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Problem gambling can unfortunately have
further reaching effects than some people might realize, putting into
perspective the importance of installing resources on online casino sites.
Circumstances that go too far can have drastic effects, as one man learned
this week, jailed for his problem gambling, which led to his stealing of
£330,000 from his employer, funds that he embezzled to keep his addiction
alive on online gambling websites.
The gentleman, Eamonn McGirr, aged 27 years, has been in jail for 20 months for his theft, totaling a sum of £330,000 over the period of two years. McGirr, a man from Tyrone, Ireland, was accused of having written more than 170 different company checks in the period, associated with false invoices, all of which he then deposited into his own personal bank account. McGirr said that he used nearly all of the money to directly or indirectly support his online gambling habit, doing him little good as it drove him only deeper into debt.
McGirr began to play in a very casual way when he was at college, saying that it began with simple bets on football games and horse races, but eventually spiraled out of control. Online blackjack was his downfall, as he signed up for membership programs at a number of online casinos, and lost money at all of them. McGirr admitted to playing thousands of hands every day, unable to stop himself from continuing just one more bet.
The gambler has been jailed for 20 months for his actions, though the judge overseeing his case did acknowledge the role the online casinos played in his circumstances. The case was an issue of morals in ‘almost biblical proportions,’ said David McFarland, who said that internet gambling sites needed to take a serious look as to how they did business. In McGirr’s case, he took out loans from his financial before opening up five other credit cards to support his problem. When those funds were gone, he began to steal from his employer.
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