Unmasking Bill’s Story
Bill was married, had a young daughter and found himself hooked on fantasy sports betting. He used gambling as a way to cope with stress and to try to make more money for his family. Instead, his gambling began to cause more emotional and financial anxiety and stress. It affected the whole family. He was becoming something he didn’t want to be.
Bill called 1-800 GAMBLER. He addressed his stressors with healthier coping skills (working out regularly and spending more time outside), and he was able to involve his wife as support. He and his wife transitioned to playing fantasy football as a team, with no money involved. Bill became much more hopeful, less stressed, managed his urges well, and he had more money to support the family.