If someone told me 27 years ago when I made my first wager that when you are 39 years old you will lose everything and be in place where there are no freedoms, I would have told them that they were crazy because I am an intelligent person and I can "control" my gambling. The fact of the matter is the gambling took over my life and ruined it and ruined the lives of my family. It is an insidious addiction; I did things that no rational person would do.
Child Gambling Protection Project is an organization whose main goal is to develop, maintain and improve software to block child gambling and prevent addictive online gaming. Currently, we focus on poker gambling by blocking access to downloadable software on the child`s computer as well as to poker websites.
We focus on providing parents with a tool to help prevent teenagers` addictive online gambling behavior. There are two purposes of our anti gambling software: preventive and reinforcing.
My name is Marilyn Lancelot and I am a recovering compulsive gambler. I visited my first casino in 1984 at the age of 53. For seven years, my boyfriend and I made the four-hour trek from Yuma, AZ to Laughlin, NV every weekend. I learned early on how to lie to my family and friends and how to sign my employers' name to company checks. I considered suicide and planned it so it would like an accident.
October, 1999. Phoenix, Arizona. Women Problem Gamblers on the Increase
“Whether it’s in a casino or online, poker and other games of chance are becoming increasingly popular. It’s not just men who are addicted, a growing number of women are becoming compulsive gamblers, too. Early Show correspondent Hattie Kauffman takes a closer look at the troubling trend,” news anchor.
“The reality is the longer you gamble compulsively, which is what I was doing, the more you become a compulsive liar,” Melanie Morgan, former gambling addict.
Problem Gamblers Face Myriad of Other Problems. It’s all reinforcement leading to depression, frustration, anger, in some cases suicide, many cases separation, in a lot of cases divorce. Being designed (?) by friends, family, loved ones. It becomes a lonely life.
It’s amazing how every little bit contributes to a person’s thinking. The subliminal mind thinking, “I could be one of these lucky people to win a car, a million dollars, or win a house."