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Gambling For Life

Author : Harry Findlay
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Imagine what it would be like to turn your back on the nine-to-five drudgery of normal working life and risk everything you've ever had on the fate of a horse race or the outcome of a ball game. In the gambling fraternity, Harry Findlay has earned legendary status. He has been skint dozens of times, won over £20 million and spent just as much. But he will not change. Fearless and formidable, bullish and bombastic, there is no one in the gambling game who can match Harry's style and seismic impact. When he first ran a betting slip through his fingers as a 16-year-old, Harry said he had been handed the keys to the Magic Kingdom. Gambling has taken him all around the globe, enjoying five-star travel and a gourmet indulgence at the world's biggest sporting events. In his much-awaited book, Harry recounts the mind-boggling tales behind the thousand and million pound multi-sport bets that will make ordinary punters shudder including the day he wagered £2.5 million on a rugby match. It is a remarkable life story of ups and downs. Aged 21 years old, he served nearly a year in some of Her Majesty's toughest jails. Who'd have thought he would go on to own Big Fella Thanks, winner of the Derby at Clonmel and the most famous dog to come out of Ireland and be part owner of the legendary racehorse Denman, who carried his colours to Gold Cup glory. Harry's subsequent controversial disqualification from racing destroyed him, despite the ruling being overturned on appeal. Most fascinating of all, Harry tells how he has survived and continues to work his magic in the gambling world, and still believes in his own special talent to read sports events and to continue to stay one step ahead of the internet companies that flood our minds with the temptation to risk so much. Harry Findlay: Gambling For Life reflects one man's extraordinary passion for gambling. How he cannot live without it. And how he knows that, even if he loses all of his money, he can never be a loser.

She Bets Her Life

Author : Mary Sojourner
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What sets She Bets Her Life apart is Mary Sojourner's ability to take both an objective and a deeply personal look at the psychological and physiological impact of gambling addiction on women. Having lived it, Sojourner is brutally forthcoming, and with her penchant for research and fact-finding, the narrative is teeming with important information and resources to help steer women with gambling addictions (and their loved ones) toward help and healing.

Casino Life

Author : Phil Watts
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Casino Life is for those seeking to know more about casinos and their psychological effects, those who seek to find out why others gamble, and those who do gamble. Find out why people gamble, why gambling can become addictive and the treatments used to help problem gamblers, as well as the beliefs around gambling and some of the elaborate theories people use to explain why they try to defy mathematical odds.

The Easy Way to Stop Gambling

Author : Allen Carr
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READ THIS BOOK AND BECOME A HAPPY NONGAMBLER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE Allen Carr's Easyway is a global phenomenon. It has helped millions of smokers from all over the world, and has also been successfully applied to a wide range of other issues, including drinking, overeating, and overspending. Here the method addresses the fastest growing social problem of modern times: gambling. Allen Carr explains how gamblers fall into the trap and why they keep gambling despite knowing that it's ruining their lives. By explaining the nature of the trap, he removes the desire to gamble and the fears that keep you hooked. Most important of all, you will not feel that you've made a sacrifice, you will not miss gambling, and you will enjoy life to the full without feeling in any way deprived. What people say about Allen Carr's Easyway method: "The Allen Carr program was nothing short of a miracle." Anjelica Huston "It was such a revelation that instantly I was freed from my addiction." Sir Anthony Hopkins "His skill is in removing the psychological dependence." The Sunday Times

