Bingo is one of the most beloved classic games in history. Everyone from young kids to adults and senior citizens have played or are in fact avid players of this game, whether it is at a Bingo hall, with their families at home, at school or online. Playing bingo is fun and people love it, but, could it be dangerous? Could you get seriously addicted to play Bingo?
From playing for fun to playing compulsively
When you play bingo you experience what is usually called an “adrenaline rush”, you get excited and happy, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, it is actually healthy, the problem arrives when you play bingo compulsively (or any game for that matter). Any activity that you do compulsively will become negative: eating, exercising, sleeping and well, playing.
Whenever an activity begins to rule your life you have a problem, you must always be the master of your domain. It is normal to get excited if you won at bingo, and you can be an avid player of the game, just make sure you are the one calling the shots and not the other way around: one thing is to say you are a bingo addict as a joke and an entirely different one is to actually be one, you don’t want to be one.
Are you suffering from a Bingo Addiction?
It is ok to gamble for fun, again the issue is exaggerate, if you feel like you might be on the verge of a gambling addiction, then it is important for you to identify it as such and look for the proper help. How can you know if you are experiencing a true addiction?
The activity starts to disrupt lives: When the time you spend playing is much more than the time you spend with your family and friends and causes you to be involved in arguments, that is a fair and sure sign that the game is now ruling your life.
The activity becomes your hiding spot: If whenever you feel sad, frustrated or uneasy, all you think about is playing and not look for human contact; it means that you are using the activity as a shield or hiding spot, this behavior is not healthy and you will need to organize your priorities a little more.
It is always on your mind: If bingo is in your mind 24/7 no matter where you are and what you, there is a problem: you are doing homework with your kids and thinking on the game, you are at a party and all you want is to go play, you are sleeping and all you dream of is bingo cards…you will need a little bingo detox in order to make it healthy again.
You experience withdrawal symptoms: if for one reason or another you don’t play bingo for a couple of days and you start feeling cranky, or perhaps experience symptoms such as insomnia, and irritability, then you need to get help as the game has stopped being fun and has become a burden.
Now that you know how to spot an addiction, make sure you take a good look at your own habits and make sure that Bingo is still a game you enjoy playing and not something that rules every second of your life. Do you know anyone who has experienced games addictions?