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'I crashed my car watching horse racing and stole from my mum's purse' admits footballer who blew £250k on betting

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Footballer Scott Davies first began sneaking into betting shops aged 16. Within ten years that 'bit of fun' had cost him his dignity, career, and £250,000.

Now 33, the midfielder has revealed how his addiction led to him betting on his own matches, sleeping in his car and stealing from his mother's purse. READ MORE: How long has Reynhard Sinaga been jailed for how many men did he attack?

Now, having kicked the habit with a 2015 stint in rehab, Scott goes into football clubs across the country - with his job with Wigan-based 'gambling harm minimisation consultancy' EPIC Risk Management - trying to steer others from the path he took. “I did things that I wasn’t proud of, I crashed my car when I was watching horse racing - there was a child

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