A lot of people do not go no where near gambling, simply because they try to steer clear from becoming addicted, but personally I think its a great money earner.
I actually started playing when I just turned 20 and in the beginning I did lose a bit of money, because I was young I thought I was unstoppable. But I decided to become and better player and started studying day and night, within a few months I was getting really good.
The game I was best at was poker, I was basically the king of the bluff and beat everyone in my local casino, which earned me a bit of extra pocket money. It was not until I got my first internet connection that I got obsessed with something called online poker, but it was a lot different online and a whole new ball game, things were a lot harder because you could not see who you were playing against and the whole purpose of poker is being able to tell when someone is bluffing. In the begin I did lose a bit, what I now call an investment because in the end I started getting really good.
There was a much wider audience online and the jackpots that I was winning were huge amounts because a lot more people were depositing big amounts of money and I started to make a good fortune so I was a lot happier then I had been for a long time. Within a few years I had bought a luxury house, a small yacht and a couple of nice cars, I still play online poker twice a week and am raking in a good amount, although I do sometimes have my bad days I would never change my life for a second and for every that moans about gambling, they should first try it to see what an exciting game it can be.