Was the professional gambler a fallen man?

Was the professional gambler a fallen man?

“In the early part of the century,” Jon Bradshaw wrote, “the professional gambler was still a romantic figure—a fallen man, perhaps, and evil, if the melodramas of the period are to be believed. He was a freebooter, a man who took the long chance at a time when the country still believed in dark horses.

Is there a national Problem Gambling HelpLine?

If you or anyone you know is struggling with a gambling addiction, the National Problem Gambling Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-522-4700. You can also visit ncpgambling.org/chat.

Is Phil Mickelson a gambler?

Phil Mickelson’s reputation as a gambler precedes him, but the extent of that gambling — and his losses — far exceeded public knowledge, according to reporting in a forthcoming Mickelson biography by golf writer Alan Shipnuck.

Who was the gambler?

During the Prohibition period, the gambler was a romantic figure. The backwoods-rogue Alvin C. Thomas liked the sound of that. And when a newspaper later jumbled with his name, he went along. The rest of his life, he strutted on a stage of his own in a persona of his making.