If you work in an office, frequent sports bars or peruse sports related websites then you’re well aware of America’s second favorite past-time. Fantasy Football started as an Internet-based fan activity that has ballooned from its humble days on YahooGroups and Usenet into a multimillion dollar industry. Some call it unregulated gaming (gambling), its legal definition is a game of skill, while others compare it to World of Warcraft and other MMPORGs. There are some Fantasy Football players who do make a sustainable living from their playing; but as with professional gambling, there are winners and losers. Others have blown through hundreds of thousands of dollars, racking up Fantasy football debt, often times destroying personal relationships or ending up on the streets.
Fantasy Football is a form of gambling, as with most addictions, it’s easy to rationalize your behavior. Recognizing that there is a problem is the first step. These questions will help.
Gaming can become an addiction for certain people, just like substance abuse. If you think that you have answered “yes” to many of the questions above, call the National Council on Problem Gambling, or chat with them online. They can help get the support you need.
Getting Back on Track
At Van Horn Law Group, we have a lot of experience in helping people get back on a firm financial footing. It might take bankruptcy, a negotiating session with your creditors, or even a consolidation loan. Whatever it is, we’ll help you through every step of the way. Call our offices in West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale and set up an appointment for a free initial consultation. We’re open six days a week and ready to work with you. Call us today, and let’s get your life back on track!
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