A Look Back On How Gambling Addiction & Offerings Have Grown In The Last 50 Years, Courtesy Of Arnie Wexler.

Hello Recovery Friends and Welcome All Visitors,

 


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My dear friend Arnie Wexler has sent me an interesting comparison to see how far gambling & Gambling addiction has grown over the last 50 years. Now he has been in recovery for almost the same amount of time, so he has really seen the growth and expansion of all types of gambling offerings. I’ll do my best to make it understandable for everyone.

He and I talked the other day about how hard it must be for those trying to recovery from this addiction today because of all the new and added growth of State Lotteries, Indian Casinos, and added services at race tracks too. So lets take a look at Gambling Past and present shall we?
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Gambling Offerings & Recovery Services In & Before 1968:
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GA MEETINGS IN LESS THAN 12 STATES 

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL JUST STARTED

SUPERBOWL, NEW

NO Off Track Betting

CASINOS IN LAS VEGAS ONLY

ONLY 3 STATES HAD LOTTERY OFFERINGS

WORLD SERIES PLAYED IN THE DAYTIME

ALL PRO SPORTS NOT PLAYED AT THE SAME TIME

THE RACE TRACKS WERE CLOSED SOMETIMES

NO LEGAL TELEPHONE BETTING/HAD NO REDIAL

NO PHONES AT THE RACETRACK

NO RIVERBOATS —- TRIPS ON MISS

NO CREDIT AT THE RACETRACKS / OR CHECKS / NO ATM

RARE TO SEE WOMEN GAMBLING

MEADOWLANDS OPEN / ROOSEVELT CLOSED

NO MONDAY OR NIGHT FOOTBALL

NO ATM MACHINES

NO CELL PHONES

NO INTERNET GAMBLING

NO AIRPLANE GAMBLING

NO 800/900 LINES SELLING   INFORMATION

NO BUS TRIPS TO INDIAN OR REGULAR CASINOS
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GA MEETINGS IN 50 STATES & AROUND THE WORLD!

80% OF AMERICANS LIVE WITH IN 200 MILES OF GAMBLING

MORE $$$ BET ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

SUPERBOWL BETTING $95+ MILLION LAS VEGAS

OFF TRACK BETTING SIMALCASTING THRIVING BUSINESS

CASINOS IN 28 STATES

40 STATES OR MORE HAVE A LOTTERY

TRACKS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

6 STATES / LEGALIZED TELEPHONE BETTING

PHONES ARE IN RACETRACKS – NOW HAVE CELL PHONES

CREDIT GIVEN AT TRACKS/ CHECKS/ THEY HAVE ATMS

SO MANY PRO COLLEGE GAMES ARE ON TV~ MARCH MADDNESS/BIG $$ BETTING

ATM MACHINES ON CASINO & RACE TRACK FLOORS

INTERNET GAMBLING ALLOWS GAMBLING FROM HOME, DORMS & More!

AIRPLANE GAMBLING

FINALLY 800 / 900 HELP LINES IN PAPERS & ON INTERNET

MORE ACTIVE COMPULSIVE GAMBLING THAN EVER BEFORE

LIVE RACES ON TV

GAMBLING INFO SPOKEN & GIVEN ALL OVER

POWERBALL / BIG GAMES/ INTERNET LOTTERY

NATIONAL LOTTERY

STATE LOTTERY OFFERINGS ARE HUGE LEGAL GOVERNMENT PROFITS

BEEPERS, APPS, CELL PHONES & INTERNET TO GET GAMBLING & RECOVERY INFO

WOMEN GAMBLERS GAMBLE LOTS ~ MUCH MORE THEN MEN

EASIER TO PLACE A BET THEN BUY BEER OR CIGS TODAY

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS BOOK SAY’S~ “DON’TTEMPT OR TEST YOURSELF, DON’T GO NEAR OR IN A GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS — NO MATTER WHAT!”

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There is hope
There is hope
There is hope
There is hope
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Locate a meeting near you Talk to someone now: 1-888-GA-HELPS

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MORE AWESOME RECOVERY STUFF!
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THE INTERNET HAS CHANGED RECOVERY!

NOW RECOVERY WEBSITES WITH GOOD INFO, 24/7 CHATLINES & ROOMS, GA MEETINGS NOW
AVAILABLE ON LINE.

BOOKS WRITTEN BY OTHERS IN RECOVERY

1-800 HOTLINES FOR HELP POSTED IN GAMBLING & LOTTERY ESTABLISMENTS!

TREATMENT IN SOME STATES AND PRIVATE TREATMENT & REHABS
BUT INS NOT PAYING 4 IT? THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE!!CASINOS ARE RUNNING R G P AND TRAINING THERE WORKERS TO LOOK FOR SIGNS
OF ADDICTED GAMBLERS. . . . . .


**For more Gambling Addiction Recovery Resources? Please See My Page Here Titled:,
Gambling Addiction Recovery Resources & Other Recovery Stuff. **

 


God Bless All, and have a Happy Safe 4th of July Weekend!! *Catherine*

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