MARCH MADNESS the most gambled on event of the year.

MARCH MADNESS the most gambled  on event of the year.
If you are doing a story on the tournament, you might want to look at betting on this event and the issue of compulsive gambling.
 How many people have started a gambling addiction by making there 1st bet on the NCAA march madness games ?
How many athletes will place a bet on a game also.                                                      Maybe even some that are playing in the games.!
Who knows how many college students are going to bet on these games ? And how many who will place the 1st bet they ever make on one of the games and might become an addicted gambler ! 
 According to a Harvard study a few years ago, 4.67 percent of young people have a gambling problem. Experts tell us that the earlier a person starts to gamble, the greater the risk of them becoming a compulsive gambler. In another survey, 96 percent of adult male recovering gamblers stated that they started gambling before the age of 14 .
Arnie Wexler said “It is easier to gamble than it is to buy cigarettes or a can of beer on college campuses all over the country.” 
“The NCAA and the media are part of the problem,” Wexler said. “…A couple years back the NCAA said it wouldn’t credential any newspaper that carries the lines and odds. In two or three weeks that story went away very quickly because the NCAA knew they wouldn’t get the hype” for its NCAA basketball tournament if it started banning media from coverage. 
When you open your local newspaper to the sports pages all over the country you do see lines and point spreads on sporting events.
The N C A A should have enough clout to stop something like this on 
N C A A games—– if they wanted to !! . But why would they want to. 
You would  think the responsible thing to do would be for newspapers to carry a 

public service message  like  ===

Need Help For A Gambling Problem? Call: 1-888 LAST BET). 
 The National Gambling Study Commission said that there are “5 million compulsive gamblers and 15 million at risk in U.S.”. Forty eight percent of the people who gamble, bet on sports. 
Some years ago, Arnie was on a TV show with Howard Cossell (ABC Sports Beat). The topic was: Does the media encourage the public to gamble? Bobby Knight, Indiana University basketball coach at the time, said: “A newspaper which published point spreads should also publish names and addresses of services that render to prostitutes. They practically have the same legality in every one of our states, and I can’t see why one is any better than the other” On the same show, former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn said: “Anything that encourages gambling on team sports bothers me. We all look hypocritical. But then why are we putting up the odds unless we are trying to encourage it?” David Stern, NBA commissioner said: “We don’t want the week’s grocery money to be bet on the outcome of our games.”   Now they say just give us a piece of the action.


FROM THE BOOK MONEY PLAYERS DAYS AND NIGHTS INSIDE THE NBA 

BY ARMEN KETEYIAN AND HARVEY ARATON 

ARNIE WEXLER IS QUOTED SAYING ON A NCAA PANEL IN NYC MARCH 96 CALLED “GAMBLING AND COLLEGE SPORTS” 

“THE GAMBLING IS GOING ON THE NEXT GENERAL THING THATS GOING TO HAPPEN IS A MAJOR POINT SHAVING SCANDAL ITS JUST AROUND THE CORNER GUYS AND WHEN IT HAPPENS YOU ARE GOING TO SEE COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS SAY HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN IN OUR SCHOOL” 

THE NCAA LET ME WRITE 4 ARTICLES ON GAMBLING ADDICTION OVER THE YEARS FOR THE NCAA NEWS. AND I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN 1 CALL FROM A COLLEGE ADMINISTRATOR ,COACH,OR A. D. BUT MANY CALLS FROM STUDENTS WHO WANTED HELP.

Get the real scoop: Talk to Arnie Wexler who is one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject of compulsive gambling and a recovering compulsive gambler himself, who placed his last bet on April 10, 1968. He has been involved in helping compulsive gamblers for the last 48 years. Through the years, Wexler has spoken to more compulsive gamblers than anyone else in America. 
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March Madness raises arguments for, against legal sports betting

March Madness raises arguments for, against legal sports betting

March Madness is upon us, another time of the year when people who almost never set foot inside a race and sports book become sports experts and serious gamblers.

It was only a month ago that twice-a-year bettors showed their expertise on Super Bowl Sunday.

But come this Sunday afternoon — now known as Selection Sunday — college basketball fans will be glued to their televisions to learn how a committee constructed the brackets for the 68-team NCAA Tournament that will last through April 3.

How significant is March Madness? It’s big enough that both proponents and opponents of gambling point to it as an important symbol of their respective causes.

For those who support legalizing sports wagering nationwide, the tourney is viewed as an event with interested parties from beyond traditional sports fans, those who participate in office pools and bracket contests.

