Well, I searched the forums for this topic and was shocked to find absolutley nothing, save for something about IBM gambling on a future product etc. So I have decided to bring it up, as I am sure people out there have thoughts/feelings on the subject. Personally, I have very little experience with gambling, although small wagers are in a sense "betting" and I would be lying if I said I never placed $5 bets on football games etc. The reason I have been thinking about this recently, is that my brother has decided he wants play Texas Hold-em, like in the World Series of Poker that's on ESPN, for money. I, as well as the rest of the fam, have strongly pushed for him to NOT do this. But it's difficult to tell someone not to do something-- it's not like he's got a problem, but I'd like to be able to help him avert it if it should become one. I would like to hear thoughts on gambling, on-line or not, and also thoughts/experiences with addictive personalities. Anyone have any experiences to share?