Gambling is destroying finances and marriages yet many of us cannot
seem to stop.
Wisechoice can offer a way out...
It has been said that you cannot lose all of your money in Vegas if you don't go to Vegas. The problem with Internet gambling is that we all have access to the internet and we can gamble in the privacy of our home or office with no one watching. All we need is a credit card and a connection.
Since Most of us must have the internet then we are always open to slipping over for a little game which then begins to be several games followed by hours of gambling...sometimes with horrifying results.
Wisechoice filtering is a tool that can help you get a grip. Our system lets you put a wall between you and the gambling sites that you cannot break through even in a weak moment. We do not offer an adult over ride password because we know that we will use it at that weak moment at 2am.
In order to remove the wall between you and these sites you have to actually telephone the nice ladies at our office, provide proof that you are the original account holder and then make the changes. We try to make it hard!
If you need someone to be a partner to help keep you honest, we also provide an accountability feature at no extra cost which will allow your partner-perhaps your wife or counselor or close friend, to actually access your surfing history in a location where you cannot erase it! It can even be set up to send an alert to your partners' cell phone if the system sees you attempting to get to the gambling sites so that they can light you up!
The system works beautifully and may be the one thing that preserves you marriage, your finances even your job....
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Or see this story from ABC NEWS http://abcnews.go.com
Mark Erickson always craved a piece of the action -- so the accountant from Phoenix started betting on sports over the Internet.
But soon, it spiraled out of control.
"I've heard other people compare it to a cocaine addiction, the high you get from that, and that's the euphoria I felt," he said. "It becomes an all-consuming activity. The lining up the money, the handicapping of the game, the betting of the game, the watching of the game. Win or lose, it didn't matter to me, it just set me up to bet again."
Three and a half years ago, Erickson accrued $400,000 in gambling debts. Desperate, he began stealing from his clients. And when they caught on, he left his family and fled.
"I became this person I didn't know," he said. "But I thought this must be what I have to do. I got myself into this. I got to get myself out of it.
The situation became so dire, that Erickson contemplated killing himself. He considered going to Mexico and if he couldn't kill himself there, he'd pay someone else to do it, he said
'A Devastating Illness'
Erickson is a compulsive gambler, a condition just as dangerous and debilitating as drug or alcohol addiction. There are an estimated 6 million people who deal with the problem in the United States. As gambling on the Internet becomes more popular and more sites crop up, those numbers are expected to increase.
"I think it's a devastating illness, it's an illness that if it's not treated, it will end up that the person's whole lifestyle will be affected," said Ed Looney, executive director of Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey.
The problem is affecting younger people as well. Drawn in by the popularity of poker, half of all men in college are gambling on an monthly basis -- even though betting on sports is illegal everywhere in the U.S. except Nevada.
Nevertheless, the industry rakes in mind-boggling amounts of cash. By some estimates, $7 billion is wagered on the Super Bowl alone in casinos, online and with bookies.
It is now high season for sports betting. The college bowl games this weekend lead to the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl. Then, it's March Madness, where many participate in an office betting pool.
"Sports betting is the rock of Gibraltar," Looney said. "It's American, like apple pie. That will always be there. People love to bet on it. People love to bet on their football games."
After 23 days on the run, Erickson turned himself in. He served a year in prison and now works for a compulsive gambling help line. He credits a 12-step program to helping him overcome his problem, and he has not gambled in almost four years.
"Life is great," Erickson said. "The miracles I've experienced. The sharing of experiences with friends, family, like I've never seen before. These are things that I avoided my whole life, not choosing to be a part of, but today I cherish them."