Think of all the people outside Nevada’s borders who want to make bets on individual games, but won’t because it’s illegal. Some resort to betting at offshore online books. Others go to illegal neighborhood bookmakers.

While supporters of national legalized sports betting love March Madness, problem gambling experts view the tournament as a high-profile event for compulsive gamblers to fall off the wagon and place a bet.

The American Gaming Association, an advocate for nationwide sports wagering, estimates that the public will bet $9.2 billion on the NCAA Tournament through office pools, Nevada sports books, illicit offshore sites and illegal bookies. The association expects 70 million brackets to be filled out — more than the number of votes cast for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or any other candidate on the November ballot.

Problem gambling experts, meanwhile, say they receive four times more calls for help as a result of March Madness.

Arnie Wexler, a problem gambling expert who recently published the book “All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars and Recovery from Gambling Addiction” and manages the 1-888-LASTBET (427-8238) toll-free help line, said college students start down the road to compulsive gambling by making their first bet on March Madness games.

“According to a Harvard study a few years ago, 4.67 percent of young people have a gambling problem,” Wexler said. “Experts tell us that the earlier a person starts to gamble, the greater the risk of them becoming a compulsive gambler.”

As for Las Vegas’ tourism economy, March Madness is a colossal draw.

Thousands will be filling the city’s race and sports books, especially Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday when there are a full slate of televised games that will be on big screens in the books. Nearly three-quarters of the tournament’s games will be played in those four days.

Las Vegas is home to four basketball conference tournaments in March, drawing thousands from across the West to our city.

It wouldn’t be too hard to imagine the NCAA some day permitting Las Vegas arenas to host regional tournament games. And, of course, the biggie: When an NFL-worthy stadium is built, it would be a perfect venue for the Final Four.

For or against, March Madness means big things for our leading industry.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. Follow@RickVelotta on Twitter.

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Ex-gambling addict devotes life to helping others with the disease

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Ex-gambling addict devotes life to helping others with the disease

Rochester Business Journal
March 10, 2017
After this year’s NCAA basketball tournament teams are selected and announced on national television Sunday evening, millions of Americans will participate in a sports tradition unlike any other. They’ll fill out brackets online and on paper. They’ll be fully engaged in March Madness as they attempt to predict which teams will advance to the Final Four and win it all.
By Monday morning, everybody will be jumping into the pool—the office pool.
And while this will be a fun, harmless endeavor for the vast majority, for some this will be either an introduction to or a continuation of a life-altering gambling addiction.
“We’ll see a spike in calls to our 888-LAST-BET help hotline, and we’ll see a spike in the number of e-mails from people whose gambling has taken complete control of their lives or the lives of loved ones,’’ says Arnie Wexler via phone from Florida, where he and his wife, Sheila, run a national program that has helped thousands of compulsive gamblers through the decades. “This is the part of March Madness that nobody wants to talk about.’’
If there’s anyone who can speak to the devastation and despair wrought by compulsive gambling it is Arnie Wexler. His brutally honest book, “All Bets Are Off,” provides an unvarnished look at the disease’s viselike grip and how he lost all his money and nearly lost his family and his life.
“When an alcoholic takes that first drink, they have a different feeling than normal people,’’ says Wexler. “Same thing with a gambler when he places that first bet. Most people, when they win, they can put the money in their pocket and walk happily away. With a gambler, they have to feel that high again, so they don’t walk away. See, it’s not about the money; it’s about the high. When you win, it’s orgasmic, and you keep coming back for more, even if you have to beg, borrow or steal to get the money to feed your habit.”
Wexler first experienced that high while shooting marbles and flipping baseball cards with his neighborhood friends in Brooklyn in the early 1950s.
“Initially, I just thought I was hyper-competitive,’’ he says. “I loved that feeling of walking home with all my friends’ marbles or baseball cards.”
But it wasn’t until he made his first trip to a horse race track that he became fully invested. He was 14 years old and won $54.
“I was making 50 cents an hour sweeping floors and delivering packages in the garment district of New York, and when I won that money at the track I felt like a rich man,’’ he says. “I said to myself, ‘Wow! I could become a millionaire from gambling.’ That was the turning point. I was hooked.’’
Gambling soon took precedence over everything. He tells the story how his wife endured 37 hours of labor before delivering their first child and how he left the hospital three times to bet at local tracks. When the doctor informed him his wife had given birth, Wexler didn’t ask how she and the baby were doing, but rather how much his new daughter weighed.
“He says, ‘7 pounds, 1 ounce,’ so I immediately go to the pay phone and call my bookie to bet seven and one in the daily double at Roosevelt Raceway,’’ Wexler recalls. “And I won. So, now I’m saying to myself, ‘Wow! This a sign from God that my life is going to turn around and I’m going to be able to make a living gambling.’ That’s how sick I was.’’
And he would only grow sicker as his gambling debts mounted. Along the way, he would be forced to sell the family car and his retirement stocks, and he would steal and sell merchandise from the dress factory where he was the plant manager. Wexler bet on everything and anything. And he kept losing much more than he won. Suicide rates among compulsive gamblers are six times higher than they are for other addictions. Wexler came close to being one more victim.
“There were times after a bad night at the track when I was really tempted to drive my car full-speed into a telephone pole,’’ he says. “It’s a good thing I didn’t own a gun.”
On April 10, 1968, Wexler bet on two baseball games. He won the first and was on the verge of winning the second until the home team scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Wexler has a framed copy of that box score near his home computer. It serves as a reminder of the last time he placed a bet.
“That’s when the bubble finally burst,’’ he says. He was $16,000 in debt and at his boss’s urging had finally enrolled in a 12-step treatment program.
Five months after his final wager, he spoke to a group of people who were in prison because of their gambling.
“I saw husbands and wives and kids kissing through a metal mesh fence,’’ he says. “I think that’s when it really hit home. That could have been me.”
Wexler and his wife have devoted their lives to helping others cope with the addiction that nearly ruined them.
And unlike other addictions, gambling is encouraged, often celebrated in our society. Just think about all the state-run lotteries, the easy accessibility to casinos and the constant references to point-spreads during sporting events. According to WalletHub, $8.9 billion was wagered illegally on March Madness last year. That number is expected to rise this year. As will the number of compulsive gamblers.
“From our end, it often feels like a losing battle, like we’re trying to hold back a tidal wave,’’ Wexler says.
Best-selling author and nationally honored journalist Scott Pitoniak is the Rochester Business Journal sports columnist.

