I have read so many reports on compulsive gamblers in the past that I can say for certain: Most of the frequent or hardcore gamblers always feel that there is a sliver of a chance for them to recoup their losses if they can head back to the casino just one more time.
As one visit follows another, the gamblers will surely rack up gambling debts or, worse, gamble their homes (and families) away.
We can easily recommend that families consider applying for casino exclusions or visit limits if there is a need. Or, to introduce their gambling family members to counselling and treatment services.
Not that it is so easy.