He lost over $1 million to gambling and his fiancee left him one month before wedding

More people are voluntarily banning themselves from betting on the Singapore Pools online account. There were 4,802 active self-exclusion orders from this account at the end of last year, a 20 per cent increase from 4,011 orders at the end of 2020. John is one of them.

At the peak of his addiction, John was betting $20,000 to $30,000 a day. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
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SINGAPORE - One month before his wedding about five years ago, John's (not his real name) fiancee broke up with him.

At that time, he had lost more than a million dollars, blew his mother's life savings, and was hounded by more than a dozen legal and illegal moneylenders.

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