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GAMBLING ON N. F.L Playoff Games and the SUPER BOWL
Arnie Wexler -- Compulsive Gambling Addiction Expert Arnie Wexler -- Compulsive Gambling Addiction Expert
Lake Worth, FL
Saturday, December 27, 2014

 GAMBLING  ON  N. F.L Playoff Games and the SUPER  BOWL  Is like new years eve to the alcoholic

"Playoff games and the Super Bowl are to the compulsive gamblers what New Year's Eve is to the alcoholic," says Arnie Wexler, CCGC a leading expert on the subject of compulsive gambling and a recovering compulsive gambler himself. 

According to the National Gambling Study Commission, there are 5 million compulsive gamblers and 15 million at risk in the U.S. 
Will any players have a met on the games?
Sheila and Arnie Wexler have a book just out
All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction   
Written by Steve Jacobson AND Arnie Wexler
"I have spoken to more compulsive gamblers than anyone else in America over the last 46 years and have gotten hundreds of phone calls after playoff games and the Super Bowl from compulsive gamblers," Wexler says. "Some have spoken about embezzlements, white-collar crimes and destroying themselves and their families. Others were so desperate that they were contemplating suicide. "

" I have also spoken to many college and professional athletes who had a gambling problem," Wexler says. "In fact, an NCAA study a few years ago noted that there is a disturbing trend of gambling among athletes in college. Do you think that these people will get into the pros and then just stop gambling? "

"Compulsive gamblers and even recovering gamblers  are very vulnerable during the NFL post season because of all the media hype.  Gamblers not in recovery are looking for the "get out bet or lock bet,' Wexler says. "The media hype juices the gambler and -- as this is an impulse disorder -- many compulsive gamblers will be in action. And I wonder if any players might have a bet on the games. ! "

"With all the games and the media hype about odds and betting lines, there is an explosion of betting on these games," Wexler continues. "I can't believe that newspapers carry ads from these so-called handicappers, who are really 'scandicappers.' It's also interesting to note how often the information they are selling  is incorrect. "

"I remember years ago when Skip Bayless, then of the Dallas Morning News, had a gorilla in the Dallas Zoo make football picks for them," Wexler says. "The gorilla's picks were doing better than the sports writers.
 I think the responsible thing to do would be for newspapers, radio and TV shows to carry a public service message. "
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Arnie Wexler is a recovering compulsive gambler who placed his last bet on April 10, 1968. Wexler has been fighting the injustice of how sports, society and the judicial system deal with compulsive gamblers for the last 46+ years. He and his wife run a national help line: 1-888-LAST BET. If you want or need help, please call now.

Sheila and Arnie Wexler have a book out
All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction   
Written by Steve Jacobson AND Arnie Wexler
This book will take you into the heart and belly of the gambler  and his spouse and how the family is effected by  having an active gambler in the home. And how Gambling Addiction is  spreading all over this country. There are more active addicted  gamblers today then ever before in this country

Arnie Wexler's compulsive gambling spiraled out of control . . . now after forty-plus years in recovery he is a nationally known expert on gambling addiction and helps others to "quit the bet." All Bets Are Off chronicles Wexler's life as a gambler that began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie to take his bets, and started playing the stock market. His preoccupation with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down. Wexler's gripping narrative leads us 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


Steve Jacobson was a sports reporter and columnist for Newsday for 44 years beginning in 1960. He was awarded first prize by the Associated Press of New York and Top Five Sports Columnists numerous times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and has been twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, among other accolades. In 2004, he created, conducted interviews for, and helped script the documentary Jackie's Disciples for ESPN

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