Saturday, May 3, 2008

Local Man Has 4:1 Odds to Beat Gambling Addiction

Davenport, IA- Carl Brenditz has taken the first step toward recovery; admitting he has a problem. He then called his bookie to place a bet against himself.

Benditz has been battling a gambling addiction for three years, ever since he moved to Davenport. Davenport is one of the “Quad-Cities” a group of four cities which form a singular metropolitan area; giving residents easy access to three different riverboat casinos.

Mr. Brenditz’s bookie, who preferred to remain anonymous, thought the odds were fair.

“I’ve seen Carl go through a lot of stuff because of his addiction, I think he’ll really try to make it,” claimed the bookmaker. “I don’t think he’s going to throw it just to get the money. He’s an addict not a liar.”

Brenditz says that he will have to take it, one day at a time. He has told members of his gambling anonymous group that if it doesn’t work out this time, he’ll just have to take double or nothing and try again.

Members of his group say they have faith in his will power, but think that he’s taking the wrong approach.