Interview: ANDY MARGETT Andy found himself going from a small-staking horse racing punter and recreational on-line poker player to a self-confessed ‘compulsive gambler’ who could lose £1000 on a FOBT in one session. These losses were funded by credit cards and loans. On the precipice of financial and family ruin he sought help and pulled himself from the brink. In this brutally honest interview he tells his story and offers advice to people who may find themselves in a similar position. He concludes talking about the work he now does in that sphere and facing up to having a problem. Meeting Andy Margett.
ANDY MARGETT (part 1 of 3)
Andy Margett is a self described ‘Compulsive Gambler’ in this part one of a three-part interview he talks about how he slid into ‘problem’ gambling, spiralled into debt but fought back.
ANDY MARGETT (part 2 of 3)
‘Compulsive Gambler’ Andy Margett continues his interview talking about how he went from winning at on-line poker to losing £1,000 in a FOBT in one sitting. He describes the danger signs for punters that might be getting ‘hooked’. He explains what he’d like bookmakers to do to help people that are getting into problems.
ANDY MARGETT (part 3 of 3)
In the final part of ‘Compulsive Gambler’ Andy’s interview he talks about how people have combated the cravings to gamble. He talks of just wanting to feel normal ‘boring’ even. He’s 99% certain he’ll never gamble again, but needs to keep it in check. He concludes with tools that are out there to help punters stop gambling and the work he does himself to help punters in a similar position to the one he once was in.
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Simon Nott is author of:
Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting Ring