David’s first time gambling was at age six. His father taught him to play poker, making penny bets, and it soon became a family activity. Later in life, David can see that other kids would enjoy a range of activities but he only wanted to play poker. Soon his family games went from pennies to dimes. As an adult, David now knows his father, who showed him how to gamble, had a gambling problem himself. In his teen years, he would spend his money from his after school jobs to gamble and it came to consume his life; if he wasn’t spending time gambling he was using it to prepare to make his bets.
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