The term gambling has existed since prehistoric times , and often regarded as old as human civilization . In the Mahabharata it is known that the Pandavas be lost kingdom and banished to the forest for 13 years since losing in gambling games against the Kauravas . Ancient Greece has also been known to gamble , where the gamblers as well as the primitive shamans make predictions into the future by using stones , sticks or animal bones were thrown into the air and fell on the ground .
On the other hand , the ancient Egyptians had a habit of guessing the number of fingers of two people based on odd or even numbers . They tossed a coin and lotteries , which is learned from China . The king like Nero and Claudine considers dice game as an important part in the royal event . In the 14th century , a card game contains 78 images of paintings are very beautiful , In the 15th century the French reduce the number of cards to 56 images .
There are basically three types of gamblers groups, namely:
The first group is the occasional gambler ever go buy lottery (coupon), betting on horse racing, betting on football games, card games or the other. Gamblers this type generally do not have a negative effect on self and community, because they are generally still able to control the impulses that exist in him. Gambling for them is regarded as a time filler or entertainment purposes only and not risking the majority of their income into gambling.
The second group of gambling behavior that can lead to disruption of personal life, family and career, although there is no indication that they are experiencing a psychiatric disorder. These types of gamblers often do gambling as a way to escape from the problems of life. This type of gambler actually has the potential to get into the highest levels of gamblers called pathological gamblers if not promptly recognized and taken action on the real issues at hand.
The third group is karema his inability to escape from the impulses to gamble. They are so obsessed to gamble continuously and an increasing number of bets in gambling without considering the negative effects caused by such behavior, either to himself, family, career, social relations or the surrounding environment.