Good Teams Win Great Teams Cover

Author : Pat Hagerty
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I will teach you how to win more bets, but first a story... I was hungover. I had spent the previous night in an Italian bar trying to convince naïve girls that I was Jason Sehorn of the New York Giants. This was my move. It wasn't particularly effective, but it was the best I had... The next morning I found myself on a train going from Bologna to Rome. I was young, and this would be my first visit to the ancient city. As luck would have it, I was seated next to Evelyn O'Reilly. Evelyn was a stunning foreign exchange student from Dublin, and we hit if off. We hit if off so well that when she got to her stop in Florence she invited me to join her for the weekend. In a moment of sheer madness, I politely declined. I had the next few hours to contemplate what had just happened, and I became paralyzed by my own stupidity. What the hell was wrong with me? I had an amazing opportunity, but I was too damn dumb to realize it. This exquisite creature exited my life forever, only to revisit every now and again as a memory... This same scenario plays out EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND of the football season. Beautiful opportunities are out there, but most bettors can't see them. They aren't trained on what to look for, and when they finally do discover a gem, they are too scared to act. Taking advantage of situational opportunities is what separates the sharps from the stiffs. "Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover" is a collection of betting advice that WILL make you a sharper sports bettor. My strategy of situational betting in college and pro football is a time-tested method for beating the sportsbook. I highlight over twenty situational opportunities where the bettor will gain an advantage over the house. Included are detailed examples from past football seasons which will allow the reader to gain a firm understanding of the concepts that can make your betting very profitable. I also mix in candid and embarrassing personal stories that makes this a highly entertaining read while providing valuable insight that will educate all levels of degenerate gamblers. If you are sick of praying for backdoor covers, if countless bad beats have made your betting life miserable, if you are reloading your gambling account way too often - then this book is for you. About the Author: Pat Hagerty is the luckiest SOB out there. He gambles the way he lives life, and he tries to get a little better every day. This has led to abundant success in his personal, professional and his gambling life. Besides being a degenerate gambler, Pat is the host of Club Shaw's Draft Party. He has written three other books on a subject you don't care about. He shot 67 at Red's, and leads his beer hockey league in penalty minutes. You can check out his weekly picks at You can also follow him on Facebook @FishyFive and Twitter @fishy_five.

Change Your Gambling Change Your Life

Author : Howard Shaffer
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A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gamble From Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble.

Gambling Life

Author : Thomas M. Malaby
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The only ethnography devoted to the practice of gambling as its core subject, Gambling Life considers the stakes of social action in one community on the island of Crete. Backgammon cafés, card clubs, and hidden gambling rooms in the city of Chania provide the context for Thomas M. Malaby to examine the ways in which people confront uncertainty in their lives. He shows how the dynamics of gambling -- risk, fate, uncertainty, and luck -- are reflected in other aspects of gamblers’ lives from courtship and mortality to state bureaucracy and national identity. By moving beyond risk and fate as unexamined analytical categories, Malaby presents a new model for research concerning indeterminacy, seeing it as arising from stochastic, performative, and other sources. Gambling Life questions the longstanding valorization of order and pattern in the social sciences.

The King of Vegas Guide to Gambling

Author : Wayne Allyn Root
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The King of Las Vegas and America's premier sports gambler reveals a powerful program for breaking all the rules, beating all the odds, and achieving all your dreams. In The King of Vegas' Guide to Gambling, Wayne Allyn Root of Spike TV's King of Vegas (TM) demonstrates why it is vital to take risks in life—whether in the casino, on the playing field, or in the boardroom. Root lives an American dream: He makes money watching sports on television. In fact, as CEO of GWIN Inc., America's only publicly traded sports-handicapping firm, Root is a self-made millionaire with hundreds of thousands of sports-betting clients and fans. In this book, he reveals the spiritual principles behind his consistently winning hand. Turning the popular conception of the casino denizen on its head, Root shows readers how to concentrate on the risks they take and to cultivate tranquillity in the face of life-defining, stressful moments. Bringing a unique contrarian approach to gambling, Wayne Allyn Root states his maxim of never following the masses and always taking the lead in life, and guides the way to navigate successfully the many gambles life offers.

