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Fantasy Gambling A Gateway to Youth Gambling Addiction,
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Arnie Wexler -- Arnie and Sheila Wexler Associates Arnie Wexler -- Arnie and Sheila Wexler Associates
Lake Worth , FL
Saturday, September 24, 2016

 
Fantasy Gambling A Gateway to Youth Gambling Addiction,
 
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY YOUNG KIDS ARE "GAMBLING" ON FANTACY SPORTS  AND ARE ALREADY SEEKING HELP FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION. 
 
GET TO  ARNIE WEXLER IF YOU ARE DOING A STORY ON THIS   
  954  - 5015270 OR ASWEXLER@AOL.COM
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                               "All Bets Are Off "

Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction

 

By Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson

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Arnie Wexler, former gambler
and author, who runs a national gambling help hotline,
   888 LAST BET
 says" fantasy sports are a
 gateway drug" to serious problems.
"When you have that gambler's gene, fantasy
 sports are going to lure you into gambling addiction.
 
Wexler says when online poker first began,
 his hotline   888 LAST BET  was flooded within a year by calls
from young players ages 12 to 30. "A year from now,
 you're going to have thousands of young people just
 starting now with fantasy sports gambling coming in for problems
 with gambling addiction.''
 

"Arnie is always available, responding not just emotionally, but physically, to gamblers still suffering.  He's a guy tough enough to have survived  gambling addiction  and tough enough to make twelve-step calls that have involved cancelling family plans, driving through blizzards, and facing the underbelly of gambling straight on. Arnie is tireless in his efforts to help others.

 

"He is alive with his desire to share the joyous freedom that his recovery has brought him, while still remembering well the horror of his late-stage gambling. When Arnie sees a person walk into a twelve-step program for the first time, he remembers how he felt that last day  4/10/68 he gambled.

 

Wexler's life as a gambler began as a teenager  on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. His preoccupation with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down.

 

His life up to age 30  went  through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets—and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well. There book 

 "All Bets Are Off  "      provides a revealing picture of how the often hidden addiction of compulsive gambling ravages the lives of both the addict and those around him or her. It is a brutal cautionary tale, and also an inspiring story of hope and healing for anyoneor family member  affected by problem gambling.

 
        Arnie is one of the foremost experts on the subject of compulsive gambling, and has been involved in helping compulsive gamblers for over 48 years. He has appeared on many of America's top television show, including Oprah, Nightline 60 min. Today show, and 48 Hours. He has been quoted and profiled in hundreds of magazines and  newspapers.

Arnie and Sheila Wexler have provided extensive training on compulsive, problem, and underage gambling,
They  work with all aspects of compulsive gambling: counseling, referrals, public awareness, education, treatment, court cases, colleges, employee assistance programs, judicial systems, legislators, and gaming organizations. We have presented workshops and training seminars internationally.
     
                       We need to not let our addiction define us, but have our recovery define us.  
 
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           ASWEXLER@AOL.COM
          CALL ME -------------954  --  5015270
 
 

Arnie and Sheila Wexler have provided extensive training on Compulsive, Problem and Underage Gambling, to more than 40,000 gaming employees (personnel and executives) and have written Responsible Gaming Programs for major gaming companies. In addition, they have worked with Gaming Boards and Regulators, presented educational workshops nationally and internationally and have provided expert witness testimony. Sheila Wexler is the Executive Director of the Compulsive Gambling Foundation. They also run a national help line (888 LAST BET)

 
Arnie Wexler
Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates
Lake Worth, FL
561-249-0922