Just be careful. After one good news trade, the temptation is to scale up your trade volume on the next one. If you want to trade spikes or after spikes, start small until you've gotten at least a few dozen news trades done.
news trading is not necessarily gambling per se.I would say that a forex trader with some good experience will avoid trading around news, IMO. I am looking for a good winning probability, and if I wanted to gamble 50/50 I would go to the casino....
Professional traders always trade less on news, till they got confirm signals of one side movement (bearish/bullish). Only standard account holders trade safely on news they are risk takers. I believe in safe trading not indulge in choppy market situation.