Gambling addict considered suicide at his lowest point, mother's tears spurred him to change

 An initial winning streak, coupled with his father's mounting healthcare bills, plunged John (not his real name) into a spiral of gambling addiction and mounting debt.
An initial winning streak, coupled with his father's mounting healthcare bills, plunged John (not his real name) into a spiral of gambling addiction and mounting debt.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A bank manager won $5,000 when he first stepped into a casino in 2014.

Over the next two weeks, John (not his real name) won close to $25,000.

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