I Lost My Partner Because Of Gambling

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows when to rise and go home. Reference: John Milton Hay Indeed, a wise man always knows when to quit. Gambling addiction is well known as The Silent Killer; it pushes you towards the edge and then sits aside to watch youContinue reading “I Lost My Partner Because Of Gambling”

Getting out of gambling debt: The Definitive Guide

Most people don’t have a gambling problem, but I do and now im trying to get out of gambling debt. In two years of active gambling, I took seven bank loans. There are many different types of loans. Easiest to get for me was Instant Cash Loans. It was fast way to get money for myContinue reading “Getting out of gambling debt: The Definitive Guide”

What are the benefits of Group Therapy?

According to research by the Scientific American, around 2 million Americans have a gambling addiction. Around 1 in 165 men will experience gambling addiction in their lifetimes compared to 1 in 500 women. An estimated 98% of action gamblers are men. The number of people addicted to gambling is quite significant, and this is an actualContinue reading “What are the benefits of Group Therapy?”

Will I Ever Be Able to Watch Sport Again?

If you are a compulsive gambler, then you most likely “borrowed” from credit cards, family, friends – anywhere where money was available, hoping to fund one more bet that gets you back on track. I know, because that is exactly my story. I didn’t get the big win to get my money back, but insteadContinue reading “Will I Ever Be Able to Watch Sport Again?”

Interview with Justyn Larcombe

Friends and family are often key to encourage loved ones with gambling problems to seek help. I was lucky to have my fiancé, who was pushing me to seek professional help. She didn’t give up on me (yet), and she wanted to know everything about the addiction, that was destroying our relationship. After trying toContinue reading “Interview with Justyn Larcombe”

Credit Card Ban Could Be The Solution

Online payments and loans are such an abstract representation of money. You can’t feel money in your hands, but instead, you just see some numbers that most certainly you cannot understand the value of as good as you would with cash. Betting online and paying with loaned money didn’t feel real for me. It feltContinue reading “Credit Card Ban Could Be The Solution”

Why Recovering Gambling Addicts Fail

You should be proud of yourself! I know that I am, because statistically only roughly 5 percent of people with gambling addiction are seeking treatment. Relapse is going to be a big part of our healing process.  I had one relapse, after being “clean” for a few weeks. I received an email from the bettingContinue reading “Why Recovering Gambling Addicts Fail”

Betting Companies Are Ruining Our Lives

Imagine this: you are sitting on the porch of your cottage on the Saturday morning. There is a  morning breeze and you can hear birds singing. Your wife is making pancakes in the kitchen and you can hear kids’ laughter while they are playing with the dog. After the breakfast, you start walking towards yourContinue reading “Betting Companies Are Ruining Our Lives”

Becoming a Gambler

Did you know that Tesla and Dostoyevsky were also gambling addicts? Tesla lost his tuition money, had a nervous breakdown and dropped out of school. Dostoyevsky’s “Gambler” is semi-autobiographical.*Learning that such great minds had the same problem as me was somewhat comforting, it made me stop questioning my intelligence and made me realize it isContinue reading “Becoming a Gambler”

Neck Deep in Debt

According to National Council on Problem Gambling the average gambler may have personal debts up to $90,000. I owe to banks €50 000, but their high interest rates and charges are likely to make the situation worse. Taking loans online is extremely easy, at least in Finland. If you provided the bank with a payContinue reading “Neck Deep in Debt”