To get his mind off his losing streak at the racetrack, I took my friend horseback riding. He had never done it before and freaked when his horse took off. He yelled, “How do I get it to slow down?!” I yelled, “Bet on it!”
I’ve known a couple of people in my life who became addicted to gambling. It’s a powerful addiction that destroys families and lives. There’s always the chance to win the money back. The cycle continues until the spouse has had enough of the behavior and leaves with the kids.
And it’s not just men. There are plenty of women who have the same addiction. Some do it in casinos, others through bookies while others are addicted to online gambling. Any way you look at it, it’s tragic. Help is available with rehab centers and gamblers anonymous. I’ll bet two to one most will go right back to it.
I’m addicted to gambling too! Mine is ok though because it’s Zynga Texas Holdem and it’s fake money. So far I’ve amassed $47 million dollars in fake money. I know! I just have to be careful not to think that I’m that good when playing for real with the odds stacked against me. For now, I’m a millionaire on paper.
I learned the hard way that you can’t pay bills by offering the fake money. I’ve been sued 68 times. Is it my fault they don’t enjoy the game?