PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Local residents are being drawn to the tables and slot machines at the casinos to fill their need to gamble.

Some players admit that they like to gamble, but rarely will they admit that they have a gambling addiction problem.

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Admitted and reformed gambling addict, Bill Kearney, explains to Mike Pintek how addicts will go to any extreme to get money for gambling.

Kearney has first-hand experience with stealing to feed his habit.

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He feels that people need to monitor their gambling spending more frequently to see what damage they are doing.

Listen to the interview here:

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