A recovered gambling addict says 24-hour casinos in Winnipeg will mean trouble for problem gamblers.
“When we go ahead and provide people who have out-of-control gambling issues an opportunity to gamble longer, it just means that their lives are going to be out of control,” said Chris Parlow, whose own life spiraled downwards shortly after Manitoba’s first year-round casino opened 25 years ago in the Hotel Fort Garry.
“It did destroy my life. For 20 years I lived in secret, covert-like, doing everything I could to avoid detection and letting people know I had a serious illness. I did a lot of lying.”
‘What often happens at the end of all of this chaos is we decide to take our life because we just can’t take it …
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