Justyn Larcombe, 47, from Kent, tells how free bets kept luring him back while trying to break his addiction
Gambling was an escape for me. It was a place I would go to when reality was too hard to bear. Reality was especially hard when I had lost a lot of money. I thought I could win it all back and it would all be OK.
I was addicted to the release of endorphins you get when you spend money you cannot afford but I was also addicted to the physical act of placing a bet.