Types of Gamblers Part 3 (End)

This weeks i will going to expalain the last 5 types of gamblers:
As below:

Pathological Gamblers (also called Compulsive Gamblers):

-This is the only "type" of gambler that has been fully defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a mental disorder.
-Usually has had at least one financial bailout from a friend, family member, maxed out credit cards or taken out loans from financial institution, unless they are affluent, although some pathological gamblers never have had a bailout.
-Pathological gamblers share some of the symptoms that are evidenced in problem gamblers (see above list).
-There may be attempts to justify, rationalize, hide, and/or minimize their behavior to others.
-Often they will mis-conceptualize the gambling problem as a financial problem.
- May blame others for stress they are creating.
-May try to win money needed for basic living expenses.\
-Winning means more time to gambling, wins are usually "re-invested" into more gambling.
-Usually thinks that they are only hurting themselves, unaware of the impact of their gambling on others
-Wager size increases over time (measured usually in years).
-Uses money to gamble that should otherwise be allocated/invested; for example does not have a independent retirement plan (e.g., IRA) that not associated with their work plan (e.g., 401K). This would not apply to some people.

Action Gambler:
- A win creates a "rush" that is probably associated with an excessive release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is a brain chemical associated with the subjective experience of pleasure.
- Reacts to gambling with an unusual degree of excitement, although this may experienced by the gambler but not expressed.
-More often plays games such as cards, craps, roulette, sports betting.
- A win may lead to larger bets.
-Gambling excitement is extremely pleasurable and achieving it becomes a major focus in the gambler's life.
-More men are action gamblers than women
-Often associated with ambitious, high intelligence, Type-A, "driven to succeed" personality traits.
-Besides gambling in a habitual pattern, they are more likely than the escape gambler to bet when feeling good, happy or lucky.

Escape Gambler:
Besides any habitual gambling patterns, they are more likely to gamble at times to escape emotional pain and life problems.
-Gambling produces a numb, trance-like, state of consciousness where problems are not in awareness.
-Slot machines and video poker are the most common forms for these gamblers.
-After many years of gambling action gamblers often start to experience escape-style gambling.
Increased chance that an escape gambler has been physically or emotionally abused.
Women are more often then men to be escape gamblers.

Antisocial Gambler:
- Engages in criminal activities, scams and rip-offs.
-Gambling is a method to steal money, may use loaded dice, marked cards, and fixed sports events or horse races.
-Different from gamblers who commit a crime to pay debt.
-May have a diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder

Binge Gambler:

-Frequency of gambling episodes are periodic rather than consistent
-Long periods of no gambling are followed by binges that can be very costly financially, emotionally and damaging to relationships.
-There is an illusion of being in control that is a function of the ability have extended periods of not gambling.
-The relapse cycle is often triggered by a perceived "surplus" of money, while the binge cycle typically ends after a huge loss.

Source: http://www.stopgamblingnow.com/types_of_gamblers.htm