WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A RECOVERING GAMBLER LIVING IN LAS VEGAS.
by JUDY G.
MEET, VEGAS JUDY!
This is about two aspects of me – my evolution as a compulsive and then recovering gambler – and my growing fascination and compulsion to be in Las Vegas. Intertwined?Yes. But also distinct and separate. What I mean by that is: If gambling didn’t exist in Las Vegas, would I still want to live here? Yes.
However, since gambling does exist here, would I want to live anywhere else? No.
Now, back to the beginnings:
My childhood years certainly didn’t include this yearning to be in Las Vegas. But I guess I always had yearnings – and in those days, it was to live in the Golden State – California. I spent the first 8 years of my life exclusively in California – mainly Lodi and Woodland. But when I was 9…
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