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There has been a dramatic increase in advertising for sports betting as well opportunities to place a bet. However, the public conversation has been pretty silent about gambling problems associated with sports betting.
John Simmons shares his personal story about an addiction with poker and sports betting. He's a former casino worker and talks openly about the challenges of dealing with a gambling problem when everyone around you is gambling. John describes what helped him to stop.
John is working on a film called Betting Your Life that takes a critical look at the legalization of sports betting in the United States and the growing industry around this.
Learn more about what to do if sports betting is getting out of hand for you or someone you care about in the blog for this episode at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca
If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online at Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.
Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.