The Zen of Gambling

Author : Wayne Allyn Root
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In The Zen of Gambling, the star of Spike TV's Wayne Allyn Root's WinningEDGE shows readers why - be it in the casino, on the playing field, or in the boardroom - it is so vital to take risks in life. Wayne Allyn Root lives an American Dream: he makes tons of money watching sports on television. In fact, as CEO of GWIN Inc., America's only publicly traded sports handicapping firm, Root is a self-made millionaire with hundreds of thousands of sports-betting clients and fans. In this book he reveals the spiritual principles behind his consistently winning hand.


Author : Giovanni Martinotti
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Gambling Disorder, or pathological gambling, is a psychiatric condition characterized by persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behaviour. Previously considered among impulse control disorders, the new DSM-5 considers Gambling Disorder as a behavioural addiction, sharing neurobiological and clinical similarities with substance-use disorders. However, although Gambling Disorder is a medical illness and as such can be treated, it is crucial to gain a wider perspective on the theme, taking into account all the cultural attitudes, motivations behind its diffusion and relative consequences on the quality of life. But why gamble? Among the wide variety of the material and symbolic functions of gambling, there are the desires for relaxation, excitement, socialization, challenge, and an aesthetic quest. Gambling can also be perceived as an escape from difficult situations. Generally, however, the hope for significant gains to improve the economic situation constitutes the leading motivation. In some cases trying to gamble may represent a tentative to establish a relation with something that is transcendent. In this book the proposed perspectives differ from that of schoolchildren and adolescents to females and indigenous populations. There is an emphasis on important issues as the psychopathological assessment, the availability of treatments and rehabilitation options, the presence of specific temperament and character traits, and other possible consequences of gambling directly depending on the poor quality of life, such as the suicide risk.

Life s a Gamble

Author : Mike Sexton
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Gambling in Everyday Life

Author : Fiona Jean Nicoll
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The book adopts a critical cultural studies lens to explore the entanglement of government and gambling in everyday life. Its qualitative approach to gambling creates a new theoretical framework for understanding the most urgent questions raised by research and policy on gambling. In the past two decades, gambling industries have experienced exponential growth with annual global expenditure worth approximately 300 billion dollars. Yet most academic research on gambling is concentrated on problem gambling and conducted within the psychological sciences. Nicoll considers gambling at a moment when its integration within everyday cultural spaces, moments, and products is unprecedented. This is the first interdisciplinary cultural study of gambling in everyday life and develops critical and empirical methods that capture the ubiquitous presence of gambling in work, investment and play. This book also contributes to the growing cultural studies literature on video and mobile gaming. In addition to original case studies of gambling moments and spaces, in-depth interviews and participant observations provide readers with an insider’s view of gambling. Advanced students of sociology, cultural theory, and political science, academic researchers in the field of gambling studies will find this an original and useful text for understanding the cultural and political work of gambling industries in liberal societies.

Betting the Line

Author : Richard O. Davies
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A study of gambling, particularly sports gambling, and how it has thrived in American culture. According to Davies and Abram, the culture of betting results from two complementary influences in American society: risk-taking and speculation. This is the first effort by academic writers to describe and interpret the history of sports wagering in the United States. Although many books have been written about 3how to bet and win, 4 Betting the Line presents a serious history of this popular activity in Colonial and Civil War eras to today, from early betting on horse racing and baseball to the modern venues of basketball and football. By considering topics as diverse as the business of a bookie, the expansion of legalized gambling, and the increase in popularity of televised sports, the authors offer readers an insightful look into a practice that has become commonplace in American popular culture. In a mere seventy years, the number of states where gambling is legal jumped from one to forty-eight. Yet Nevada remains the only state where sports betting is legal. This book challenges many long-standing myths and stereotypes that revolve around the enterprise, arguing that sports gambling is reflective of the American free enterprise culture.

Confessions of a Gambler

Author : Rayda Jacobs
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Hiding her gambling addiction in her outside persona as a pious Muslim mother of four who is coping with the loss of a son to AIDS, Abeeda finds herself sinking into an increasingly shadowy world of deception, danger, and painful memories.

