Dad of 3 jailed after he bankrupted family by gambling.
Millions you spent to rebuild Iraq wound up gambled away in the Philippines and wasted on boondoggles.
One of the risks of putting money where your mouth is that sometimes, you’re going to be wrong. This was amazingly illustrated recently by a series of screen-captures showing a punter boasting about their bet on Le Pen in the French election. After the National Front candidate lost, he came back to Ladbrokes with cap in hand blaming the punt on his son.
The problem isn't that you lose money, the problem is that you can't stop gambling until it's all gone. You need to accept these losses and realize that gambling is futile and will only get you deeper into the hole should you continue. The addiction does not discriminate.
Put all thoughts of big winnings and Casino Royale out of your mind. No matter what your system or how great your understanding of the odds, at the end of the day the house always wins, meaning you can kiss your hard-earned dollars goodbye.
Statistics show that people who are homeless are more likely to struggle with substance abuse and gambling. It is better to be cautious with your money than to give it away to someone who is statistically more likely to use it for negative purposes. There are other ways to help a homeless person rather than giving money. A donor can give a gift.
Getting help to control your gambling. We know that gambling can lead to problems for some individuals and their families. Is your gambling causing a problem for you or others around you? The following signs may indicate a problem: spending more money and time on gambling than you can afford; finding it hard to manage or stop your gambling.
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