Gambling’s impact on families 

Statistics say that 80% of Americans have tried gambling and 5% of those players will end up with a gambling addiction. The problem with statistics is you don’t know what it’s telling you. For me its’ just a number. It’s always only a partial representation of the thing you are trying to understand. I do not wantContinue reading “Gambling’s impact on families “

How do trust the gambler

Last time I went to the casino two years ago and the events were “traditional”. Leaving completely broken and drunk and still angry at the world – why am I being slapped like that? I was disappointed by the fact that there was a long casino-free period before my relapse. All you have to doContinue reading “How do trust the gambler”

You Can Beat the Odds

Someone far handier than me with a calculator once worked out that the chances of any of us existing anywhere in the cosmos are one in 400 trillion. That’s the kind of odds that, by comparison, make winning the state lottery seem as easy as buying a ticket.  What about the odds of being struckContinue reading “You Can Beat the Odds”

You don’t need to keep it to yourself

Young people may go into gambling as a result of idleness during the lockdown or even because of peer pressure “My friends gamble so I decided to try it then I tried another one and the next and I just couldn’t stop anymore” Most people are addicted to gambling and don’t even know they are,Continue reading “You don’t need to keep it to yourself”

Online Gambling- A New Face Of Intense Gambling Addiction

Addiction originally comes from Latin, where it is mean “Enslaved By”. It’s true actually because one who has suffered from addiction can tell you about it’s sturdy and prolonged grip on mind and body. It damages personal and professional life and challenges your senses to be reasonable. The world was already suffering from terrible effectsContinue reading “Online Gambling- A New Face Of Intense Gambling Addiction”

How To Handle Gambling Stress?

Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today’s winners are tomorrow’s blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope.   Reference:  Hunter S. Thompson At first, you will find yourself head over heels deep in gambling habit. It will act as an anchor point to keep you away from difficulties of life. It’s an approach toContinue reading “How To Handle Gambling Stress?”

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”

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”

Telling to My Fiancé

My life was amazing. I was working as a chef where the income wasn’t that good, but l managed to make savings and afford almost everything I wanted. I am ambitious and have always wanted to achieve a lot in my personal and professional life. If I had opportunity to study or take extra courses,Continue reading “Telling to My Fiancé”

My Life Before a Gambling Addiction

I was born in Estonia, in the beginning of ‘80s. I really want to skip the part where we were living in soviet times, when there were no possibilities to travel abroad or to buy groceries without a coupon. My childhood was happy, especially because we didn’t have mobile phones or computers. Life was somehowContinue reading “My Life Before a Gambling Addiction”