As much as gambling provides entertainment, fun and an opportunity to make profits; individuals should beware of the negative effects of gambling since it can lead to loss of their ability to gamble responsibly. Responsible gambling means that people should only spend or use a prescribed amount of money on the game and nothing more. Since gambling provides fun, entertainment and a profit making opportunity, some people get excited, curious and carried away with false hopes that they are likely to win much more than their initial amount. This motivates them to engage in prolonged gaming which finally makes them to lose whatever they had initially. In anticipation to make profits, they end up making losses and spending the money initially not budgeted for the game. Afterwards, they find themselves broke and not even able run their families responsibly. When such a situation happens to an individual, he or she is said to have lost control of his or her ability to gamble responsibly and at the same time get entertained or have fun in such a profit making business/game.
To reconcile loss of control for responsible gambling and the fact that gambling entertainment business provides gambling services for profit making, people should do the following to enhance their responsibility while gambling:
Individuals should avoid getting addicted to gambling and instead take it as leisure and a form of entertainment. Once an individual take gambling as a profit making business, he or she gets addicted and ends up loosing lots of cash in the gaming business. In order to gain a sense of control or responsibility, the amount of money to be spend on gambling should be budgeted for and no intrusion should be made into other budgetary allocations such as rent, school fees and other basic requirements. Individuals should only carry a predetermined amount of cash while leaving for the game.