Gambling occurs whenever someone takes the chance of losing money or belongings, and when winning or losing is decided mostly by chance. There are many ways to engage in forms of gambling such as buying lottery tickets, playing cards for money (poker, bingo), playing slots machine, betting on sports and more. Gambling can also take place via the Internet, through online sports betting, poker and other card games, and virtual casinos.
Gambling disorder involves repeated problematic gambling behavior that causes significant problems or distress. It is also called gambling addiction or compulsive gambling (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM-5)