ScienceDaily (Oct. 7, 2011) — Extreme Gambling: Extreme Sport Athletes Have a Lot in Common With Gamblers
Can parachuting help people with a gambling addiction? New research shows that extreme sport athletes have quite a lot in common with gamblers. The money-hustling schemes of the racecourse and parachuting may seem like worlds apart. But according to new research from the University of Bergen (UiB), extreme sport athletes may be just as addicted to thrill-seeking and their impulses as compulsive gamblers are.
Whereas for gamblers the rising stakes may lead to a loss of money and economic woes, the extreme sport addicts exhibit a somewhat healthier lifestyle.
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