is in a real casino. On a site full of options and games, it is hard to resist to try as many as possible. Most visited and most popular sites have more thousand games available. The catch is that playing is free for the start, so you can learn how to play a game, with a virtual fake money. This free type of games is made that way that you win in most cases. This gives you confidence that you can play with real money and make a profit, but only till you really try to do that.

3. If you don’t take some steps to protect yourself and your money, it is very possible that your personal bank account will be only a click away. Most players don’t make a bank account made for gambling only, so they play with all the money they have at that moment. They think they have control over things, but that’s not true. The game actually takes control over YOU and soon all of your money is gone. You think you can win if you try one more time. That one time becomes x1000. Don’t ever reveal your personal information, credit card number and password to the untrusted sites.

4. Gambling can sometimes be a way out or distraction out of problems a person can have. Whether that is a problem in a family, emotional one or financial, people usually search for something that will occupy them and forget about everything. Running away from problems doesn’t make them disappear so as they still exist, one can always go back to gambling.

It is very important though that a person knows they are becoming an addict. If you spend 2-3hrs or more every day playing online casino, there is a great possibility to turn into an addict. Be careful with games and your time, do gambling for fun and everything will be under control.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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