Chris Stringman gambled, and lost, GBP130,000, destroying his savings, losing his car, and almost his house...but he managed to escape his addiction just before he fell over the precipice. This is not a book about how to win, rather a book about how not to lose. Chris Stringman's personal demon was financial spread-betting - where punters trade on the price movement of a particular market. He explains how it operates, how it sucks gamblers in and keeps them there, and how it nearly cost him everything.He also takes a look at high-street bookies, fruit machines, casinos, poker and bingo, and then goes on to answer some important questions: How do we gamble? Why do we gamble? How can we spot the signs in others? How can we help them? Chris Stringman writes from the heart and tells it like it is in this searingly honest, and highly readable work. It entertains as well as educates - essentially a self-help book for the delusional gambler.