There is no way to know who “invented” gambling, but many scientists believe that gambling dates back to the caveman days. This belief is supported by, amongst other things, cave drawings depicting gambling and dice-like objects made of sheep and dog bone believed to be over 40,000 years old!
Illegal and socially unacceptable for much of American history, gambling has proliferated throughout the US over the past few decades. Today, gambling has become integrated into our society: 83% of Americans gambled in the past year, and there is at least one form of legalized gambling available in 48 of the 50 states.
Although most people are able to gamble responsibly, for some it becomes a devastating addiction. As many as 1,000,000 (1 million) Californians are problem or pathological gamblers!
Due in part to the rapid rate of expansion, many Americans have not been educated about the dangers associated with problem gambling, or the best ways to avoid developing a problem. In this site we take a look at what gambling is, how it has evolved and the best methods to Gamble Responsibly.