82 years old and still cant stop gambling

82 years old and still cant stop gambling

you can see its not about the $ anyway  even if you are on the exclusion list its all about action ??

Ontario senior says he’ll ’go after’ casino for $10K slot machine win he was refused

TORONTO – An 82-year-old man who says he was denied $10,000 he won at an Ontario casino plans to “go after them” to claim his winnings.

John Marando said in an interview that he started going to the OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack near Milton, Ont., earlier this year. He said he won $1,000 “a couple of times” from the same machine and on Feb. 17 won about $400.

Marando said he cashed in his winnings and decided to put another $20 in the machine on the way out. On the ninth two-dollar play, he said things started happening.

“All of a sudden ding, ding, ding, and I see this thing going round and round, one thousand, two thousand … $10,000, and $10,002, by the way” he said Wednesday from his Milton home.

The former Brinks driver said when he went to collect his winnings he was ushered into the casino office, where he said he was told “we can’t pay you, you signed yourself out 17 years ago.”

Marando — who said he suffered a brain injury that he was told could affect his memory — said he doesn’t remember signing a self-exclusion agreement in Niagara Falls, Ont.

“I can’t remember 17 years ago, I’m 17 years older and I’ve had a brain operation about eight years ago,” he said.

I’m not going to let them get away with it.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming allows gamblers who feel they have a problem to voluntarily exclude themselves from casinos. Those individuals will be escorted from the premises when they are recognized.

OLG spokesman Rui Brum said he could not comment on specific cases due to privacy laws.

“If they are self-excluded then AGCO (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario) regulation … prohibits us from paying out the prize,” Brum said.

But Marando noted that the casino had paid him his earlier winnings.

“I won $400 that morning,” he said. “They paid me the $400 and five minutes later I hit the jackpot for $10,000.”

Marando said the casino gave him the two dollars change from the $20 he’d put in the machine.

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What is Compulsive Gambling? BY ARNIE WEXLER CCGC

What is Compulsive Gambling?  BY ARNIE WEXLER CCGC

Pathological gambling has been termed both the ‘pure’ and the ‘hidden’ addiction. ‘Pure’ because it is not associated with the intake of any addicting substance.  

 The DRD2 gene plays a role in pathological gambling, and support the concept that variants of this gene are a risk factor for impulsive and addictive gambling .The findings provide direct experimental evidence that the D2 substrate modulates gambling reinforcement in pathological gamblers.

