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Casino employee reveals the ‘most tragic things they’ve seen’ as a result of gambling addiction

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The casino employee also gave some behind-the-scenes insight into the industry

Warning: This article contains discussion of gambling addiction which some readers may find distressing.

A casino worker has detailed the most shocking thing they have seen while at work.

For many people gambling can be a little bit of fun, just a fun game. You go in with a little and you leave with a lot… or if you are having a particularly bad night, you end up having to walk home rather than catch a cab.

But the point remains, most of us know when to say, ‘alright it is just not my night’ and call it a day. Unfortunately, this isn’t true of everyone.

Some people can experience gambling addictions and this can go on to become a massive issue for both themselves and those around them.

Unfortunately, not everyone knows when to stop. (Getty Stock Image)

Unfortunately, not everyone knows when to stop. (Getty Stock Image)

Taking to Reddit, user superraredonut claimed they had worked in casino surveillance for 17 years, and called on users to ask them anything.

One person couldn’t help but ask what whether the worker had seen some of the biggest lows that had befallen someone with a gambling addiction, writing: “I have a gambling addict in my family. What is the most tragic thing you ever witnessed happen when it comes to a gambling addict?”

Superraredonut replied: “A guys wife left him so he decided to try to burn down the casino and set himself on fire while doing it. He survived and went to jail.”

Many users couldn’t believe the story while others argued gambling addictions regularly put strain on relationships.

Another user asked: “Why are so many people hooked on slot machines. Seems like in the last 4 or 5 years it’s out of control. People are losing everything.”

Superraredonut responded: “It’s an addiction. The noise and the lights. The machine sleep you playing by thinking you’re gonna hit at any time.”

The casino employee also gave other insights into the industry. (Getty Stock Image)

The casino employee also gave other insights into the industry. (Getty Stock Image)

While these are some of their bleakest replies, the casino employee also gave other insights into the industry.

One Redditor asked: “If someone wins big, does the casino provide security so they can leave safely?”

To which Superraredonut replied: “Yes they do. You can always have the casino cut you a check or wire it to you if you want.”

So I guess you don’t have to worry about dollars flowing out of your pocket as you walk down the strip if you do hit the jackpot.

Please gamble responsibly. For help, support and advice about problem gambling, call the National Problem Gambling Helpline on 1-800-GAMBLER, 24/7.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images

Topics: Reddit, Social Media, Money

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