Gambler lost $50 million

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by a529612, May 2, 2006.

  1. unfortunately he will never get that under control....

    still trying to win back all his losses.. ...

    must be familar to many people who post on ET
     
  2. no, its a disease unfortunately...... what id like to know is who is holding his marker?? the guy hasn't made $50million in his life time...
     
  3. its no more a disease that the smoker who continues to smoke even after he knows it is destroying his lungs.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=950DE1DF1138F93BA25752C0A965948260
    THE ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY: COMMON TRAITS ARE FOUND
    Who is the addict? With addictive tragedies striking every community in the nation - with many millions of Americans addicted to alcohol and drugs alone - legions of scientists are asking: What aspects of psychological makeup contribute to addiction? Are there common threads that weave through all addictions, from hard drugs to cigarettes, from gambling to overeating?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1568381298/103-2617138-9584624?v=glance&n=283155
     
  4. FredBloggs

    FredBloggs Guest

    i wouldnt be surprised if was in the genes.

    i know a guy who was a gambling and drug addict.

    his farther was an alcoholic, and his grandmother on his fathers side was too.

    i know a few other addicts and most claim to have addicts (but often of different types) in their families.

    not exactly scientific proof - but a thought.
     
  5. I hear ya...I see little old ladies ( 80 yrs old at least ) gambling their welfare checks/ SS checks at the poker table at the HARD ROCK CASINO here in florida..they buy like $20 at a time and i feel bad taking their money; but hey at 80yrs old they have the right to do whatever they want dont ya think....:D
     
  6. Pabst

    Pabst

    I went out there Friday night. I'm not a fan of the slots but when I saw a row of machines named Seminole Pride, I correctly deduced that the tribe would rather give a reasonable payout on those particular games than have gamblers walk out muttering Seminole's suck!
     
  7. Ricter

    Ricter

    Very powerful chemical determinants working along observable neuropathways are largely responsible for smoking addiction. I say "largely" because a minority of persons are able to quit.
     
  8. waiting for the z10 response, he'white, redneck, and a pro athlete, which means he deserves everything he gets. Or something to that effect.
     
    #10     May 3, 2006