Most are considered to be social or recreational gamblers who gamble occasionally for the purposes of socialization, entertainment, and enjoyment.
However, while gambling is a more common behavior, adolescents who gamble have a higher risk of using illegal drugs and alcohol than do teens who do not gamble (State of Oregon, Center for Healthy Statistics, 2007).
Similarly, evidence suggests that many Indigenous people unable to participate fully in urban communities will gamble
as a way of dealing with social isolation or unemployment (McMillen et al.
Coaches might ask themselves, "Why should I worry if my athletes want to gamble
in their free time on activities such as cards or billiards?
HYPOTHESIS #1: THE FREQUENCY ONE GAMBLES
IS DETERMINED, IN PART, BY HIS OR HER RELIGION
As Shaffer points out, "There is an emerging body of evidence suggesting that illicit gambling among young people is increasing at a rate at least proportional to the opportunity to gamble
Most people are able to gamble
with little or no adverse consequences; they are commonly referred to as "social gamblers.