 

Compulsive gambling is a progressive disease, much like an addiction to alcohol or drugs. In many cases, the gambling addiction is hidden until the gambler becomes unable to function without gambling, and he or she begins to exclude all other activities from their lives. Inability to stop gambling often results in financial devastation, broken homes, employment problems, criminal acts and suicide attempts.

The gambler is eventually able to remove themselves from reality to the point of being totally obsessed with gambling. Eventually, they will do anything to get the money with which to stay in “action”. They will spend all their time and energy developing schemes in order to get the money to continue gambling. Lying becomes a way of life for the gambler.

They will try to convince others and themselves that their lies are actually truths and they will believe there own lies.

After they hit a real bottom they will have to do something if they want to try to recover.  Most gamblers at that point will want to stop but can’t (they wont be able to).

Most even at that point  will keep gambling  some will end up in jail  some will attempt suicide  some will die from their addiction as they will not take care of their health or the stress will kill them.

And a small group of addicted gamblers will seek and find real help  but the real trick is to get in to real recovery.  Not just abstinence.  By the time the  gambler comes for help they have broken brains (Meaning their brains don’t work like they used to when they were not in there addiction).

To get real recovery the gambler needs to work on them self’s  one day at a time and get someone to do there thinking for them who has been in recovery some time and has there brains  are working right   (a sponsor)  After some time in recovery there brains will start to work again.  They  will become productive on there job and become a good father  and husband.   Recover is a process and does not happen with out a lot of work on your self . and making a moral and financial inventory. But people can recover and do.

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Coincidences. IN RECOVERY ??????????????????

A MUST READ    ARNIE
Hey Arnie

The last meeting I saw you guys at you were talking about coincidences.  This one is nuts,
 
A 24 year old kid comes into the room over a year ago.  He’s a smart kid (to smart) He has his own business has all of the answers. His girlfriend is pregnant and he can’t stop gambling.  He comes to a few meetings and disappears I text him a few times no answer and we don’t hear from him again.
 
He calls me yesterday.  Says he lost all of his contacts in his phone so he couldn’t call me sooner but that he met someone who gave him my number. He told me that in the year that he went out, he lost the business is losing his family and was ready to take his own life.  After he lost his business he started working making appliance service calls and anyone who paid cash he would take to gamble and then replace it.  He could not replace it this time. He’s also getting evicted etc.He decides to go on his last appliance service call of the day and then he had plans on how to off himself feeling his family would be better off with him dead than alive monetarily.
 
He gets to the service call and of all of the houses in Connecticut his last service call on the day he’s going to kill himself is the house of ======= a guy who has not made a bet in over 40 years from the Waterbury meeting. The kid never went to that room and had no idea who ===== was and ====== never met the kid.  It turns out when he gets there,there is nothing wrong with the refrigerator although there was when ======made the service call. As he’s leaving, ===== for some reason  mentions that he is in a 12 step program. As the kid is walking out the door he asks ===== what his addiction was and ===== mentions gambling.  The kid turns around and opens up to C===== We got him to a meeting and he is doing a lot better although he now has to fact the consequences.
 
What are the chances that not only does he go on his last service call to the guy with the recovery that =====has but that ===== mentions that he’s in the program to a service technician.
 
There IS some force out there that gives us opportunities to change our life when we lose our way.  
 
Best  ======
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OUR NEW BOOK, GAMBLING ADDICTION AND HOW TO RECOVER FROM IT,
 ” ALL BETS ARE OFF”
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Do point spreads in newspapers/ media cause a proliferation of gambling?

 BY   ARNIE WEXLER

Do point spreads in newspapers/ media cause a proliferation of gambling?

You would not expect to open your local newspaper and get a price list of illegal drugs for sale; But that’s just about what you can get today when you open your local newspaper to the sports pages all over the country. True, you don’t see drug prices but you do see lines and point spreads on sporting events. Illegal drugs can’t be bought, legally in any state. You can’t place a legal bet in America, except in Las Vegas. I know it’s in because it sells newspapers.

There are ads in newspapers for 800 and 900 numbers that sell information to gamblers. Some of these ads read : “Get the game of the month free”, “We pick 75% winners”, “Last week we went 11 for 12″, and ” Get our lock of the week”.

I still can’t believe that newspapers carry ads from these so called handicappers, who are really scandicappers. It’s also interesting to note how often the information is incorrect.

