Personally I can’t see the attraction. How anyone can glean any enjoyment from sweating over which horse wins a race, or whether a little ball drops into a certain red or black numbered slot on a roulette wheel is beyond me.
Some people certainly do, though. My Father-In-Law, for instance, liked a flutter on the gee-gees, but he never, ever bet more than he could easily afford to lose.
Not so, others, however. Gambling can quickly take over and destroy lives. One such man who knows all about that, first hand, is the author of this true story of a gambler out of control, Jason Haddigan.
The well written and gripping story, tells how he lived off the proceeds of gambling for many years, including betting on horses, dogs and his own snooker and pool skills. He took to scamming bookmakers across England and Scotland and also gambled regularly in Las Vegas. A winner and loser of sometimes breathtaking amounts, the reader is treated to the incredible highs and lows which that brings, along with details of his numerous trips to the fabulous Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas and his women, children and booze-fuelled lifestyle.
Of course, he eventually lost everything and ended up in prison, as well as being banned from most betting shops nationwide.