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Psychiatrist tried to quit gambling. Apps kept her hooked

Psychiatrist tried to quit gambling. Apps kept her hooked
In one year, Kavita Fischer gambled away more than $400,000 of her own money.
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By Katherine Sayre, with photographs by Stephanie Strasburg Kavita Fischer couldn’t believe her luck.She started with US$750 (NZ$1,210) and hit a hot streak last summer that stretched over six days. She played round after round of online casino games until her winnings hit US$500,000. The windfall would make up for every bad bet and pay off all she owed.Fischer, a 41-year-old mental-health professional and suburban homeowner with two boys, was by then in debt by six figures from online gambling losses. For nearly a year, she los...

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