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You Can't Win: One Woman's Struggle With the Casinos

You Can’t Win is the true story of one woman’s courageous battle with a
debilitating addiction and the forces that wanted to keep her dependent
on gambling.

Born of a desperate need to please her mother and to escape an abusive
father and brother, she becomes addicted fi rst to Bingo and then to slot
machines. She slowly slips into a life of lies, self-deception, and despair
and fi nds herself on the verge of losing everything, including her family
and ultimately her life.

When she attempts to pull herself out of the spiral of depression and
defeat, she is beaten back through a blatant disregard of the law by the
powerful Detroit casinos. She comes to learn that the infl uence of casino
profi ts on the political system is overwhelming and that the economic
interests of the state far outweigh the social costs. In the end, she can’t
win on the slots, but with the love and support of her husband, she can
put a broken life back together