“I was ashamed of gambling because it was no good for my wife and children,” Chen says, but rather than stop, admits he was getting worse and worse.
“Rose says her gambling began when, at 17, she was running with a crowd that drank and played poker. By the time she left home at 22, she was gambling regularly...”
“The late night casino visits continued. At the beginning, I was losing $40 or $50 once every two weeks. Then it was every week. Then it was every day, losing as much as $700…”
“Until then, I never thought I had a gambling problem. But, the truth is, I was lying, hiding things and, by the end, spending $5,000 a week on baccarat…”
“I’d sit at the slot machines for 24 hours straight if that’s what it took. I had to play until all the money was gone. Then, when I had lost all the money I had, I’d be angry at myself and depressed.”
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