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My partner has a gambling addiction – what should I do? We ask Rachel Connor from debt advice charity StepChange, as part of Talk Money Week, to answer the following question. What to Do If Someone You Care About Has a Gambling Addiction More The prevalence of casinos and ease of gambling on online sports betting sites could cause more people to . It can be difficult to know if someone has a problem with gambling. Initially we may not want to believe that someone we know or love has a problem with gambling. It can also be difficult to detect a gambling problem, because many people who gamble do not show their feelings and may lie or get angry if questioned about their behaviour.

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I also am 23 years old, so I can relate to your situation. Thank you for taking the time to read this. He may lie about how he's doing, but showing you care is huge. Every single time, she retreats by calling herself names. He is a freshman in college and it's really creating problems with his education.

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I've just moved in with my boyfriend and realize that he is addicted to online poker. All of his free time is spent playing on the internet. He ignores me and his 2 small kids when he's home, because he plays at least 6 hrs a day.

I don't want to be the nagging girlfriend, but I am so tired of this. I'd rather him ignore me for his kids. They are upset too, but it doesn't seem to matter. He asked me if I thought that he had a problem, and I told him yes.

Afterwards, he sneaks back to the living room to continue this addiction. I'm not sure the best way to handle this. If I get real mad, he says that I have an attitude.

I feel like I am walking on eggshells This is so hard because when a gambler is in the grips of compulsive gambling no one from the outside world can penetrate their little utopia. If he is not careful this "education" will cost him his family. I wish I had some words of encouragement or something you can do but it has to come from him.

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Hi, everyone. This is my first time writing in this forum but I think it is really time for me to hear from others who can relate. Sometimes people I am close with don't understand how much being with someone you love very much with a gambling problem can cause so many emotions.

I feel like people either 1 don't think a gambling problem can be that serious, or 2 think that person is terrible and tell you to leave them without understanding the major guilt you feel for leaving someone you love with such a terrible mental illness.

He is truly an amazing person and has never done me wrong. However, about 2 years ago he started going to the casino. Eventually he started hiding it because he was going so much. He started by calling me crying and asking to see me because he lost his money happened three times, and at the time, I didn't even consider that he could possibly have a gambling problem.

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Now, it is so serious that he has taken money from his brother which he paid back within 2 months, though , loses his whole paychecks to the casino, etc. We live in Indiana and we have the option to sign up for the voluntary exclusion program which prevents him from going in to a casino in Indiana, and if he does he can be arrested. I thought this was a huge step and everything was going to be okay.

He started GA meetings, but eventually got bored of them because he said "they were the same old thing every time" and also that they made him feel "weird". He stopped going to those. I thought everything was going to be okay until he told me that he found casinos in Illinois and lost all his money again. He failed to celebrate my birthday with me because he went to the casino in the morning prior to our plans, thought he was going to win and could take me out somewhere nice, and then ended up losing the money.

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In the US, its impact has been swift and pronounced. Efforts to stall the spread of COVID have shut down most of the casino markets across the country and completely upended the burgeoning legal US sports betting industry following the cancellation of all major sports leagues.

But there is one bright spot: online gambling. And specifically, online casino and poker. Where available, online casinos and poker sites are seeing a massive uptick in traffic, and many are pointing to this as yet another reason to accelerate rollouts and jumpstart legalization efforts in jurisdictions that have, to date, been hesitant to go down the online gambling road. Every legal gaming jurisdiction in the US is going to be hard hit, if not crippled.

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Retail casino and sports have been stripped away for the foreseeable future. The climate that would bring about a bear market is the loss of sports betting, which has produced a tremendous add-on effect for online casinos. If sports bettors sit this out, and online casinos lose the cross-play sports bettors have been providing, growth slow, and perhaps grind to a halt.

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Right, let's try and break down some of the numbers we're seeing across the online poker industry as large parts of Europe self-isolate, socially distance and quarantine with the spread of the Coronavirus. Think about that for a moment. By embracing online casino and poker, the gaming industries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are still going to generate enormous amounts of tax revenues for the state and set themselves to land on their feet when this is all over.

That will likely translate into more jobs saved in the long run. All casinos will operate with a skeleton crew, but casinos with online gambling will need to maintain, and even beef up their staff in certain areas. Online live dealer games will keep some dealers employed throughout the shutdown, and some front desk and help desk employees can transition over to online customer service.

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