Still, nothing can prepare you for watching punters fight over their losses or throw away a weekly wage in an hour.
Bookmakers are excluding persistent winners as "liabilities". It's perfectly legal, if not entirely fair. But these high-stakes gamblers still find ways to bet – and now the liabilities are starting to fight back.
I got to the point where I easily made $16,000 each month.
Being surrounded by loss and despair every day is surprisingly not great.