Games of chance and betting provide a feeling of excitement. The more there is at stake, the more exciting. Your thoughts become fully absorbed in the game and you forget everything around you
Because the tension in gambling always increases and decreases, certain substances are released into the brain. That may cause a sort of intoxication or high. This intoxication is comparable with the use of alcohol or other drug use. People become totally absorbed in the game. That gives a nice feeling. This pleasant feeling may also turn into anger, irritability and depressive thoughts.