Howard can remember the day he became sober from gambling. He was prolific sports gambler; Howard didn’t mind casinos, but ultimately he bet his money on baseball. He started as a young man making innocuous bets, but soon he lost his control. Tommy would bet more and more money. He’s not sure why it appealed to him, but he can remember his father bragging about gambling wins. He even had a secret bank account, hidden from his wife, in which he stashed his gambling money.