Friday, July 21, 2017
How Gambling Can Cause Problems, Even For A Celebrity
Each year thousands upon thousands of people descend on Las Vegas and other cities where gambling is legal, with the hope of hitting a jackpot or winning a big hand of poker. Vegas is also a popular destination for weddings, birthday celebrations, and bachelor or bachelorette parties. No doubt, Vegas or Atlantic City can be fun, and gambling can be fun but you do have to be careful not to spend more than you can afford. The allure of a slot machine or table game is to make a lot of money in a short amount of time, but more often than not the house wins. In fact, the house almost always wins, and this means the gamblers are the ones who lose. If you go to have fun and are able to walk away without losing the shirt off of your back then by all means enjoy a weekend trip to your favorite gambling city. But, if you are not able to control yourself, you could quickly end up in financial ruin.
This is true for everyone, even people we tend to think of as having plenty of money. Here is a short list of celebrities who have dealt with a gambling addiction or simply love to spend time at a casino:
• Troubled pro golfer Tiger Woods
• Actor Tobey Maguire
• Everyone’s favorite “bad boy”, Charlie Sheen
• Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps
• Actor Ben Affleck
• Former professional basketball player, Charles Barkley
Whether these stars have a gambling addiction or not is anyone’s guess, and is best left to a professional to diagnosis. But what is certain is that no one is immune from the glitz and excitement gambling offers. If you have incurred a lot of debt as the result of a gambling habit, now is the time to take steps to get out of debt. We can offer you solutions to get your money problems straightened out, and put you back on solid financial ground. Whether you need to file bankruptcy, try to refinance or modify your mortgage loan, or work to save your car from repossession, we know what needs to be done. Let us help.
If you have more questions about debt, contact us today at www.law-ri.com. We will help you come up with solutions that work for your family, and have multiple locations where we schedule appointments so you can make a choice that is convenient for you.