Winning Against the Odds

Author : Stuart Wheeler
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Winning Against the Odds tells the fascinating, eccentric story of one of England's most fascinating and eccentric men. Stuart Wheeler went to Eton and Oxford. He was an officer in the Welsh Guards, a barrister, an investment banker and a major donor to the Conservative Party. You might think that he has led a life of impeccably conformist upper-class respectability. You'd be wrong. For Wheeler is also an illegitimate child adopted at the age of two, a maverick businessman who made his fortune on the back of 'the most brilliant idea that anyone had had of his generation' and a devoted gambler who has been thrown out of more than one Las Vegas casino. He played cards with Lord Lucan two nights before his infamous disappearance, effectively invented spread-betting with the creation in 1974 of IG Index and gave William Hague's Conservatives £5 million (still the biggest political donation in British history) before being expelled from the Tories, joining UKIP and becoming a key figure in Vote Leave during the Brexit referendum campaign. Forthright, principled and always entertaining, Winning Against the Odds is a story of bets won and lost, of outrageous personalities and dramatic events, and of a singular mind that engages with the world around it in a completely unique and compelling way.

The Gambling Monster

Author : RD king
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Slay The Urge To Spend Your Life Savings On Long Shots! Get All The Support And Guidance You Need To Be A Success At Beating Gambling! For many people, the act of recreational gambling can be a source of hours of harmless entertainment. Unfortunately, some people become too attached to the thrill that comes from gambling and a monster begins to develop inside of them. This is the monster of addiction and it can be very detrimental to a person’s life and can rule all aspects of it. A person who is addicted to gambling will lose control over their life. It may begin as a slow process but eventually it will be a full blown addiction. Gambling addiction is no different than any other addiction. Fair enough, it may not be physically addictive such as heroin is but it is still mentally addictive. It can get to a point where all a person can think about is gambling. People who are addicted to gambling will begin trying to make bets on everything they can, even small pointless things. Gambling addiction is the same as any other addiction in the sense that it pulls the wool over people’s eyes and makes them lie to their selves about how bad their problem has become. If you or somebody you know has a gambling addiction it is extremely important that it gets taken care of and addressed before it completely takes over. Inside this eBook, you are about to learn the following information: Gambling Addiction Basics Make the Decision Daily Not To Gamble Examine the Benefits of Quitting Change Your Surroundings Stay Busy Seek Help

Taking Back Your Life

Author : Diane Rae Davis
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Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life, free of addiction Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life, free of addiction Today, more than five million women in the United States struggle with problem gambling, and this number continues to increase as casinos, online card rooms, and other venues continue to multiply.In this groundbreaking book, addiction expert Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., offers women everywhere the support they need to face this debilitating problem and take the necessary steps to regain control of their lives. Offering information on preventing relapse, finding support groups, and healing relationships with loved ones, Davis uses the most up-to-date research and methods for treatment to help women gamblers:identify what makes them vulnerable to addictionrecognize the costs and consequences of gambling behaviorssee what it means to "hit bottom"determine how to begin and continue on the road to recovery using a virtual toolbox of techniquesEach section of this user-friendly guide highlights real success stories of women who have gone through the same issues and treatment strategies, and who have discovered the rewards of beating a gambling problem and reclaimed hope for their lives.Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She has researched and written extensively on addiction and recovery, specifically with regard to women in recovery from compulsive gambling.

Win Lose Repeat My Life As a Gambler

Author : Chris Stringman
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Win. Lose. Repeat. My Life As A Gambler, From Coin Pushers to Financial Spread-Betting

Gambling with My Life

Author : Lennaz
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Overcoming Your Pathological Gambling

Author : Robert Ladouceur
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1. Introduction. 2. Pre-treatment Assessment. 3. Session 1. 4. Sessions 2 & 3. 5. Session 4. 6. Sessions 5-7. 7. Sessions 8-10. 8. Sessions 11 & 12. 9. Post-treatment Assessment. 10. Follow-up Assessment. References. About the Authors.