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Negative Effects of Gambling

Addiction to gambling, coupled with substance abuse can make the gamblers physically abusive towards their family. The effect is similar to that of having a drug or a drink, which is why gambling changes one’s mental state and mood.

? According to a research by NCPG, 76 percent of problem gamblers are likely to have a major depressive disorder.

? Children of parents who are problem gamblers or gambling addicts tend to feel abandoned and angry, further increasing stress and leading to strained family relations.

? The stress from gambling may lead to health issues like ulcers, stomach problems, muscle pains, headaches, and problems with sleep.

? The costs of treating compulsive gamblers are huge. Some go that way to forget the sorrow of losing big sums when gambling.

? The addiction to gambling can leave one in bankruptcy. Over time, it becomes a habit, and eventually an obsession that can’t be overcome. Some take to substance abuse to supplement the high they get from winning huge sums while gambling. Sports betting and arbitrage betting are the other types. Thus, gambling practices cause a huge financial burden on the families of the affected and on the society at large.

? As gambling leads to increased criminal activities, in a way, gamblers add to the burden on prisons and the legal system.

Initially, one looks at gambling as a way to run away from life’s problems, or from stress, anger, and loneliness. According to the National Research Council, 10 to 17% of the children of problem gamblers have been abused and so have 25 to 50% of the partners of problems gamblers.

? Gambling is practiced as a means of recreation. Because of this, they land in worse situations and take the wrong decisions in life.

? Research has shown that gambling can lead to harmful behavior in people. They engage in gambling activities at the cost of their time with family and friends. Betting is a mentally taxing activity, and as one goes on risking more and more money, anxiety starts building.

Gambling = Thoughtless Expenditure + Waste of Time

? Studies show that children with a sibling or parent addicted to gambling, are more likely to take to substance abuse.

? According to a study by the George State University, 50% of the problem gamblers commit crime. It soon becomes a habit that can’t be broken.

? Apart from absence at work and drop in efficiency, a common observation is that gamblers tend to steal money and engage in fraudulent behavior to recover from financial losses incurred when gambling, or to get more money to bet.

Games offered in casinos, table games like poker, Red Dog, and Blackjack, as also electronic games like Slot Machine and Video Poker are some of the common types of gambling. Their debt keeps building and it may reach an amount that exceeds their capacity to repay.

? Gambling has proven to be addictive. It causes a decline in his/her work performance, thus hampering his career.

? Gambling can lead to criminal activities. Card games, coin tossing, and dice-based games are some non-casino based forms of gambling. The two go hand in hand. When they lose the money they had risked, they further gamble to recover the lost amount and it becomes a vicious circle even they can’t escape from.

? Additionally, rehabilitation and public assistance systems are taxed.

? An Austrian study said that around 1 in 5 suicidal patients had a gambling problem.

? Problem gamblers and addicts tend to abuse their family members. Due to lost mental peace, they may ill-treat their spouse and children. The addiction has negative effects on one’s physical and mental health and it proves to be detrimental to one’s social, personal, and professional life. This proves to be detrimental to their social and family life. The greed never ends and they keep betting more and more. It only leads to a thoughtless expenditure of money and valuables.

You could be at gunpoint or holding the gun. Thus, gambling can have a grave economic impact which is difficult to reverse.

? A majority of those addicted to gambling have substance abuse disorders.

Mental and physical health problems, financial issues, and conflicts in the family are among the common negative effects of gambling. ? Substances of abuse are served at casinos and in pubs and clubs, thus increasing the likelihood of gamblers consuming them. The National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) describes this type of gambling behavior as problem gambling.

? They start borrowing money and take secret loans. In spite of the losses incurred, they continue betting. The stress of risking huge amounts of money or the frustration after losing it can increase the tendency of abuse in gamblers. Rehabilitating the gambling addicts needs money and time, and the process is not very easy. The decision to gamble money is based on three parameters namely; how much to bet, the predictability of the event, and the conditions agreed upon, between the gamblers. It can drag you into crime, gambling isn’t fun.

? Similar to how an individual keeps consuming substances like drugs or alcohol to experience an altered mental state, he continues to gamble. Six to eight million people in America are estimated to have a gambling problem.

? People continue gambling with the greed of winning money. A recreational activity is supposed to be refreshing and relaxing, but something like gambling is contrary to the very purpose of recreation. On giving a serious consideration to the negative effects of gambling, we realize that it is best avoided.

