Gladys Knight Remembers Gambling Days 30.05.2013

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Gladys Knight is without a doubt a living legend, having become a household name thanks to hits such as “Midnight Train to Georgia”. What you might not know about her, however, is her gambling history. Yes, Gladys Knight used to be quite the player.

The singer with the huge voice has come out about a time she got into playing blackjack, but has admitted that the habit went too far and became an addiction. In the candid interview, Knight recalls how a friend of hers offered her to try a game of blackjack for the first time, which she enjoyed and then decided to get back to.

She said that the realisation that she had developed an unhealthy addiction came when she had spent all night playing blackjack, forgetting about the fact that she should be at home preparing her son for school. At that point, she called Gamblers Anonymous who asked her for her location and offered to go and pick her up straight away. She credits this point as the beginning of her road to recovery. Knight also credits a “faith that is unbeatable” as a driving force which helped her to get better.

Knight’s story should perhaps serve as a reminder that anything that can be enjoyed in moderation and with self-control can also go to far in the absence of those qualities. Blackjack is potentially the most lucrative of all casino games, but players who find that their gambling habits are getting out of control are strongly advised to contact Gamblers Anonymous for help.

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