Sentences with phrase «compulsive gambler»

Compulsive Gamblers were an American garage rock group formed in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, in 1990 by Greg Cartwright and Jack Yarber, both future members of the Oblivians. (Wikipedia) (See all definitions)
I came from a family of addicts and co-addicts (my dad RIP was a prescription drug addict, compulsive gambler and binge alcoholic) and learned early on that if bad were to happen it was to happen to me.
RELIGION
Riggs, an unapologetic compulsive gambler decked out in horn-rimmed glasses and wild sideburns, is living out a TV-equipped Rolls-Royce that he won in a bet when he calls King out of the blue to pitch his idea for a male chauvinist vs. feminist match — a cockamamie offer that King initially rejects.
MOVIES & TV
The U.S. Department of Public Health estimates the number of compulsive gamblers in the nation at nearly 6 million — a figure that rivals the statistic for alcoholism.
RELIGION
«I used to bet on Vanderbilt all the time in basketball,» says Alex Andrews, the admitted compulsive gambler.
SPORTS
Mom Minerva (Cathy Moriarty), a compulsive gambler whose bookie is about to take out her debts in trade, comes along to help Hugo on her rounds.
MOVIES & TV
Derby About Blog My name is Andy and I'm a compulsive gambler, Derby Co..
DATING
JOBS
While alcoholism is not a sign of problem gambling, many compulsive gamblers are frequent drinkers.
RELATIONSHIPS
They're also set to hatch an elaborate plan to fleece a wealthy compulsive gambler (BD Wong) of over a million dollars.
MOVIES & TV
Ben Mendelsohn plays a compulsive gambler who has let his addiction destroy every aspect of his life — including a marriage and even a relationship with a not-unsympathetic loan shark in his hometown of Dubuque, Iowa.
MOVIES & TV
In the same way an alcoholic may get lost in a bottle or a compulsive gambler fixates on the next win to avoid the pain of life, the sex addict chooses sex as their way to cope with the world.
RELATIONSHIPS
A sweet, shambling, supremely enjoyable road movie about two compulsive gamblers of very different stripes, Mississippi Grind could easily be confused for one of Alexander Payne's wounded comedies, albeit one with higher stakes and a lower thread-count.
MOVIES & TV
Many compulsive gamblers are consumed with sports betting, bingo, lottery tickets, scratch-offs and internet gambling too.
RELATIONSHIPS
My father always cheated on her, and he was a compulsive gambler and an alcoholic.
ART
I see a lot of people that are compulsive gamblers that resort to fraud, and also people with just very normal habits and families to take care of who resort to the easy way out.
LAW
Perhaps not so highly recommended is The Gambler, which stars Mark Wahlberg as the son of very wealthy parents who is a university professor by day (the addition of specs don't make Wahlberg any more convincing here) and a compulsive gambler by night.
MOVIES & TV
My pick for the most jaw-dropping financial post of last week is by Free Money Finance who has uncovered a practice by compulsive gamblers that I can only describe as the ghastliest thing I've read in a while.
MONEY
When you find yourself in a situation where the hedge fund manager doesn't have any skin in the game, it is like making a deal with a compulsive gambler where you pay for his wagers and if his wagers work out, he keeps a portion of the winnings, but if the wagers don't work out you bear all of the losses and he walks away no worse for the wear.
MONEY
It's a 12-step fellowship for relatives or friends of compulsive gamblers and who have been affected by the gambling problem.
PARENTING
Based upon the authors» extensive firsthand experience, it arms mental health professionals with a rational framework for making sense of the often puzzling behaviors of compulsive gamblers, providing an array of tools and techniques for successful interventions.
RELATIONSHIPS
The storyline - which follows a compulsive gambler (Jay Baruchel's Andy) as he's given one hour to live by Australian hitman Reuben (Randy Quaid)- has been augmented with a whole host of gratuitous elements, with Andy's pointless detours (including a visit to a fast-food chicken joint and a quest to find a prostitute that looks like Rosie Perez) certainly ranking high on the list of Cole's unfortunate transgressions.
MOVIES & TV
In one of the few standout scenes, Nicky, who's also a compulsive gambler (or is that just part of the act?)
MOVIES & TV
Reeves» lackluster performance aside (more on that later), Conor, who begins the film as a compulsive gambler deep in debt to loan sharks, is hardly an interesting or appealing «hero.»
MOVIES & TV
Since my father was a compulsive gambler with a love for Irish whiskey and fast horses, we lived rather a gypsy life with dogs, horses, and homes being quite transient in our lives.»
PETS
It follows businessman Logan Stuart — Dana Andrews in one of the best performances of his career — who is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850s Oregon, and his loyalty to a greedy banker and compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.
MOVIES & TV
She is like the wife of the compulsive gambler who tells her husband she doesn't want to visit Las Vegas because she doesn't like the desert climate.
MONEY
Many compulsive gamblers resort to illegal activity, such as stealing, to continue their habits.
RELATIONSHIPS
With doctors and psychologists diagnosing addiction as a predisposition, do addicts, alcoholics and compulsive gamblers now have an excuse to carry on?
BOOKS
Drugs for Parkinson's disease, for example, can turn people into compulsive gamblers, while many antidepressants increase people's...
SCIENCE
Eddie Kaye Thomas, who plays compulsive gambler Toby Curtis, told reporters about the episode.
MOVIES & TV
Saint John of Las Vegas — Steve Buscemi is a compulsive gambler trying to break free of the allure of the titular city, where we all know everyone's a winner.
MOVIES & TV
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