? People who fall prey to gambling tend to remain away from their families and waste money on other bad practices. To add to the so-called merry atmosphere, gamblers often smoke or drink while playing.

? Addiction to gambling has been linked with substance abuse. The addiction leads people to continue with gambling irrespective of whether they earn or lose in the deal. In the following sections of this Buzzle article, we discuss the negative effects of gambling on the individual and society.. A study by the same university suggested that 73% of the individuals who are imprisoned are found to be problem gamblers.

? Gamblers often exhibit mood swings and a strangely secretive behavior. Forget satisfaction or peace, it is not even refreshing in the real sense. Their mental state can even lead to suicidal tendencies.

? Over time, the practice of gambling starts becoming a habit and begins to have damaging effects at psychological, physical, and social levels. They tend to stay away from their near ones, resulting in distrust between them and their loved ones.

Compulsive gambling leads to bankruptcy

? According to the University of New York, in people with alcohol use disorders, the chances of developing an addiction to gambling are 23 times higher.

Gambling refers to the betting of money on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the intent of winning additional wealth. The addiction robs a gambler of all the productive time and leads to loss of efficiency at work. The addiction gets on to the gamblers to such an extent that they fail to think wisely before acting. The skill of a gambler lies in weighing the three parameters and making a decision about what amount should be staked and how much should be expected in return.

? Gambling at the cost of one’s job results in a decline in the quality of his professional life

“How to Choose the Right Sportsbook!”

I have had at least three online sportsbooks go broke on me – luckily my losses were kept to a few thousand dollars – that may sound a lot but it could have been a lot worse.

If you have already have an account with a sportsbook watch out for lapses in customer service and slowness of payment – these can be signs that the company could be in trouble.

It is not that easy finding a reputable sportsbook – partly because the web is populated by website owners who will sing the praises of a sportsbook or casino simply because they earn revenue from signing up customers via an affiliate program. The offshore books with whom I work are top grade but it is in the offshore environment that problems occasionally occur. It is, therefore, critical that those US customers put in the research before signing up.

So what do you look for:

“How to Choose the Right Sportsbook!”

 by: Daniel B. Often these website owners know nothing about betting, do not hold accounts with the sportsbooks they are advertising and have not researched the companies they are involved with.

So you have decided to start betting online – or maybe you just want to find a new trustworthy sportsbook – what do you need to look out for?

Not all the above are critical – but help towards finding a secure book.

Find out if the sportsbook is part of a larger group of companies. But ask yourself ; “how easy is it to get access to my money and how much does it cost?”

The UK has a number of established books including William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral, and Victor Chandler. Therefore you should think of the sportsbook you are considering as a bank – a place that you intend to keep funds long term.

This article was posted on October 22, 2004

Well I am in a position to speak from some experience – I did at one time hold accounts with about sixty bookmakers in Europe, UK, Australia and offshore – the latter catering mainly to the US market. King

<< Back to “Recreation And Sports” Index. These vary quite a bit from book to book. Options should be available that are ‘free’ or where the sportsbook absorbs the charges.

Happy betting!

Read press articles as opposed to reviews – reviews are usually written by the sportsbook’s marketing team.

Test run the software by joining and playing for free – most sportsbooks offer this facility.

Find out if your funds are insured or separated in ESCROW accounts so that if the sportsbook company goes under – your funds are still safe.

Find out if the sportsbook is independently audited.

How long has the operation been online – three to four years is usually a good marker as a minimum.

Test out the customer services to see if they meet your standards or the standards they promise you.

If you know about betting already, then check some of their odds and lines – are they in keeping with what you would expect? Some less scrupulous sportsbooks offer very attractive prices to lure unsuspecting bettors.

I would say that US bettors are at most risk since they are generally forced to bet at offshore sportsbooks due to legality issues. I also like SportingBet (www.SBSportsbook.com) who take US customers and cater for global sports.

You are keeping your money in an account online. Sometimes this means added solidity.

What are the deposit and withdrawal options and the associated charges

A Beginners Guide to Navigating the Casino Without Losing Your Shirt

They’re generally easy to learn and play.

Slot machines are the easiest and most popular form of casino gambling. The answer depends on your own assessment of how much you’re willing to spend for a night at a casino. Those include Three Card Poker, Let It Ride Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. The card makes you eligible for offers of discounted or free food, hotel rooms or other amenities based on the amount of your play. They want to gamble but they’re not exactly sure what to do.

