The gambling addiction makes bad things with Urs. He pushes his hair back. Shed. A rash on the scalp. He got it because someone gambled in his environment online and he turned almost through.
Urs is talking with four men between the ages of 30 and 70, the hot different in reality. Every two weeks they meet in a room looking for specialist Agency of St. Gallen, and help each other. The Play has made her first overjoyed and then the sky is sad, as almost 15 000 gambling addicts in Switzerland.
At every Meeting of the men to tell you first, about you, and highlight the axis of your condition on a vertical Feeling. Urs’ point sticks today at the lowest. His eyes are glassy. The right foot is shaking.
Urs: I know that no game is in there, otherwise I will lose my family. But the thirst is so great. I need the noise. Only once have good luck and a huge amount of money to get out.
Marc: The Play is so beautiful, so simple. I'm in my micro-cosmos. The slot machine and I become one. I forget all the dates. Don't give a shit.
Daniel: It's like being in a Fantasy world. In his sleep the music and the colors of the machines to turn on.
Urs: But then everything collapses. I always ask myself: What am I, an Idiot?
Marc: I have anxiety. And sometimes I want to blame the woman who helped me changed the chips. Yes, she has seen how I'm from one to the other machine ran, would be able to say: "So now is enough for you."
60'000 people are locked
Ryszard Pilat does exactly that. He is a clerk in the Casino of St. Gallen. His task is, players who gamble on your options, from the game table and the vending machine away. Members log in with him in order to protect your loved one. The Croupiers at the roulette tables to call out to him, if someone curses, that he had gambled all of his salary. And the System at the entrance is flashing, as soon as someone 13. Time in a month, the Casino enters.
Pilat can lock the guests. In 70 percent of the cases, you do this yourself. In Switzerland the end of 2018, nearly 60'000 people had a lock game, such as the Federal gaming Board (the FGB) writes. You are not allowed to tables your luck at the 250 game and the 4500 slot machines try in the 21 Swiss Casinos. Not in the case of Online gambling games of the Swiss providers.
The temptation remains. In particular, for players that live close to the border. Because Switzerland and its neighbouring countries to share their block lists. Locked Zurich, Basel or St. Gallen by car in less than an hour in a Casino in Germany, France, Austria, or Liechtenstein.
"It desperately needs an international stop list," says Regine Rust. You to leads the therapy group in St. Gallen and hooks again and again. Many game addicts, you are advise to be locked in Switzerland, says Rust. But you simply played abroad.
Marc: The last two Sundays, I have been lucky. I went to Konstanz, I said to myself: only 100 francs. But both Times was a holiday. The gambling halls were closed.
Anton: now, Did you really just 100?
Marc: no, the whole "begging", cards, everything. And the pocket watch of my father's that I can sell as well. I know that this is stupid.
Urs: Well, you didn't sell the watch. I once brought a Golden cross for the jeweler, which I received for my first communion. Only because I wanted to continue to play.
replace the call only Prevention experts that Switzerland should replace its CRL with the surrounding countries. Marc Friedrich of the Swiss Casino Association said: "This would be very useful." However, although the new gambling act allows Switzerland, pass the data to it, nothing happens. Why, the white Jean-Marie Jordan, Director of the gaming Commission. The laws in the different countries were different and would change constantly. In Germany, take care of even each state of the game protection individually. "And the other countries are in principle less strictly than we do," says Jordan.
the Situation is for gambling addicts in Switzerland is still tricky. "Zockertum Liechtenstein", was the headline in the "view". According to Ruggell, and Schaanwald this November, was opened in Triesen is a Casino. Two more are to follow. The reason for the Casino Boom in the Principality: The conditions are tempting. Casinos only need to make between 17.5 and 40 per cent of their turnover to the state. In Switzerland, there are between 40 and 80 percent.
"Five Casinos for 38'000 inhabitants is an extremely high density," says Suzanne Lischer, the research at the University of Lucerne the game of luck. The business model of the Liechtenstein casino operator's objectives on foreign players, in the Knowledge that many of them are blocked in other countries. The economic interest will be rated higher than the game protection.
With the Casino Boom, however, also Liechtenstein's policy on the game problem. Katja Gey, Director of the office for economy, said: "We are headed for Switzerland, a replacement of the CRL to stimulate." Federal councillor Karin Keller-Sutter have welcomed. "We start in January with the talks," said Katja Gey. You assume that it is in the interest of both countries, common solutions for a strong game protection to advance rapidly.
Similar to that of alcoholics
In the St. Galler therapy group break is now. The men Smoking in the Eastern Swiss night sky. Later Urs around enough to be a Smartphone, the photo shows a scarf that he knitted for his son. He tried it with spicy food and hot showers. But nothing to distract him from the Play, such as the fine movements of his fingers with the needles.
Urs: What to do if the Knitting helps?
Marc: Talk to someone you secure feeling and can control you. With your wife, for example.
Urs: I'm afraid that then everything is broken.
Daniel: I think she is glad, if you open yourself. What can companies, gardeners, or so, to distract you. She went with you all the way. They will not let you down.
The symptoms of a game of the strong Demand, the irritability and the lies about the extent of the dependence of addiction similar to alcoholics or drug addicts:. According to a study by the Institute for Addiction and health research, especially young men are affected. The social cost estimates the organization Search , Switzerland CHF 600 million per year.
Three months after you terminate, can apply for gambling addicts, the suspension of your lock. For this you need to show the Casino your Bank statement, to the discussion in the addiction specialist take the column and answer the following question: "What does it mean for you if the lock cannot be lifted?"
Ryszard Pilat from the Casino of St. Gallen, says, on the questionnaires, he often read: "Then I continue to play in the Principality of Liechtenstein or in Bregenz." So he had to live. "We're not trying to do everything to make the people unhappy," he says.
The St. Gallen therapy group will meet for the place at the end of the Evening for Christmas dinner in the addiction specialist. An international stop list would help, say the five men. But even then, there would still be sufficient alternatives.
Daniel: The machines in the small game halls abroad someone never checked.
Marc: In some back parlour, you can play poker forever.
Anton: I sat with friends on the Road. We looked at the cars and bet on the last digit of the license plates. Odd or even. Ten Francs. Or we put a Fly under an ashtray. Four possible outputs. Who typed correctly, received 50 francs.
Created: 10.12.2019, 06:50 PM