PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) One Bronx native has a warning for football fans who may try to wipe out their gambling debt on Super Bowl Sunday.
Frank began betting as a 10-year-old boy.
Thirty years later with a wife, two kids and a house in the suburbs he was down $100,000 for the 1998 NFL season.
The mindset becomes Wow, look I made $100,000. Im a genius. I really know how to pick these games. I really know what Im doing and then you escalate it, Frank said. Its an addiction.
He wasnt paying his bills, he raided his kids college fund and Super Bowl XXXII was Franks salvation.
The bet that day was I was going to make the big win and everything would be OK. My life would turn around, Frank said.
He picked the Packers, but they…
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