If you’ve ever wondered what life with a gambling addiction looks like, wonder no more. In this easy-to-read book, Ian shares his incredible story of how what started as a seemingly harmless and fun pursuit turned into life-changing addiction, debt, crime and prison. Gambling was ruining his life and stealing his happiness and peace of mind.
But Ian’s life was turned completely around when he encountered Jesus. It’s thrilling to read how he has been set free from a gambling addiction and is helping others in similar circumstances.
Ian’s wife also shares her story of a downward spiral into significant debt through playing Bingo.
Playing Bingo and fruit machines may appear to be harmless, yet can lead to heartache, misery and financial debt.
This book throws light on some of the inner workings of the gambling industry….. An eye opener, though perhaps not that surprising.
In the last part of Forty Years A Gambler, there are helpful appendices from various organisations working with people with gambling problems, as well as the results of a gambling impact survey set up by Ian and endorsed by Birmingham University.
For anyone working with vulnerable people who may be suffering from this secret and little understood addiction, this book is a must-read.