Casino

Philippines
February 21, 2007 6:21pm CST
My mom is often at the casino and hitting the slots. The first few years of her frequenting the place was ok. Recently, she has become a monster...getting defensive and often lying about whom she went out to casino with (there are times when she would tell us that she was with her sister, and of course we found out that auntie was at her house). I am really into tears now, she had become an addict of gambling. Help me...how can I stop this. :(
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I'm not sure you can stop her; you cannot control another person's behavior. It does sound like she has a problem though. If I were in your situation, I would do an online search for Gambler's Anonymous, which helps people with gambling problems, but do they have that in the Phillipines? Maybe you and your aunt can get some other friends and relatives together and confront your mother about her problem. It's harder for her to brush off a group than one person. You can all let her know how her gambling has hurt and upset you, and try to get her to seek help. But ultimately it's up to her.
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
thanks. but i dont think we have that in the Philippines. I spoke with my aunt and some of her friends..just that they dont want to be involved with her anymore. she has been known to throw tantrums everytime the topic is brought up.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
22 Feb 07
wow i have seen many people addict to gambling.they dont stop untill they hit rock bottom.have you try talking to her an tell her about how concern you are about her gambling.an were is your dad what do he think about her gambling.try an get her some help.tell all your family members maybe they can convice her to get help.but your mom has got to want help.
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
my dad is in canada. i am compelled to lie about the situation everytime he calls. :( i also would not want them to have problems. the thing is she is not working nor doing anything to earn and the money she is wasting in the slots is my dads.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
22 Feb 07
go to your library an get some books on gambing addiction,an read them to her or have them laying aroud the house so she can see them.you said she throws a tantrum when you talk about it.an is useing your dads money.i understand you not wanting to tell him,but i think you should.you cant make her quit on your own,tell your dad at least. it is his money shes loseing.