The history of gambling goes back as far as we can remember, even though it may not have always been organized in casinos, for instance, but it has grown so much that billions of dollars are lost every year in these countries with the highest gambling losses in the world.
Gambling is something that is being done all over the world, with casinos popping left and right as if they were mushrooms after the rain. It’s a growing industry that rarely encounters failure, mostly because there are plenty of people willing to bet away their money on a number or a color.
What’s worse, however, is that gambling can easily become an addiction that can get you in trouble. On the other hand, if you want to have a little fun and maybe even win a little money, there are plenty of ways to get that done – roll the dice, spin the roulette, play some cards – whatever floats your boat.
That’s the beauty and the curse of gambling – you can make a fortune or lose one. You never know how it’s going to end up, even if you’re highly skilled at whatever game you’re looking to play. There’s a saying about casinos, and that’s that they never ever actually lose even if you feel like a winner.
So, regardless of who you are, you might want to take a look at the numbers we’re about to give out and consider carefully if you’re going to enter that casino or not. While you’re at it, you may even want to take a look at another article we published regarding the 11 worst countries for gender equality.
To create the list we took a look at the countries where gamblers have the biggest losses. Since the 2015 numbers aren’t out yet, we’re basing it off of the numbers for 2014 provided by H2 Gambling Capital, reported by the Economist. Either way, here are the 11 countries with the highest gambling losses in the world.