I remember going to speak at Northwestern University a few years ago. That day I read in USA Today that Danny Sheridan wrote: “Northwestern was a million to one to win the Big 10”. Well, they did win the Big 10 and went to the Rose bowl. I also remember when the Dallas Morning News had a gorilla in the Dallas Zoo make football picks for them. The gorillas’ picks were doing better than the sports writers.

If you read the Sports Illustrated Story, written by Tim Layden in April of 1995 about gambling on the college campus, you now know what every youth on a college campus knows; gambling is running rampid on every college campus. Odds and point spreads have become a normal topic of conversation amongst these students. Gambling is as available as a can of beer or a pack of cigarettes and the student bookmakers get the lines they use straight out of their local newspapers.

In 1982 I was involved with trying to help a compulsive gambler who was an ex college star athlete. He owed $350,000 in gambling debts. It all started five years before when he played a football ticket for $5. No doubt the person providing the football ticket got the lines from their local newspaper

Picture the following scenario: A young man uses the lines and odds from his local newspaper and uses it to set up a bookmaking operation in the local town pub. A law officer comes in and arrests the bookmaker and players. The next day the headline in the paper says: ” John Doe Arrested For Bookmaking and Hank Smith Arrested For Illegally Betting”. Hypocrisy you say? The very newspaper that carried the lines, now is carrying this headline.

It seems to me that the message we are sending the youth of America is: Education is not necessary. You will be able to make your life fortune by pulling a slot machine , buying a lottery ticket or winning a bet on a game.

The NCAA understands this issue as they have discussed taking away press credentials at the Final Four, from newspapers that carry the lines.

Sports betting is a big problem for compulsive gamblers. I used to run a national hotline and 47% of the callers were sports bettors. Because compulsive gambling is an Impulse Control Disorder (as stated by the American Psychiatric Association), reading the lines in the newspaper can often trigger a gambling binge. Some recovering compulsive gamblers can’t buy a newspaper because of the anxiety it causes. I don’t see much difference between casinos serving free drinks to an alcoholic or newspapers putting lines out for compulsive gamblers to read.

Years ago only some newspapers carried the line. Now you can rarely pick up a newspaper that doesn’t. You also never heard electronic media discussing odds. Today it is common to hear such a discussion. Recently someone told me that they heard a commentator on a national TV football game say: “They covered the spread.”

• Years ago I was on a TV show with Howard Cossell (ABC Sports Beat). The topic was: Does the media encourage the public to gamble? Bobby Knight, Indiana basketball coach, said: “A newspaper who published point spreads should also publish names and addresses of services that render to prostitutes. They practically have the same legality in every one of our states, and I can’t see why one is any better than the other.” On the same show former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn said: “Anything that encourages gambling on team sports bothers me. We all look hypocritical but than why are we putting up the odds unless we are trying to encourage it.” David Stern, NBA commissioner said: “We don’t want the weeks’ grocery money to be bet on the outcome of a particular sporting event.”

I would like to pose a few questions:

• Do point spreads in newspapers cause a proliferation of gambling?

• Do people see point spreads in the newspaper and think it is legal to place a bet?

• Does the media entice people to gamble?

• Does the media have any responsibility for the increase in numbers of compulsive gamblers in America?

• Does the media give the appearance that it promotes and condones gambling?

I think the responsible thing to do would be for newspapers to carry a public service message (Need Help For A Gambling Problem? Call: 1-888 LAST BET).

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OUR NEW BOOK, GAMBLING ADDICTION AND HOW TO RECOVER FROM IT,
 ” ALL BETS ARE OFF”
BY ARNIE AND SHEILA WEXLER AND STEVE JACOBSON 

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Sports betting what a bunch of Hippocrates

 

SEE OUR BOOK STEVE JACOBSON WRITES ABOUT  SPORTS AND GAMBLING
  BY ARNIE WEXLER 
 Sports betting what a bunch of  Hippocrates
JUST GIVE THEM A PEICE OF THE ACTION  !!!!
When DraftKings and FanDuel blitzed broadcasts with hundreds of millions of dollars in commercials at the beginning of the N.F.L. season last year, daily fantasy sports appeared to be a virtual cash machine. Each company was valued at more than $1 billion, and their investors included Major League Baseball, the N.B.A., and the N.F.L. owners Jerry Jones and Robert K. Kraft, as well as major media companies like NBC.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY YOUNG KIDS ARE “GAMBLING” ON FANTACY SPORTS AND ARE ALREADY SEEKING HELP FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION .
Lets look at the history of sports betting In 1992, Senator Bill Bradley sponsored a bill that allowed sports betting to be grand fathered for the 3 or 4 states that had sports betting or previously had sports betting.  NO STATE ADDED SPORTS BETTING THEN.

