Is this a trick question?
Everything you do in your life is a gamble, some just dont realize it, therefore human race is addicted to gambling.
Every single thing can be represented in odds, and you take those odds all the time.
Walking down the road is a gamble. Although you could say with 99% certainty you will make it down that road. Driving your car is a gamble, but your odds of making it are high.
Can you honestly say gambling on sport is that secure? If it were there would be no industry, people would not get in trouble doing it and lose their family/home etc.
Look, I like to gamble sometimes. I only gamble what I can afford relative to my income. What I am saying is that if you are doing this constantly and throwing your money away then surely there is a problem?
Just yesterday I saw someone throw away £2k on a 4/1 shot. And he could not afford to do that. All I am saying is keep your wits about you. This is money you are gambling with and I deal with these sorts of problems daily.