A seventy-four-year-old man was reported as an online poker addict. He stole $135,000 according to an independent report.
A former educator and a part-time accountant, John Carlos was summoned to go to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for the accusation of defrauding the franchise owner of Peter Fortune, Eddie Rockets, and his former employer.
These fraudulent crimes took place in between the years 2005 and 2008.
There are lots of similar cases that made it to the headlines. Last fall, a pastor in Massachusetts was arrested because of stealing $230,000 for his gambling addictions. In New York, a nun was in jail for 90 days for the same reason and with the stolen amount of $130,000 to support her betting. Another instance in Chicago, a prominent rabbi has been convicted because of trespassing and deception of identity just to go to casino and gambling, but the charges have been dropped.
There are many similar stories of super-rich personality that blows a very big amount of money.
In the month of November, an approaching new research will help to solve the problem about the gambling addicts.
Thanks for reading! Gambling addiction is a serious matter. It's been proven that it is just as much a mental disease as alcoholism or drug addiction. Gambling addicts have lost houses, cars, sentimental things, families, and even their own lives over their addiction. There is help out there. If you feel you might have a gambling problem, visit Gamblers Anonymous, or GamblingHelpOnline.org.au.