Many books and Web sites teach basic strategy for blackjack. Slots can account for 70 percent or more of the money casinos make from gambling.

Blackjack, if you take a few minutes to learn the basic strategy of when to hit or stand.

Video Poker, if you make the effort to look for good pay tables and learn simple guidelines for which cards to keep and throw away.

Baccarat, including the “mini” form found on the main casino form.

Craps, a game that looks more complicated than it actually is.

Games with a low house edge include:        . Smart gamblers find a game they enjoy and learn the strategies that reduce the house edge as much as possible.

Finding yourself amid the thousands of games, dealing with the noise, lights and other casino distractions, and ogling the vast amounts of money and chips can intimidate anyone.

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The black-haired woman nervously thumbed through her purse as she took the end seat at the blackjack table. You should be mentally prepared to lose it all.

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, the most important fact about a casino is this: The house always has the edge, no matter what game you play. That can range from a penny to several hundred dollars. The goal is to beat the dealer. Some want a four-star restaurant and a live musical.

Casinos also offer a variety of “carnival games” that are variations of poker and blackjack. The casino gets its cut by collecting a “rake,” typically $4 or $5, out of every pot.

READ: The Downsides of Winning a Powerball Jackpot

“No problem,” he assured her. Never bet with money you need for the mortgage or medical bills. The number combination generated at the instant you hit the spin button determines what symbols will be displayed and whether you win or lose.

Blackjack is the most popular card game by far. Casinos have evolved into one of the country’s premiere entertainment options. You could hit a big jackpot or you could lose your buy-in within a few minutes.

One question all casino visitors ask themselves is how much money to take. She pulled out three $20 bills and gingerly placed them on the felt, confessing to the dealer this was her first time playing the game.

Many people making their first casino trip or trying out a new game are like that uneasy blackjack player. Some folks are comfortable eating at a chain restaurant and catching a matinee. The process is simple: Push a button; win or lose; repeat. This was a friendly table, he said, and he or the other players would be happy to help a novice. It’s all pure luck, as opposed to skill games such as blackjack and poker. Take what you are comfortable spending. A rule of thumb is that the higher the base denomination, the less the house advantage.  

Regardless of what you might hear elsewhere, there is no strategy for winning at a slot machine. Some machines let you choose the value of a credit, such as 25 cents, 50 cents, $1 or $2. Casinos make more money from slots than from any other game. Many players mistakenly think the object of blackjack is to get a hand as close as possible to a total of 21 without going over. With slots, the outcome is determined by a computer program called a random number generator, or RNG. Her blackjack fling started with a victory.

“You know what you should do now?” the dealer asked, barely suppressing a smile as he prepared to deliver the punch line. If you go out for dinner and a show, you know how much that’s worth to you. Since blackjacks will come at the same rate at each type of game — once in about every 21 hands — playing at 6-to-5 table costs you about $6 an hour.

A penny machine is a misnomer. Slot players put their cards into the machine; table game players present their cards to the dealer.

Poker is popular, but it differs from all other games because you play against other gamblers rather than against the house. In other words, for every $100 put into machines throughout the casino, the machines return an average of about $90 over the long run. That’s not right. She put out the $10 minimum bet and was dealt a two-card 20 for her first hand. If you “bust” by going over 21, you lose even when the dealer also busts, because the dealer is the last to act. As a rule of thumb, the easier a game is to play, the higher the house edge.

Casinos offer a variety of games to entice everyone from those dreaming of a life-changing jackpot to people simply enjoying a night out.

When you plan a casino trip, figure out how much you’re willing to spend for that night’s entertainment. In some games, all the players on a group, or “bank” of machines might share in a bonus round. Those who follow basic strategy can reduce the house edge to 0.5 percent or less, making it the closest thing to an even-money game the casino offers.

Before you put money into a slot, check the machine’s display to see how much one credit is worth. “Run! Run for the hills while you’re ahead!”

READ: Tips and Tricks for Traveling to Las Vegas

The house advantage on slots can vary by casino, but typically it’s about 10 percent. Many are tied to popular movies, TV shows or musical artists – think “Lord of the Rings” or “Pawn Stars” or Dolly Parton – or even games such as Wheel of Fortune, Monopoly and Battleship. Sure, some players will win big. Slot manufacturers spend millions of dollars to make machines that entice people play longer. In the short run, anything can happen. A few favorites: www.WizardOfOdds.com, www.bj21.com, www.BJInsider.com, and authors Stanford Wong, Henry Tamburin and Arnold Snyder.

