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By Doug Little

A blow-by-blow account of ecstasy and depression, this narrative exposes one man's conflict with compulsive playing. it's the harrowing memoir of Doug Little's two-year binge as a compulsive gambler-a fall from grace that made nationwide headlines, destroyed his lifestyles, and taken him to the very gates of criminal, madness, and loss of life. As a group chief, Little wager on a world-class on line casino because the financial salvation of his city whereas he himself used to be hopelessly addicted, playing feverishly to win again the millions of bucks he had "borrowed" from the 8 financial institution bills he managed. Little confesses the depression he felt within the parking zone after his losses, and the life-threatening rides domestic, broke back, one other $10,000 of alternative people's cash long past. informed within the first individual from the final time Little gambled, it recounts that bad day, hour by means of hour, by way of what occurred and what he was once pondering and feeling.

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77/ show them. My answer has always been to try harder, work harder, get the money, and make it happen. What I don't realize is that gambling is not like other things. The harder you work at gambling, the worse things get. "I know, I'm working on it," I bark at Doug Bell as he puts his head through my office door and tells me he has to file some bingo reports with the City of Orillia. They called again. In our unspoken code he is really asking if I have money to make the deposits as the bank slips have to be included along with the reports.

The night before I was to leave for Sault Ste. Marie, and my first visit to a "real casino," I had my biggest night of winning at bingo. , halfway through, buying my cards during the break. That gave me until about eight o'clock on any given night to get my board and community meetings over. The bingo rules said you had to be there before the second half starts and you still had to buy a full book of cards, wasting four games. This gave me a shot at the $3,500 Super Jackpot, the $1,000 jackpot, the bonanza game and three regular games and one special.

Bingo," I yelled again so the runner would hurry to the nonsmoking microphone and announce bingo for the caller and the rest of the players to hear out in the smoke-infested main part of 41 the hall. " In my excitement I had forgotten — you didn't call bingo until the number was actually called. " So I won the Super Jackpot game in the first session, but not the Super Jackpot itself. I won the consolation prize of $400. I waited to see if there were others who would share in the four hundred bucks, but no, it was all mine.

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