The gambling compulsion can be very strong that it can side line all the aspects. You need money in order to pay some bills, purchase food and support yourself. You do not have to cease by going to a casino or purchase some lottery tickets or bet on a race.
When you do not win you are aware you have made some aspects worse. You are aware that when you get a chance, you will do it again. You have been thinking about it all the day long. It would be nice if they do not sell the lottery tickets when you get your gas or the casino was not that close to your house.
It is your compulsion that drives you to gamble. Gambling addictions are fuelled more by the winning anticipations than the real reward of winning.