Randy’s Story

Randy’s Story

I had been actively gambling nearly all of my adult life, a period spanning more than 30 years. It started with some bets at the racetrack in my teen years, then progressed to active sports betting in my mid-20s. I can still remember the rush of excitement that went...
Keep Your Super Bowl Safer

Keep Your Super Bowl Safer

Sports Betting and Online Gambling Are A Volatile Mix The Super Bowl is one of the biggest betting events of the year, but also contributes to a significant public health problem. Some of the estimated 22 million Americans who will wager more than $6 billion dollars...
Derek’s Story

Derek’s Story

After 12 years of being a compulsive gambler and many attempts to quit, I made a call to Lutheran Social Services Gamblers Choice. At the age of 28, I was running two successful businesses and was a subcontractor for a large fast food franchise. When my personal life...
Andi’s Story

Andi’s Story

Nearly three years ago, I realized I had a problem. My gambling was out of control and I was spending money I didn’t have. For a long time, I didn’t see my gambling as a problem; everyone else gambled – why shouldn’t I? The gambling that used to occur once in a while...
Mike’s Story

Mike’s Story

When I initially started in GA, I had no idea where I was, wanted, felt or why I became the compulsive gambler. Many things in my life became unmanageable: relationships, finances, emotions. All I knew was that gambling allowed me to forgo all these responsibilities...