Recently, a series of articles on professional athletes who have lost millions of dollars due to inadequate financial decisions have been published. Athletes ranging from professional golfers to boxers and baseball players and bad decisions ranging from buying a car, women, and tigers, and even gambling addictions and poor investments in the industry. There are also those who have been deceived by their agent, accountant or ex-wife. Most of these problems are due to lack of education and others due to lack of maturity. However, these problems have opened up opportunities for entrepreneurs to manage finances and risks.
Gambling is an addictive game that can steal anything that interests or appreciates you. It's not about winning or losing, it's about games and actions. Top athletes with gambling problems include the following; Pete Rose, Paul Hornung Wayne Rooney, Michael Jordan, Alex Rodriguez, Charles Barkley, and Art Schlichter.
As with many life choices, the decision to seek help to stop gambling especially for athletes is difficult, the situations are often difficult because certain things are difficult to identify. You may be wondering: "I really have a problem with the gambling, everything would be fine if I could start winning, can I be lucky enough to get out of the game and stop?"
These gambling problems, with which many athletes struggle, have returned to the terrible experience of compulsive gambling. Addicts are excellent at rationalizing and talking about things, although they know that these rationalizations ultimately only lie.
The game causes other problems in the lives of addicted athletes, such as financial problems, relationship problems, health problems and, ultimately, work-related problems. As the disease progresses, it affects every part of the athlete's life. Does your game affect other parts of your life? Usually, this is a resistance test to decide if it is time to act. If you are wondering if you have a problem, you most likely have a problem.
Other athletes went bankrupt due to gambling, not everyone lost money because they live an extravagant lifestyle. Some tried to invest in gambling and the results turned out otherwise. They didn't plan for the future, but they had to rely on people for their money or tried to self-manage, but they did not have the time or knowledge to do well. Some of them invested in high-risk gambling in casinos and online gambling that failed so they got broke. Some athletes lack knowledge and required support. If those athletes had someone from the finance department whom he could trust and have a good reputation for, he would not lose money for such a stupid investment.
The therapists have led many to believe that most athletes who play gambling do that in order to escape and have fun. On the other hand, the list is a good starting point in case of doubt. Another suggestion is to attend the meeting of the anonymous gamblers and seek professional advice. The sooner the athletes solve the problem of the gambling, the sooner they can control it and stop the progression of the disease.