There are plenty of scientific explanations detailing how and why we gamble. Each time we are faced with uncertainty we must make a decision. We measure the odds, think of probable causes, and take the risk. Be it a small risk or a major one, everybody makes different bets throughout their life.
One of the answers to why we love to do it is because we are simply hard-wired for it. We love the illusion of control, the thrill, and for many, this is a fun way to pass the time. Betting can be a hobby. However, if left unchecked, for some individuals, things can end up in addiction.
The following infographic from BetBlokes sheds more light about what drives us to partake in these activities.