Our expert says:
Supposedly sponsored by the casinos, and advertised with contact details at all of them, there are programmes for compulsive gamblers, which can help. So could a good Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) therapist. Also, it should be possible on discussing the problem with each othe casinos he uses, to have him banned from them, and then security guards will not allow him in and will throw him out if he sneaks in.
If he is gambling not in casinos but with local unofficial gambling guys, surely they are smart enough not to accept his money ? They may need to be told that he is about to be investigated for theft of the moeny he gives them, so it would be to their advantage to refuse to take any bets from him.
If he gambles with other people's money, well, if it is with their knowledge and permission, they're fools, and if it is without their consent, that's theft and fraud. and the police should become involved. And he should be charged and punished for theft - and maybe he can get some treatment for his bad behaviour while in jail or while on probation.
Don't ever give him any money - as you say, he cannot be trusted with it.
His own family have perhaps been hurt by him earlier, and are not delighted to see this as your problem. YOu could get a protection order to keep him out of your home, if that is what you want, and you could divorce him and leave him to his own devices - you'd need legal advice about this, and the local magistrate's court might be able to help.
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