Many people enjoy the occasional bet, but for some people, gambling can become a terrible addiction. Have you got a feeling that gambling might be a problem for your partner or a loved one? Well, the good news is there is something you can do.
Sometimes, the warning signs are very obvious; they frequently make large bets on one or more types of sports, they’re always at the casino or pokies, they have terrible mood swings related to the outcomes of their bets. Other times, the warning signs are a bit subtler; they never seem to have any money but don’t have anything new to account for it, they’re borrowing money from you and friends and family, they lie about where they’ve been, or they seem to spend an unusual amount of time online playing games like poker. As a private investigators Sydney/Melbourne, our detectives see all these scenarios and many more! If you’ve noticed these or other issues cropping up with your partner, and you think they may be pointing to a gambling problem, there are things you can do.
Find out how bad the problem is
You can’t help someone until you know exactly what is going on and how bad it is. Are they in debt by hundreds of dollars? Thousands? More? What kind of gambling are they doing? Are they gambling alone, or with friend? By running surveillance and investigating their true financial situation (which they may be hiding from you) a private investigator can help you find out if they do have a gambling problem, and find out just how bad it is, saving you a nasty surprise later on.
Work out their habits
The more information you have about their gambling, the easier it is to combat it. When do they go? After work? With certain friends? Do they always gamble at the same place, or somewhere different? Our Sydney/Melbourne private investigators can give you a play by play of their gambling habits, giving you the knowledge you need to formulate a plan to help them.
Give them no way to deny
When you do confront them, there’s a good chance they will deny that they have a problem. They can spin all sorts of lies (even to themselves) to justify the way they’ve been gambling. By presenting them with evidence, such as surveillance footage or documents that your investigator has provided you with, you can cut through the denial and properly address the situation.
If you have suspicions about your partner gambling, our Sydney/Melbourne detectives can help you get the necessary proof and information. Call us today to speak with one of our specialised investigators. We have the highest degree of experience and skill, and know how to get you the truth while keeping your suspicions discreet. If you have doubts about a partner, spouse, child or loved one, don’t just stick your head in stand or stay stuck in the rut of denial and suspicion. You deserve to know the truth, and you can help them through this issue. Give us a call on 1300 721 715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.