Gambling Addiction Stories

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Gambling addiction stories from around the world. Here at Yes No Casino we will be scouring the net for the best and worst gambling addiction stories. A lot of these should hopefully act as a warning for others of the dangers of gambling addiction and the impact this can have on the gambling individuals themselves as well as on the family and friends (and even co-workers) around them.

Slot machine addiction and in particular online casino addiction is becoming more and more widespread every year as technology advances and as internet availability becomes more and more accessible the world over. Traditionally sports betting addiction was at the forefront of the problems but these days slots and fruit machine addiction has exploded beyond all belief.

If you are showing any signs of addiction then please visit a counseling service or gamblers anonymous meeting near you. We will be providing you with an extensive database of these resources on this website. By all means play but play responsibly. Gambling should be for entertainment purposes only and while it may be a cliche to say that you should never chase your losses or that when the enjoyment stops then you should stop… these cliche’s are there for a damn good reason!


Barclays App users can now block gambling transactions

Barclays Allows Customers To Block Their Own Gambling Transactions

Barclays has become the first high street UK bank to allow its customers to voluntarily block transactions to gambling services as well as other services such as premium rate phone lines and various categories of retailers. Customers can decide what categories of transactions they would like to disable through the […]

Holy Rolling Nuns Embezzle $500,000 To Feed Their Gambling Habit

Holy Rolling Nuns Embezzle $500,000 To Feed Their Gambling Habit

Two nuns are accused of embezzling about $500,000 from a California Catholic school and using their ill-gotten earnings to enjoy themselves on gambling junkets. The two originally claimed that their regular gambling trips were funded by a wealthy relative but it turned out that they were diverting tuition and other […]

Former gambler: ‘I lost my wife, my house and my family’

I am sure anyone reading this knows exactly how disgraceful a lot of companies in the online gambling industry are with regards to not only self exclusions but also the hard core spamming and pestering addicts to come back and play. The worst thing is that most of these companies […]

Gambling is an industry that feasts on the poor and vulnerable

We came across this gambling addicts story the other day and after digging a bit deeper we found this is actually not such an uncommon happening. Quite often bookmakers and slot machines get trashed by addicts who have once again lost a lot of money and the red mist takes […]


Guide to Smashing Through Alcohol Detoxes

This post has been kindly supplied by Cassiobury Court Warning: Information contained in this guide is for educational purposes only. Please do not substitute official medical guidelines with information contained in this guide. Cassiobury Court cannot be held responsible for your actions linked to information contained in this guide. If […]


The Ultimate Guide to Gambling Addiction

We have to say a big thanks to ADT Healthcare for sending us this article. We are always happy to share any useful article or information about gambling addiction. There is a lot to cover in this article so it may require taking a couple of bites at it to […]


The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Addiction

A big thanks goes out to Cassiobury Court who supplied us with the following article. While video game addiction is different from gambling addiction, there are definitely a lot of cross overs between the two. With the rise of bigger and better video slots, the line between the two is […]


John Daly $90m gambling losses

Who is the worlds most famous gambling addict? Probably John Daly. A sporting legend with a personality bigger than his gambling debts. There has been a hell of a lot written about him over the years so we have grabbed one of the most interesting perspectives into his gambling addiction […]


How addiction ruined stars career

A terrible waste of a god given talent? Or a sad lesson that is not being heeded by rich young prima donna football starlets across the globe? Whatever twist you want to give on the story of Michael Johnson he is far from the first young sportsman to fall into […]

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Video Lottery Terminal Addiction

My name is Jack. I’m a 38-year-old married man living happily with my wife and two kids, age 11 and 13. Other than the occasional lottery ticket and 50/50 draw, I never had the slightest interest in gambling until about a year ago. In fact, had you asked me then, […]

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Online Slots Time On Device

There is one phrase which is used in the background by slot games developers, programmers and casinos. This phrase is “Time on device”. As a slot machine player you have probably never come across this phrase and that is because the casinos and slot makers do not want you to […]


Gambling problems in footballers and cricketers

‘Gambling problems more common in footballers and cricketers’ In England, footballers are prohibited from betting on any football matter worldwide Professional footballers and cricketers are three times more likely to have gambling problems than other young men, according to research. A study conducted for the Professional Players’ Federation shows 6.1% […]


