Questions and Answers About the Problem of Compulsive
Gambling and the Bettors Anonymous Program

Does this mean I can't even buy a lottery ticket or participate in a World Series pool?

It means exactly that. A stand has to be made some where and Bettors Anonymous members have found that the first bet is the one to avoid, even though it may be as little as matching for a cup of coffee or playing in a penny ante card game.

GAMBLING , for the compulsive gambler is defined as follows : Any betting or wagering, for self or others, whether for money or not, no matter how slight or insignificant, where the outcome is uncertain or depends upon chance or 'skill' constitutes gambling.

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Central Service Office – Bettors Anonymous
668 Main Street, P.O. Box 3143 Wilmington, MA 01887
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