In Groetzinger, the court held that a professional gambler
is in the business of gambling based on the continuity and extensiveness of the activities and the good faith intent of the taxpayer.
Holding: The court held that the taxpayer was not a professional gambler
after it concluded that eight factors weighed against Bonaparte and one factor (the expectation the activity's assets will appreciate) was neutral.
If the compulsive gambler
has not entered into a treatment program, chances are high that he/she has not been able to address adequately the thoughts and behaviors that can induce a relapse.
were not far behind with PS603 lost per player with a betting population of 3,892.
Money is the gambler
's key to action, but they don't tend to see this activity as theft.
It will be of added benefit if doctors know what to do to help a gambler
Of the 10 excessive Internet gamblers
, seven were boys (two problem and five pathological Internet gamblers
) and three were girls (one problem and two pathological Internet gamblers
Lorne Tepperman, Betting Their Lives: The Close Relations of Problem Gamblers
. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2009, 346 pages $48.00 hardcover (978-0-19-543059-2)
could risk losing more than their stake if they use a credit card to fund their flutters.
The 50-mile drive has worn on the former grocery warehouse worker, so next week he'll host Florence's first Gambler
's Anonymous meeting.
A national survey found that about 14% of adults have never gambled; 75% are low-risk, social gamblers
; nearly 8% are at risk; and 1.2% are pathological gamblers
"Their thought processes are so messed up, that even if they've been a gambler
for three, four, five or 10 years, and it hasn't worked out, they all say, 'All I need is a win, a big win'."