Whether betting on sports, black jack, or online poker, many of us enjoy the occasional chance to turn loose change into mad money. But for nine million Americans — gambling is a dangerous preoccupation that’s causing massive debt, damaged relationships, and even jail time. On this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people whose gambling habits have become an obsession that’s changing their lives forever.
Corey started playing poker in college and eventually got hooked. He dropped out of school to gamble full-time — but has racked up some serious debt along the way. With his life in a downward spiral, Corey’s mom is insisting that he go to rehab right away. Will therapy finally put a stop to Corey’s urge to double-down?