"Within 30 minutes of arriving at Eagle Pass, I was on my way home, penniless, beating myself up for another brutal gambling defeat."
It was 1 AM during the middle of the week at Trinity University. The small San Antonio institution was quiet as students rested for another busy day of papers and tests. As my roommates drifted off to sleep, I sat wide awake. This was no ordinary night. Tonight, I had a plan.
With my girlfriend asleep and $400 cash in my pocket, I was prepared to finally claw myself back to even and quit gambling for good. The plan was simple enough. Make the 2 hour 20 minute drive from my apartment to the Lucky Eagle Casino, run up my bankroll, and return safely home with nobody the wiser.
Within 30 minutes of arriving at Eagle Pass, I was on my way home, penniless, beating myself up for another brutal gambling defeat. To the outside world I looked like a normal college student. Internally, I was living in my own mental prison unable to think about anything but gambling. I continued gambling for a few months after this trip until my life was so agonizing that I finally threw in the towel and started upon my ongoing journey of recovery.
I am now approaching 4 years clean from gambling and gain so much from helping others. I believe that all people should receive thorough, honest information on this topic so that they can make informed decisions. I am not anti-gambling, I am pro-education.
So pull up a chair, visitor, and let's get the conversation started.