Anyone else having a gambling problem?

Apple teavana
May 10 7 Comments

Wondering if people from big tech are dealing with the sickness of compulsive gambling, either through the casino or the stock market. I've seen a lot of tech people from the likes of Google, LinkedIn, Nvidia, Facebook etc. at local casinos and it surprised me how some of the most intelligent people can fall prey to this evilness. And no this is not recreational "fun" gambling, this is people who are clearly addicted. I guess gambling on the the stock market is no different. People throwing 100 thousands of dollars at like it's nothing. Just a sickness.

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  • Oracle / Eng aham
    Gambling doesn't have to be only in casinos.
    Join r/wallstreetbets :p
    May 10 0
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    • GoodRx BobAxelrod
      lol not really if you have zero gains to go against it!!
      May 10
  • Northrop Grumman sharklet
    Anyone down to start a poker game? $0.50/$1.00? I'm in Santa Clara. Slide in my DMs bois
    May 10 0
  • Oracle OCITales
    Is there really a question here?
    May 10 0
  • New zon2b
    Chinese are addicted. Techie or not
    May 10 0
  • New / Mgmt
    FourHrWkWk

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    Trading low volume stocks can be particularly dangerous unless you know the company very well and know how the game is played.
    May 10 0
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    FourHrWkWk

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    I know some otherwise successful startup founders who are also problem gamblers. It’s in the same category of behavior, so no surprise there.

    Also If you’re 27 years old and making over 200k TC, not only is there powder to start gambling - it is addictive. Add to that subconscious tendencies to not feel worthy of earning the money, they tend to self sabotage. Common among lottery winners and NFL/NBA players.
    May 10 0