For some, they were able to stop before it was too late. Others were not so fortunate. Featured here are former (and current) players who played for Arsenal. Nov 13, · Gambling in football – English football and some of it's most high-profile stars have long battled gambling addiction. The combination of a bloated bank account and boredom can set some players on the road to ruin. With over career appearances under his belt, Kevin Davies has seen it all. Now he tells us of the dangers gambling poses to footballers.
'Gambling problems more common in footballers and cricketers'
Media playback is not supported on this device Gillespie Focus "I know the government has done an awful lot to get people help with drug and alcohol issues. Don't get me wrong, I did not enjoy losing but I was in control and we left having had some fun on the tables. We have had players who have got caught up in the scenario of taking out payday loans to place bets. We cover these in detail in our guide to getting started, as they actually apply to most sports. What follows are just some of the things I've witnessed in football: Hide Caption 1 of 3 Photos:
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Sport opinion Use your head: Kevin Davies thinks that young footballers are too prone to the temptations of gambling Image: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Is gambling becoming a really serious problem with our football players?
Reading Keith Gillespie's article in yesterday's Daily Mirror it appears so. With today's technology a player does not have to leave his seat to place a bet, you see the dressing room full of players on phones checking emails, twitter, texts, missed calls, Instagram and researching what to bet on next.
Football players earn a lot of money at a young age, and this combined with their competitive nature and an abundance of spare time is a recipe for gambling additions to take hold.
What follows are just some of the things I've witnessed in football: Gambling addicts in football I do not see the problem with a young single football player betting a percentage of his earnings if he chooses to. I do see it as a problem when a player is checking his bets at half time in the toilet during a match which I could not quite believe.
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I have never got in over my head where gaming is concerned but I have witnessed some horror stories that have made the front page of the national press and, away from the blackjack table, I have experienced the sharp decline of the floor beneath my feet when I have invested more than I could afford to lose.
In one walk of life, you are a victim of the times and, therefore, a blight on acceptable living. And a candidate for somebody like Harvard to throw shit loads of money into some groundbreaking research so that they can determine whether or not you have similar brain activity to that seen in cocaine addicts.
Which would mean you can be categorized as suffering from "impulse control disorder" and which would ultimately mean that you can pay for and be treated acceptably. In another life, a merchant bank will throw serious money at you, start you off on utilities and call you "a trader".
Sport's battle against depression Photos: Sport's battle against depression Hide Caption 1 of 9 Photos: Sport's battle against depression Robert Enke — In , Robert Enke was first-choice goalkeeper for the German national football team, enjoying a successful club spell with Hannover. But in November of that year, he took his own life by stepping in front of train. The year-old had been battling depression for the majority of his career and the story of his struggle is told movingly in Ronald Reng's acclaimed biography "A life too short: The tragedy of Robert Enke".
Hide Caption 2 of 9 Photos: Sport's battle against depression Kelly Holmes — Kelly Holmes is a British sporting hero after winning her gold medals over and meters at the Athens Olympic Games. But the track star has had to fight depression throughout her life, including a period of self-harming in the year before her Olympic triumph.
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