Mobile technology is, quite frankly, astonishing. In less than a decade we have gone from basic ‘feature phones’ that were capable of doing everything that you ever really needed a phone to do, to smartphones that are nothing short of miniaturized personal computers. Smartphones have redefined how we think of phones and gone are the days when all you really needed to do was make a call, set a reminder, or send someone a text message.
Today, smartphones do it all. From making calls and sending text messages, to planning the minutia of our daily lives, connecting with friends online through social media, watching movies or playing games on the go, taking razor-sharp images and videos and much more. Our mobile devices (including tablets) are everything to us and most of us could not imagine being without our beloved mobile devices. But, the burning question is, are you addicted to your smartphone? If so, what are the causes of the addiction?
Gaming and Social Media
These days, most smartphone users hardly use their smartphones to actually make calls, which would be the ‘phone’ part of smartphones. They use their smartphones to chat on Facebook or Whatsapp, follow interesting people on Twitter, check out cool pics on Instagram, and all sorts of other social media trends and options. Social media is playing a bigger and bigger role in our lives and for some, it’s becoming more important than the real world around them. You may have noticed this in a friend or even yourself, not being able to go longer than thirty seconds before checking your screen again. This has a lot to do with the dopamine, the ‘feel good’ hormone, which gets released every time someone follows you, likes your comment or picture, or adds you as a ‘friend’. Dopamine is a drug and, like any drug, is addictive.
The other aspect which can lead to smartphone addiction is playing games on the go using sites like newbingosites.net and other casino apps. There are thousands upon thousands of gaming apps available on various app stores, and many of these are actually casino gaming apps. Casino gaming apps are currently the number one downloaded gaming app in the world, as thousands of online casino gamers are making the switch to mobile casino gaming.
Now, mobile gaming apps like casino apps are not really the problem. As with anything that has the potential to create an addiction, it is ultimately up to the user. The really good news is that, in the case of casino gaming apps, responsible online casinos are committed to something called ‘responsible gaming practices’. This basically means that online casinos put certain measures in places such as self-regulation and user-enabled depositing limits, to ensure that you do not become addicted to online gambling.
As most online casino apps are simply mobile extensions of the regular online casino, these same safety and control measures are available through the app. This allows mobile casino gamers to easily self-regulate their gambling on the go, simply by clicking on a few options. So, while you may still run the risk of being addicted to social media, becoming addicted to casino apps on your smartphone is quite unlikely.