Struggling with a Gambling Addiction – John Hartson Tells of How Much Better His Life is in Recovery


John Hartson, former Celtic and Wales star, has told of his struggle with gambling and how this addiction was harder to deal with than his battle with cancer. He has told of the denial that he even had a problem and that he just did not realise that he was causing hurt to his family. […]

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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals Leading to Increasing Number of Gambling Addicts


Fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are installed in many bookmakers throughout Britain and they allow gamblers to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds. Bookmakers can have four of these machines in each shop and, as you would imagine, they are highly profitable. However, there is much concern about FOBTs among gambling charities as these […]

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Gambling Addiction and Its Victims


A man who promised his dying friend that he would look after his wife has broken that promise in spectacular fashion. Shane Beard told his friend that he would take care of the woman who suffered with multiple sclerosis; instead of making sure she was okay though, he gambled away all her savings. At Gloucester […]

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Gambling Addiction And The Consequences


It starts with a little flutter on the horses. Or a game of poker with the lads. Nothing serious and it’s not hurting anyone is it? It’s not like taking drugs or being constantly drunk. It’s fine, honestly. Just a few pounds here and there won’t break the bank. Then comes the first big win. […]

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