People get addicted to gambling pretty easily. It could be the adrenaline, the occasional win or just the excitement and atmosphere that get you hooked. Once hooked, people will do some crazy things to keep on playing. They will beg, borrow and steal to keep the rush going. One guy in Arizona went so far as to leave a kid in an unlocked, running car for over 2 hours and gambled the day away. At least he did not lose everything, because when he was located inside the casino he still had $460 on him.
Interesting triangular scar on upper nose.