Bingo Reliance – Fact or Fable?
Is it right to label as addicted to bingo? If so, should it be considered as an addiction only in certain cases, or would be more appropriate to come up with regulations that cover all that is or is not defined as an addiction to bingo? Opinions vary widely on this topic, so the answer would not be possible. However, this article attempts to analyze the accuracy of label addicted to bingo as the basic argument.
Entertainment has been around since the beginning of mankind, in various shapes and forms. As people grow, change entertainment as well, but the objective remains unchanged, namely to offer individuals a way to spend time doing things they enjoy. Because most (if not all) people need some form of entertainment in their lives, others began to exploit this need for entertainment to fill a “given”. This led to the formation of several branches of entertainment such as sports, music, movies, games, gambling, etc.
Bingo is a form of gambling in that it is a game of chance played for money or other stakes. It is also a form of entertainment in that at least some people do enjoy playing bingo, whether socializing because of financial expectations, or the simple love of the game. The main difference between an individual and play bingo, say, a record label signed artists, known on the new multi-million dollar contract is that in the first case the individual risk of his own money, while in both cases less risk in a company. However, in both cases is a form of gambling, in the case of record companies, he considers the present risk to generate profits in the future. In addition, the possibility that individuals who play bingo do it purely for entertainment purposes, not for financial gain as in the case of record companies.
Flipside is that there are documented cases where some of the best gaming (including bingo) has resulted in severe to life of individuals, ranging from depression to suicide bankruptcy, while the same can not be said to be signing new artists to record companies. But even in such cases, it is important to distinguish between pathological gambling and gambling addiction as a professional individuals (ie, a professional poker player) or the means to obtain large sums of money – in which case gambling is not a form of addiction, but the form of independent work .
Given the above information, the conclusion is that gambling in general and bingo in particular is likely to be labeled as an addiction in some cases, and entertainment in other cases. It falls to the individual to decide whether the reason for playing bingo is a fun, money or the need unsatiated.