A compulsive gambler is someone who is dependent on the thrill of playing games involving money. Anyone can be affected, but it is especially common among people who make quick bets on odds, or who use gambling machines.
Most compulsive gamblers will have started by betting small amounts, just for fun. Many become so preoccupied with gambling that they gradually lose control of their lives. These people develop a gambling problem and may end up as compulsive gamblers.
Are you gambling too much? Or do you know someone who is?