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Asian Gambling Addiction

There are a number of cultural factors that influence gambling among Asians here in the U.S. When we trace the roots back to Asia, you can see Asian cultures view gambling much more as a social activity than mainstream American society. Read More

"Asian Games"

In Atlantic City New Jersey the casino has a certain
section of the room called Asian games. Also it's
interesting to know that the Asian "gambles" with
cigarette smoking, which they DO NOT believe causes Cancer.

Gambling problems

How can you not be attracted to the colorful, musical, and action-packed screens on the slot machines? They’re magical and mesmerizing. “I’ll just try it once, or twice.” Three years later I was still trying and seven more years, my luck hadn’t changed. Perhaps I wasn’t trying hard enough.

Gripped by Gambling is the story of my descent into the gambling addiction and Detour is my climb out of the pit I created. Sure, everyone loves to gamble . . . if they win. But, the person sitting next to you in church, the man in line at the grocery store, or one of your co-workers; any one of these could be involved with a gambling problem. Your grandmother or your grandson may be committing a crime to support their gambling addiction as you are reading this paragraph.

Detour leads the reader on my path of determination, discipline, and dedication to a new life of recovery. The challenges I faced after prison release led me to recovery and to unimaginable serenity and joy. These books would be valuable additions to everyone’s library.

I also publish a newsletter, Women Helping Women, which has been on-line for more than fourteen years and is read by thousands of women (and men) from around the world. (www.femalegamblers.info).


Marilyn Lancelot

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Sam Louie is a therapist with a private practice in Seattle specializing in multicultural issues and sexual addiction.

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