Student-driven film spotlights young gamblers, online betting
With sports betting at his fingertips and a poker table a mouse click away, it was all too easy for Max Shona to spend hours gambling on the internet.
But as hours turned into days and the urge to win bigger began to consume him, the 22-year-old realized he had a problem, reports the Canadian Press. "It was an addiction. I can admit to saying it," says Shona. "It still haunts me."
While Shona's gambling began when he was still in high school betting on $5 poker games, the move to cyberspace saw what had begun as a pastime spiral out of control. "I went to online gambling, which is the devil. It's probably the worst thing in the world," he says. "It's so accessible ... and you just don't cash out."