Just bear in mind that you’re there to have fun. At that game, the player with a blackjack gets paid only $12 for a $10 bet. Some casinos offer games that pay 6-to-5 for a blackjack. Players have the option of hitting or standing, while the dealer must follow specific rules — generally, he must hit if the total is 16 or less and stand with a total of 17 through 21. Over the long run, the casino will win because of how the games are structured.

When you enter any casino for the first time, head to the players club booth and join. About 27 percent of Americans visit a casino at least once a year, according to the American Gaming Association, and that number grows as legalized gambling continues to expand beyond the traditional centers of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Some games have surround-sound chairs for what manufacturers call “immersion” gaming.

One of the built-in advantages for a player is that blackjacks traditionally pay 3-to-2, or $15 for a $10 bet. Although each credit is worth only one cent, players can wager as much as $3 a spin by playing multiple pay lines and more than one credit per line.

However, that doesn’t mean you should just throw your money away on long shots. The vast majority won’t. Each number corresponds to a specific symbol on the display. Never play them. A cynical adage holds that casino executives figure that whatever you bring through the door is theirs – you just happen to be holding it for the moment. Dollar machines pay out more than quarter machines, and quarter machines pay out more than nickel machines.

If you find yourself ahead after a couple of hours of fun, then remember the dealer’s advice for the nervous blackjack player: Run for the hills!

Slot machines appeal to people looking for a pressure-free way to pass the time. The RNG’s sole function is to spit out groups of numbers. The machine itself is the entertainment. Slot players don’t have to worry about making the “right play” or doing something that could affect other gamblers. So if the dealer’s up-card is weak — especially a Four, Five or Six — it’s better for a player to stand on a “stiff” hand of 12 through 16 than trying to hit and get closer to 21.

The challenge for bettors is to find a game that they enjoy and that has a house edge they’re comfortable with. Use your players club card whenever you gamble there

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10 Steps You Can Take To Stop Gambling Today

You make lifelong friends who will always understand and care.

This step can be done by attending Gamblers Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, & finding online support and help. He’s overcome his own addiction to gambling & has helped many others do the same. Carry only a very small budget for food each day and thats it.( absolutely no more than $5). Carrying recovery reading & phone numbers help. Gamblers Anonymous is one. (Email the author at jason@livegamblefree.com for online communities you can join today). You trust that the program will solve your gambling problem, as long as you never give up on it.

STEP 6: BAN YOURSELF FROM GAMBLING (ONLINE AND OFF)

If you go to a local casino, take a caring friend and ban yourself for life.

If you play online, contact the online casino and have your account closed permanently, & demand to be banned from their site. In the beginning the constant thoughts and urges to gamble can be intense. -Author Unknown.

. He is an author, life coach, sponsor, & former GA chapter president, husband, & stepfather.

STEP 8: STAY HOPEFUL

Only those who never give up on themselves & their program of recovery beat gambling. Know that there are 1000’s of recovering gamblers. If you want to stop starting right now, block all access to money.

STEP 7: REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE STOPPING, & FOR WHO.

Make a list of the people you love & love you back. There are 1000’s of people who once were severely addicted to gambling, haven’t gambled for months and even years. Call them ANYTIME you need to. Connect your gambling with the the negative consequences its brought into your life.

When you absolutely must stop gambling right now, here are 10 steps you can take today.

STEP 3: JOIN A COMMUNITY OF RECOVERING GAMBLERS

Recovering in numbers is key. A gambling problem is very strong, plays many tricks on on our minds, & tries to convince us of many lies. You help yourself and others triumph over a common enemy. Know that if they can do it, you can too. The only time casinos won’t let you gamble, is when you don’t have what they want……money.

STEP 10: GET 1 ON 1 SUPPORT.

Stopping Gambling isn’t easy. There are therapists, counselors, & life coaches out there trained to help you stop. If needed, list them out. Its best to find someone who’s been in your shoes, but hasn’t gambled in quite some time.

Make sure you like them, they have your best interest in mind, & truly do help you. Good help seems to come from ex-gamblers themselves because they’ve been there, & they understand. If you gamble online, get gamblock today.

These 10 steps are an excellent start to stopping gambling today.

If you have any unanswered questions or need to be pointed in the right direction email jason@livegamblefree.com

STEP 2: GET HELP TODAY

To overcome something as powerful as a gambling problem or addiction, we must get help from others.

Help is out there in many forms. Put up pictures of them & when you see it, remember that’s who you’re stopping for.

