Can gambling online be regarded as an investment? Well, for many people, this might look like a tough one to answer. But is it really that tough? Let’s consider it together.
Anybody who has been a good student of personal finance is familiar with the words: assets, liabilities, investments, income and expenses. An assets put money in your pocket, that is, gives you an income. A liability on the other hand takes money out of your pocket―makes you incur expenses.
Investing or investment is the act of laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit. You invest to make profits. This brings to our introductory question. But before we go there. Let us consider what gambling online entails.
When you gamble online whether on real money slots or sports, whether or blackjack, roulette or other casino games, what is your ultimate expectation? Income! What you’re doing is simply committing some money to an enterprise in the hope of a profit.
In essence, you’re putting your money to work when you gamble. And this is in essence a form of investment which can yield an income. Suffice to say that when you lose your bet, you lose money, and have thus incurred an expense.
What you should know about gambling online
Gambling online is a form of investment, short and simple. But like all investments, it holds significant risk―the possibility of a consequent profit or loss. What this means is that gambling online should be undertaken with due diligence like all other investments.
This include staking money on games―either sports or casino games―only on the best gambling websites. This also involves getting to know how gambling online works: understanding the enterprise and getting better at the art and science that it is.
Online gambling is surely a way to improve your personal finance if you master the game. Needless to say it’s also a way you can mess up your finances.
Here’s some gambling advice for you: assess your risk appetite. Invest only as much as you can afford to lose without suffering serious consequences. Gamble online responsibly.
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