I know, a gambler IS a risk taker. There is a different way to look at things though. Are you one of the many thousands of people who have the opinion that the only way to get rich is to win the lottery? The odds on winning the lottery are so high that it truly is a gamble rather than a risk. You will spend so much money every week and the odds against are so great that you will never be likely to win. In fact the likelihood is you will lose a lot.