We can read quite often in the general gambling news about problems which people have with gambling addiction and that can be online gambling or any form of gambling including lotteries or bingo but what is never reported in the gambling news is that for most normal people gambling is just a pastime like any other. There are also people who are addicted to eating crisps or smoking both of which can affect life expectancy and while online gambling can affect your wealth it is only in very extreme cases where lives are destroyed but of course it is these cases that make the gambling news. Online gambling companies do their very best to ensure that problems are spotted early and unusual or particularly large transactions can be flagged up for further investigation. Some gambling news reports suggest that large wins can possibly trigger addiction which makes sense in a way as there is nothing like a win to get the adrenaline flowing but then again if somebody never won they would probably not continue to gamble for very long. Of course in any one session it is possible to lose continually but everybody wins at some time and it does not necessarily create the desire to up the stakes. Most online casino gamblers are aware that the house has the edge and even when gambling on sports the odds are always in favour of the bookmaker so armed with that information every good gambler knows that it is likely to cost money just like any other form of entertainment but it has more to do with the excitement of putting your own money on the line and trusting your luck when casino gambling or in the case of sports gambling possibly testing your skill and knowledge against the experts. Whichever it is most people do not have a problem with online gambling.