Although many people don’t realize it, a person stands to lose a lot more than just what‘s in the bet when they gamble. Gambling is an addiction just as serious as drugs or alcohol. People have gotten themselves so far in debt that they have committed suicide over their losses. Even if you don’t take your own life, lose to the wrong person or crowd and someone else may take it for you. So if you gamble, be careful and never bet more than you can comfortably afford to lose. Your very life may depend on it.