The hidden cost of those ‘free’ gambling apps

Some of the most downloaded and highest-grossing video games in leading app stores use casino motifs for their designs, raising questions about the potential dangers of gambling apps. Many worries about the future weigh on Brett as he works his way through a gambling addiction program. The 21-year-old’s biggest worry […]

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Betting machine gamblers ‘offered perks’

Betting shop staff say they are told to offer gamblers perks to keep them playing on fixed-odds betting machines, a BBC investigation has found. One ex-manager said he was instructed to offer free bets and drinks – in one case it was suggested he could buy lunch for high-spending customers. […]


A compulsive gamblers story

I am 46 years old and I’m a compulsive gambler. I first started gambling at the age of 17, not long after I started working. I used to bet on the horses at the TAB, and I remember that I had a few good wins in the early days. This […]


Online Gambling Creating Hidden Addicts

A new study commissioned by the charity claims drinking and online gambling are ‘commonly combined’ The research revealed people who regularly drank large amounts of alcohol were more prone to engage in moderate or problematic gambling A huge growth in online gambling could lead to a nation of “hidden” addicts […]


Internet addiction

South Korea has the highest rate of internet addiction in the world and it is increasingly the country’s children who are spending every waking moment immersed in fantasy role play or gaming. The government sees it as a national health crisis and is now taking drastic measures to help the […]


Gambling footballers take out payday loans

 Footballers are taking out payday loans to fund gambling addictions, says the Sporting Chance clinic. The rehabilitation clinic, which works with the Professional Footballers’ Association union, said 70% of its referrals related to gambling. It has urged the prime minister to crack down on online betting adverts.  There was a […]

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Engineers of slot machine addiction

You can play a slot machine in Las Vegas before you’ve even reached baggage claim: there are tiny slots parlors in every terminal of McCarran International Airport. Once you pick up your rental car, you can stop for gas and play slots at a convenience store. And that’s all before […]


Are we addicted to technology?

We found the following article and while it regards technology in general rather than merely online casinos, we found this might strike a particular note with some or indeed many of our readers who will recognise a lot of what is being mentioned. (Thanks to the BBC for the original […]


Compulsive Gambler Shares His Recovery Story

A compulsive gambler who participated in Gamblers Anonymous program shared his recovery in hopes to help others affected by this addiction.Sean was an above average student in high school. He played sports, volunteered at the local soup kitchen on holidays and had a high school sweetheart that he married soon […]


Gambling in sport

Gambling in sport: John Hartson on how betting nearly cost his life Listen again to the full John Hartson interview in a BBC Radio 5 live Special on Gambling Addiction in Sport with Eleanor Oldroyd. A fearless and robust striker, John Hartson’s forthright response to being diagnosed with cancer came […]

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A gambling addicts story

“Hi my name is Thomas and I’m an addicted gambler”… “Hi Thomas”. This is the sort of thing you see on American TV and movies. It is a cliche. From my experience I’ve never been to a GA (Gamblers Anonymous) meeting where anyone has done this introduction. But as an […]


Gambling addict who lost everything rebuilds his life

Former Army major Justyn Larcombe told BBC News in July 2013 he had gambled £750,000 and his life was in ruins. Now he says he has turned his life around and is campaigning to help others with gambling addictions. When I first met Mr Larcombe in a park in Tunbridge […]

A gambling adiction story

A Gambling Addiction Story

I started gambling when I was a small boy, when I was no older than 8 years old.  I would make wagers with my older brother for chores around the house.  We would place bets on the outcome of sports and video games.  I lost most of the time, which […]

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Self Exclusion

Petition for a global online gambling self exclusion system: If you are a problem gambler or have a friend or relative who is a problem gambler then you know how damaging gambling addiction can be. But do you know how difficult it is to ban yourself from all online gambling […]


Recovering gambling addicts story

When Linda Mannerberg attended the Women’s Money Conference in Las Vegas Nevada in 2012, she was struggling with debt and a gambling addiction she hid from those closest to her. She attended the conference again this year in April 2013, but this time she was in a completely different place. […]