As we all probably already know, gambling doesn’t start as a problem; it could be our time away from every day’s pressures, a bit of excitement or an opportunity to get out and socialize. But no matter whether you bet on sports, scratch cards, casino games or bingo, at one moment gambling may become a problem. Gambling addiction or compulsive gambling is a type of impulse-control disorder meaning that gamblers are no longer able to control the impulse to gamble even when they know they are hurting themselves and people around them. The same as with other addictions, dopamine plays an important role because it explains the feeling of euphoria when we win. But the problem isn’t the chemical itself; it’s because gamblers need more dopamine in order to feel the sensation of happiness most other people feel.
One site that I really like and I enjoy to spend my time is Sin City Casino. They have different slots and they are very interesting; most of them are also new to me. This time I wanted to play games I haven’t had a chance so far. The first one was the “The Anaconda Eye” slot and I liked it from the start. It has some very amusing animations and more importantly, I didn’t have many empty spins. I triggered 18 Free Spins winning €9.12 – that was modest but not too bad. When I finished playing the slot, my balance was just over €20 – I earned almost €6. The other slot I played was “Art Bandits” and it started bad, I lost some money but it seemed it just took some time to warm up. I even raised my balance to €25 and that was very nice because I did it only in the base game – I triggered no feature. After that slot turned cold so I just had to stop playing, I didn’t want to lose all my money so easily.
Maybe I don’t need much dopamine to be happy but I did have a good time with these slots. After all, I do play slots to have fun and when it happens to get some big win, I do my best to cash out and not waste those winnings.