Casting Calls

These days, you don’t even need to step foot in a casino to develop a serious gambling problem. With help from the internet, young people from all across the country can compete against each other with the hope of a huge reward, but all too often they experience crushing losses.

Are you a diehard football fan that’s taking your love for the game off the field and onto the web, hoping to win big on in an online fantasy football league? Do you have a weekly poker night that’s gotten so serious that you’re draining your savings just to keep up?

Or maybe you keep it old school, and hop a flight to Vegas to press your luck at the casinos. Is gambling such a major part of your life that you’ll place a bet on anything, from how fast you can eat a slice of pizza to which of your friends can scale the highest wall?

Maybe you don’t gamble at all, because your world has already been turned upside down by your parents, close family members or friends who suffer from such an addiction. Have you had to adjust your life in a major way, distance yourself from loved ones or move just to escape their gambling?

Do you love the thrill of risking it all for the jackpot, or at least the glory? Or is your gambling negatively affecting your family, friends, career or finances to the point of you needing to quit? Whether you’ve won it big or lost it all, MTV’s Emmy-award winning True Life series wants to hear from you. If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 30, email us at and tell us why you think you’re addicted to gambling. Please include your name, location, phone number and a recent photo of yourself.