In January 2014, Amanda Perna had a life-changing experience when she bought a ticket to a casino.
The ticket was for a show at the Wynn Las Vegas, where she was a guest of her parents, and she was supposed to take part in a poker tournament with her boyfriend.
It was an important part of Pernas life.
But she didn’t have any money.
She had been living off gambling, she said, and her parents had told her that she should stop, but she didn