Recognize that if you gamble, you’re letting them down.

Remind yourself of all the bad things that have been caused by your obsession to gamble. Inpatient Treatment is another. It may sound funny, but joining a group of fellow recovering gamblers gives you strength & power over your gambling. Don’t know where to turn to for help? Email jason@livegamblefree.com

Jason is a recovered compulsive gambler of over 5 years and a certified professional life coach.

STEP 5: CARRY RESOURCES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES

Get or print off pro gambling recovery literature & carry it with you at all times.

Read it daily, especially in first months. In the moment, you’ll want a plan of action to take when the urge to gamble attempts to overwhelm you.

STEP 1: GET RID OF YOUR MONEY

If you want to stop gambling right now, the first step begins by stopping to carry money.

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOURSELF TO A PROGRAM OF RECOVERY

What does this mean exactly? It means you must submit,commit, & trust in the program of recovery you choose. (because it is the truth).

To learn the secrets to stopping gambling now, & to get 1 on 1 coaching from Jason visit http://www.livegamblefree.com or email Jason at jason@livegamblefree.com

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There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away. Have phone numbers listed for people to call who support you in your recovery. This includes credit cards, debit cards, access to bank accounts, checks, loans, etc. Combat this with the previous 9 steps & a one on one coach, sponsor, or therapist. Know what to do & who to call if a thought or urges to gamble hits you….(and unfortunately they will).

STEP 9: HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT URGE

When your next urge comes, what will you do? You’ll need to know the answer to this

Sports News, a Rapidly Emergent Source of Entertainment

Sports news portals, channels and print media are making high profits from sports journalism. To perform well in such a scenario requires a high level of professionalism. Also, such kind of supportive activities are acting as great source of sport promotions.

Sports News is now going to be an essential component of all the news related media. Sports journalists have to work through with great commitment and professional ethics in order to get updates and stories from players. However, fuss of Sport News agencies and their quantitative approach has emerged a strong urge of qualitative and much professional sports journalism.

Jim Hardy is an experienced writer, having an experience of years on writing such topics. Match reviews, expert opinions, current rankings of different players and teams related to various sports are making people more and more prudent to understand and get equipped with sport sense. Introduction of wealth and a concept of prestigious recognition in sports have made sports journalism as profitable business. Sports news and coverage are on the increase in their importance as well as volume every single day. Now you can be well aware of whatever happening in different matches, competitions and tournaments of the sport of your interest.

Ticking score boards, tight match situations, ties in tournaments all are the thrills of sports which have gone now a very effective source of entertainment. Event based and tournament related news are being updated now over the web and on the other media sources round the clock. By the advent of information technology, now nobody has to think about any sport event that one has missed due to work or any other commitment. In fact it is not an easy job, some clubs and sport agencies are much strict and harsh upon sports news persons. These journalists do travel along with teams and are always keen to know stories behind the information, as it is much insufficient to be just informative for something you have to present as a source of entertainment to your viewers. It is just because of boost in wealth, fame and recognition.

A number of sports channels and sports magazines are dedicated to provide viewers with the latest round up and updates of sports events going on over the globe. Being efficient in bringing all the sport viewers to an exciting exposure of what’s happening every single moment in various sports in different parts of world, sport news have become an emergent source of entertainment. Jim Hardy is currently running his personal blogs and has presented his knowledge on various platforms.

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Stories about players, teams and words form coaches are now making sport news a fully entertaining stuff

The Rise of China – CNNMoney

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Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Cheating and Promiscuous Sex Habits

In those who have more, their alleles are longer and they are more prone to thrill-seeking.”

She said it’s not in her personality to take risks. It’s important for new places to live. “If he has been unfaithful in the past, he is likely to do it in the future.”

“Certain people are vulnerable to affairs, but in the end, it’s about personal choice,” said Jenn Berman, a psychotherapist and host of “The Love and Sex Show” on Cosmo Radio. (An allele is part of the gene’s DNA sequence responsible for different traits such as eye color or curly hair.)

Upbringing, experience and culture may actually wield more influence than the risk-taking gene, according to Susan Quilliam, a noted British psychologist and author of the updated “Joy of Sex.”

“By the time she meets him, unless he is very young, his track record will prove whether he has acted on his infidelity gene or not,” said Quilliam. “But the people with the DRD4 gene need more stimuli to feel satiated. Sometimes, going to the other side of the mountain means that something eats you. “There’s got to be something going on in your head to cheat.”

