Online Bingo Addiction

19th July 2012 by Kim Walters

Bingo AddictThere are many things people can become addicted to. However, some addictions aren’t quite as bad as others. One form of addiction which is mild in comparison to the others is an online bingo addiction. People that are related to a person with an online bingo addiction don’t have to deal with a lot of things other people have to deal with when they love someone with an addiction. However, an addiction to online bingo can still get to be a serious concern. Here are some of the warning signs to look for if you feel that you may have a loved one who is addicted to playing bingo online:

big eyesOne of the first things you will notice is your loved one will have eyes which appear to be much wider with regards to how open they are. They will have an almost startled look to them. This is due to the fact that they have been staring at the computer screen intently for hours at a time. Sometimes their eyes will even be bloodshot. The eyes can tell you a lot about a person and they definitely help you to spot a person with an online bingo addiction.

Fat Bingo HumourAnother thing you will notice about your loved one if they happen to be suffering an addiction to online bingo is they will either gain or loose weight. The reason for possible weight gain is due to the fact that many players addicted to online bingo will do all of their eating while sitting at the computer. This means they won’t be burning any calories other than the few it takes to click the mouse button. Others will loose weight due to the fact that they will have a hard time pulling themselves away from the computer for the few seconds it takes to even grab a bag of chips out of the cupboard.

funny-smileA person with an online bingo addiction will also be wearing a constant smile. You won’t be able to say anything to get them in a bad mood. The reason for the permanent smile is due to the fact that they know in just a few minutes they will be back at their favorite online bingo site playing the game they have come to love so much. A person with an online bingo addiction is someone that you will have a very hard time making angry. They are so happy with life because their life is filled full of online bingo fun!

too much bingoAnother thing you will want to look for if you think that your loved one may have an online bingo addiction is a flickering index finger. Someone addicted to online bingo can develop an inability to keep their index finger still. This is caused by their constant clicking on the mouse. You will notice that they will only have one finger twitching and it will be on the hand they use to control their computers mouse. This is an obvious sign that there may be a problem.

Players with an online bingo addiction may also perk up and get very excited when they hear a letter or a number being called out loud. If you go to the store with your loved one and someone yells out the number of an isle, pay attention to the look on your loved ones face. If they appear to drool and their eyes get glazed over at the sound of the isle number being called out, then there may be a problem. Also, a person with an online bingo addiction will absolutely love the word “before”. Every time this word is used in a sentence they may lose their composure. Some people like to tease a person with an online bingo addiction by randomly yelling out “BEFORE”! They think it’s funny to see the response the online bingo addict as they hear this word yelled out. However, many of the online bingo addicts don’t think this is very funny at all.

There aren’t many places that an online bingo addict can go for help. However, the good news is that online bingo is one of the more positive things an addict can be addicted to. Online bingo won’t cause a person physical harm. It can also be enjoyed for free and this means that players won’t find themselves going into debt over their addiction. If you have a loved one suffering from an online bingo addiction, the best thing you can do for them is to just listen if they want to talk about it.

Editor’s note: This post was made in our section on bingo humour, and is not at all meant to make light of problem gambling. If you feel you might have a gambling problem refer to gamcare.org.uk.

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