I recently talked with a friend telling her that I don't like to gamble because I hate throwing my hard earned money away. Yeah sure you get a win here, a win there, but in the end the house always wins.
Then I thought "why the hell do I dislike gambling but I like drinking?" It's the same thing. You have a good night here, a good day there, just enough to keep you in the game but in the end, the house always wins.