Lessons Learnt From the Two First Episodes of the Squid Game

You’ve probably already heard about the new Netflix series that took the internet by storm. Don’t worry. This article won’t give you any spoilers if you haven’t seen the show. We will focus on sad reality, which is presented in the first few episodes of this incredibly popular show.

South Korea

The Squid Game shows the dark side of South Korea, which is often forgotten when watching K-pop influenced trends.

The protagonist in the show lives in a small town outside of Seoul. In the series, we can see dark narrow streets, cats eating from trash cans, fish markets- overall the poorest parts of the city. Seong Gi Hun, who is a gambling addict, scrambles to pay his debts and maintain a relationship with his family, but ultimately fails due to his gambling addiction.  

But the life of Seong Gi Hun is about to change. In the climax of the first episode, desperate Seong Gi Hun gets a strange invitation to take a part in the children’s version of hunger games for a tempting prize.

Children’s Games

The show perfectly reflects today’s competitive society. Games played on the show are very symbolic. In the nine-episode series, we encounter a lot of childhood games, like a red light green light that is played on deadly high stakes. It’s a commentary on our lives and the huge importance of money in a capitalistic society. 


Gambling is a compulsion for many people, including Seong Gi Hun. Gambling can have very bad consequences for those who gamble, such as addiction and financial troubles, which is reflected in the show. Of course, the obscure reality of the Squid Game is hyperbole and we shouldn’t be afraid of playing on slots once in a while. There are steps that you can take to gamble reasonably. 

How to gamble responsibly

The first thing to learn about gambling responsibly is to set money limits and time limits. This is the only way to know what would be a healthy amount of money to spend and how often. You should never gamble more than you can afford, and it would be wise not to gamble excessively. If you’re not sure if this is something that you’re going to take seriously, then don’t start gambling at all.

Squid Game

Online Casinos

The advancement in the world of technology has provided many benefits for people with gambling problems. One of the biggest benefits is the ability to gamble anonymously and not to be scrutinized by people. While using an online casino, players can set appropriate limits and be reminded when they are getting close to them. This, in turn, makes it easier for gamblers to control themselves and not spend unnecessary amounts on gambling.

Another great thing about online gambling is that when you use an online casino, you don’t have to purchase expensive materials such as chips or decks of cards. You can also get information about different games and casinos from a variety of sources. 

Types of Online Gambling

There are several different types of online gambling, the most common being poker and roulette. You can also play other card games or gamble on slots. There are even betting sites where you can wager on sports events.

International Enterprises

Online casinos have no borders. There’s a common misconception that players who gamble online are breaking the law or doing something wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth. Casinos are legal to play in most countries of the world. Most online casinos also offer their services in different languages, which makes them accessible to people all over the world. But if there is a service that fits you better, you can, for example, check an online casino in Ireland, or wherever you want.


We can enjoy the pleasures of life, but it’s important to be moderate. For example, drinking alcohol is also a pleasure of life, but if you drink too much then you will get drunk. Drinking too much is not enjoyable, or healthy. Likewise drinking lots of coffee or eating food that is sugary sweet might feel good at the moment, but over time it’s not good for your health

The same goes for gambling. A little party never killed anybody, but the consequences of an excessive lifestyle can be detrimental. Let’s look at Seon Gi Hun, not as a role model, but as a lesson of caution and hope that we are never made to participate in a metaphorical Squid Game in our lives.

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