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Day 1 - Part 1
Hello Friend , and welcome to Setting Captives Free-Higher Stakes. My name is Mike Cleveland, and I am co-writing this course with my good friend Scott, who has found wonderful freedom from gambling and all forms of betting. He and I will be walking you through the next 60 Days as you seek to be free from gambling on the Internet or casino’s, lottery tickets, horse races, sports books, or any other form of betting.
First, before I explain how the course works, let me have Scott share with you a bit of his story. I was enslaved to gambling for the past 2 ½ years of my life. I spent countless hours in casinos and online poker rooms. As time went by my problems really started to escalate. I started lying to my wife on a consistent basis, telling her things like: traffic was bad and I would be late, but was really at the casino. I would stay up all night gambling while on various trips, would leave the casino just in time to get to my room to take a shower and go to other required meetings. I really struggled staying awake. By this time Gambling on the Internet became a part of my daily life. I would wake up in the middle of the night and go gamble online so that my wife would not know. At times I was so into it that I would play 5 tables at one time, with a minimum buy in of $200 dollars per table. All of this led to a life of enslavement where I had no hope of ever being free.
The rest of Scott's story you will read as you continue on in the course. Well, at least bits and pieces of it. We sort of interspersed his story in to the days of the course so that you will know that the teaching in the course comes from one who has "been there, done that" and is now free from gambling and all forms of betting. Our desire in sharing his story with you ...