“I mean if you meet a guy at a party and he’s making out with three other girls, that’s a hint,” she said. “It’s the ultimate form of honesty, really,” he said.

He then tested their DNA by oral rinsing with a special mouthwash — a buccal wash — and genotyped the DRD4.

And can’t risk-taking be a good thing?

“Not everyone with the gene is promiscuous and not everyone who is promiscuous will have that gene.”. Two were encounters with guys she had been friends with and another was a fling that transformed into a longer relationship.

But not everyone is convinced a roving eye is rooted in DNA.

“I’d never done anything like that before,” said Emma, who did not want to reveal her last name. Others ask, ‘When is the plane going back up?'”

Some of the implications of this study might be “huge,” and not just in the bedroom. “Every time a genetic study comes out, responsible scientists also stress that we have choice — nature and nurture,” she said.

The gene evolved about 30,000 to 50,000 years ago when humans were moving out of Africa.

But Garcia said the gene for risk also might have an evolutionary advantage, beyond producing more children.

Armed with that kind of data, John Coleman said he might be inclined to test his fiance and himself as well.

She wanted to try something different, so she slept with three men in one month. “And it depends on how well-developed their impulse control is.”

“I find cheating appalling,” said Coleman. “It was something so new to me.”

“Sometimes that overlaps with creativity, with entrepreneurship and wanting to push the boundaries,” she said. There is a cost and a benefit.”

“It’s rewarding and makes us excited and gives us pleasure,” said Garcia. “The big question is what happens in drug rehab if you have a long allele and others don’t? They might have different treatments.”

Still, the study could have some interesting implications.

In what is being called a first of its kind study, researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY) have discovered that about half of all people have a gene that makes them more vulnerable to promiscuity and cheating.

“It turns out everyone has got the gene,” said Garcia, who is a doctoral fellow in the laboratory of evolutionary anthropology and health at SUNY Binghamton. “If you’re disrespecting me, something tells me you’re not going to respect me enough to be faithful.”

DRD4 is the “thrill-seeking” gene, also responsible for alcohol and gambling addictions.

In the study, Garcia instructed 181 student volunteers at SUNY to take an anonymous survey on their previous sexual behavior, asking them questions like how many sex partners they had and if they had ever been unfaithful.

Those with at least one 7-repeat allele reported a higher rate of promiscuity — that is admitting to a “one-night stand.” The same group had a 50 percent increase in instances of sexual cheating.

John Coleman, a 22-year-old from Syracuse, N.Y., has been engaged for the last two years and cannot fathom having sex with anyone other than his girlfriend.

The desire to cheat or sleep around seems to originate in the brain’s pleasure and reward center, where the “rush” of dopamine motivates those who are vulnerable, the researchers say.

“Having some individuals who have wanderlust and want to see what’s on the other side mountain. The gene can influence the brain’s chemistry and subsequently, an individual’s behavior.

When the brain is stimulated — drinking alcohol, jumping from planes, having sex — it releases dopamine, the pleasure response hormone.

And now that she is in a committed relationship, Emma is certain she won’t be unfaithful.

ABC’s On Campus reporters Sierra Jiminez of Syracuse University and Meg Wagner of University of Florida contributed to this story.

The study also strongly suggests that sex drive and thrill can function independently of love.

“It’s inheritable, too,” he said. Some of say ‘wow,’ that was a rush after jumping out of a plane. “In relationships that can be exciting and fulfilling and help the whole couple move into new areas.”

Maureen Finn, a 19-year-old television, film and radio major at Syracuse University, agrees.

Those with a certain variant of the dopamine receptor D4 polymorphism — or DRD4 gene — “were more likely to have a history of uncommitted sex, including one-night stands and acts of infidelity,” according to lead investigator Justin Garcia.

“It’s like getting tested for STDs,” he said. “Just as height varies, the amount of information in the gene varies. “If your parents have it, you have it.”

“We are learning more and more about genes implicated in behaviors,” she said. But it’s also risk-taking. Defying college stereotypes, Emma’s never touched alcohol and has only smoked marijuana once.

That might be the case with Emma, a 20-year-old student from University of Southern Florida, who just broken up with her boyfriend after a two-year monogamous relationship.

So should a woman have her boyfriend tested before accepting his marriage proposal?

It turns out Coleman is right.

His team discovered that there is a variation in the thrill-seeking gene and those with much longer alleles are more prone to, well, getting prone