Years ago, I was on a TV show with Howard Cossell (ABC Sports Beat). The topic was: Does the media encourage the public to gamble? David Stern, NBA commissioner said: “We don’t want the week’s grocery money to be bet on the outcome of a particular sporting event”

What a change===== On Dec. 11, 2009, commissioner David Stern told SI.com (the web site for Sports Illustrated) that legalized gambling on the NBA “May be a huge opportunity”

NOW  ==

when gambling suits the owners, it’s fine
N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver: Allow Gambling on Pro Games

We are also hearing that if we legalize sports betting we will stop the illegal sports betting in the state. We know it  can’t  true ! But what we do know is that if you add a new form of gambling more people try it and some of those people will become addicted. The proof to that test is that we heard that when lottery came into effect we were going to stop the illegal numbers games. In fact that never happened. One of the reasons are that you can still get credit from a “runner” when you play an illegal number, and today some stores that sell lottery tickets, still allow known players to run up a tab and pay when they can.  In fact, when I was the executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ (1986-1994) we did a survey that Gallup conducted for us. Two of the questions on the survey were: Have you ever played illegal numbers? 31% of the respondents said “yes”. Second question was: Do you play legal lottery in the state of NJ. 81% said “yes”.



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Famous athletes which suffer from gambling addiction by making bets on own matches

Famous athletes which suffer from gambling addiction by making bets on own matches

 

Athletes suffer from gambling addiction three times more often than the other people.

Federation of professional players (PPF) in England, conducted an anonymous survey of athletes on gambling and web betting.

Results of the survey, which was attended by 170 players and 176 cricketers were quite unexpected. 6.1% of respondents on the basis of the responses in the survey are classified as “addicted to live betting” – people suffering from gambling.

Sporting Chance Rehabilitation Center, in which were treated players such as Paul Gascoigne and Fernando Ricksen, reported that 70% of patients suffer from betting, and a large number of players took microloans to satisfy their passion.

According to Catherine Jankowski, practical psychologist, psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist, there is nothing surprising in this fact.

– This phenomenon has two aspects, – said Catherine. – Firstly, athletes – people who have a special relationship with fortune. Passion, courage, desire to be on the top – particularly well developed in athletes who have achieved high results in sport. Impossible to play without courage. It is not surprising that they try their hand in this field. Fortune, luck is a lot of meaning for betting.

– Secondly, they are in the thick of things and have insider information on football clubs, players etc. -. Catherine said. – They are better informed than the average observer or bookmaker. Resist the temptation and not to use the information for winning bet is very difficulT

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Celebrities who suffer from betting and gambling addictions

Celebrities who suffer from betting and gambling addictions

 

A simple ordinary man has many weaknesses and all kinds of addictions.

Someone successfully and simply deal with them, while others may be in vain to deal with addictions whole life. Among the most common addictions that are inherent to mankind is alcohol or drugs, smoking, sex and betting. However, the first four addictions almost always was a problem for humans, the betting become a big problem only in recent years. Gambling addiction, or as it is called gambling problem, it is not less dangerous than all the others, and sometimes its very difficult to get rid of it.

It became particularly acute in recent years, since the development of Internet technologies and the emergence of virtual casino and bookmaking establishments, now a resident of any country, who reached the age of 18 may play gambling games. However, it should be noted that the problem of gambling is not only common for ordinary people, gambling problem did not spared celebrities as well.

Among the celebs, suffering from gambling, I would like to highlight a few with very high addiction to the casino games and top bookmaking:

George Clooney. Despite the fact that Clooney began to bet in a casino (after Ocean’s 11 film), his passion for gambling developed into a real relationship. He even bought himself one of the casinos in Las Vegas.

Leonardo DiCaprio. Among all gambling games, Leo prefers to play poker, he very carefully for many years concealed his passion for gambling, but courageous and brave paparazzi found and pictured the actor’s passion for poker game.

Cameron Diaz. Cameron prefers to play card games, but it should be noted that all money she won – transfers to charity. Although this fact does not diminish her addiction to the card games.

Ben Affleck. Ben is a fan of illegal gambling clubs and bet on sports, and the paparazzi have noticed, that he prefer to visit such clubs at least twice a week.

As you can see, even the rich and famous people cry and suffer from gambling addiction, but no matter how harmless it is, this relationship – a serious disease that requires painstaking and skilled treatment.

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