TOTALLY HOOKED: Compulsive gambling is an illness that most people don't recognise and (inset) Robbie Coltrane who portrayed a gambler
in the TV series Cracker; COSTLY HABIT: Gamblers
Anonymous offers regular therapy sessions
In a desperate bid to get his life back on track, Tony contacted Gamblers
Some of the 96 gamblers
were advised to go to Gamblers
Anonymous but refused, saying that no one would know where to send their winnings.
It doesn't matter what the cause perhaps was, almost every compulsive gambler
has the same results - financial, marital and legal problems.
are aware that these transactions are treated differently from normal everyday purchases, they will be losing money hand over fist as the top rate of interest stacks up," said Richard Brown, chief executive of Moneynet.
If the compulsive gambler
has not entered into a treatment program, chances are high that he/she has not been able to address adequately the thoughts and behaviors that can induce a relapse.
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Prime-time shows once portrayed gamblers
and casino operators as shady characters, but on NBC's Las Vegas Big Ed Deline (James Caan) and his crew of friendly hosts and hostesses are sweet, hardworking folks eager to provide their guests with an enjoyable and safe holiday.
INTERNET casino bosses are targeting gamblers
anonymous websites to lure ex-addicts back to the table.
According to an article in The Outlook, "The more the facts become known as regards bribery and game-selling in baseball, the more evident it is that that professional gambler
is at the root of the evil.
There's a term in the trade for this kind of gambler
," commented a casino official.
Eight per cent are problem gamblers
and 17 per cent are probable pathological gamblers
This means that a person diagnosed as a pathological gambler
continually spends large amounts of time gambling at the expense of his or her social life, family, and/or job.
Montana problem gambler
rates rose between the 1992 and 1998 studies.