Well my story started when I was about 13. My dad used to place bets every week for racing and my first three bets were all winners and I was instantly hooked.
Gambling took over my life in every possible way from the age of 14 to 26 and still to this day, I think about gambling every single day. I go to a support group every week and have made great friends there.
My gambling was at the TAB, pokies or Crown. It’s never changed, I always think about the next big win and that never happened. I had about 15 small debts and it wasn’t until my wife (who I came clean to) took over my bank and now I have no access to money whatsoever.
I beg anyone that reads this to stay away from gambling and always try to talk to someone close before it comes way too much.