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Young attractive lady in depression at roulette table / Junge attraktive Dame sitzt depressiv am Roulettetisch

Self Check: Do I Have a Gambling Problem?

You may have chosen to open and read this article because you have a gambling problem, or perhaps you are trying to help a family member, or one of your friends? Most gamblers will have come across the expressions “responsible gambling”...
Sexy brunette showing red card / Sexy Brünette zeigt rote Karte

Football Addiction – Am I Addicted to Football?

Most people are passionate about a particular subject or have a time-consuming hobby. Unfortunately, this enthusiasm may in some individual cases develop into extreme fanaticism which may become a tough test of the patience and loyalty of others. Image:...
Filling in a football betting coupon / Hand beim Ausfüllen eines Fußballwettscheins

The Birth of a Problem Gambler

I recently caught up with an old friend of ours who used to passionately follow EPL football and bet on matches hoping to make a fortune. He staked ‘real’ money. Sometimes a lot of it! We had a great chat, which he allowed me to record....
Chimpanzee in thoughtful pose with finger in mouth / Schimpanse in nachdenklicher Pose mit Finger im Mund

The Mind of a Problem Gambler

This is Part 2 of my interview with DM, a self-confessed problem gambler… I have to admit that although it was hugely interesting to dive so deep into the mindset of a hardcore gambler, it was also a little harrowing. He undoubtedly considered...
Respectable man in suit and tie punching the air in delight / Seriöser Mann in Anzug und Krawatte schlägt in die Luft vor Freude

The Pride of a Problem Gambler

This is Part 3 of our interview with DM, a self-confessed problem gambler… Here, we feel the excitement of watching matches with a bet riding on them, and the growing power and success as the stakes increase; the wins get bigger, but so...
Businessman in a suit buries his head in the sand / Geschäftsmann im Anzug vergräbt seinen Kopf im Sand

The Rise of a Problem Gambler

This is Part 4 of our interview with DM, a self-confessed problem gambler… Despite winning 75-80% of his bets my friend hardly survived the first half of any betting season. Terms such as staking plan, portfolio strategy, specialising,...
Wicked nun wielding a ruler ready to hand out some discipline! / Übelgelaunte Nonne schwingt ein Lineal in drohender Pose

The Reform of a Problem Gambler

This is the last part of my interview with DM, who is no longer a problem gambler… Beware of false beliefs; only knowledge is power SW: “Did you make any strategy breakthroughs with your football betting?” DM: “Yes,...
Inserting a puzzle piece / Einfügen eines Puzzle-Stücks

The Secret to Becoming a Successful Bettor

If you are reading this article then you have probably already tried a plethora of different betting strategies, perhaps without great success. Like many others, you may already have lost a fair amount of money. However, you probably still strongly...