Rate of gambling addiction still unclear in Minnesota Matthew Guerry, The Post Bulletin · January 17, 2020 at 7:21 am It started with parlay cards. It morphed into betting with a bookmaker. Years later, Don Weinberger’s compulsion to gamble had him skipping work to visit the casino. All the while, he kept his habit and the debt he accrued because of it from his wife. When the truth came to light it nearly tore his family apart. It’s now been more than two decades since Weinberger has gambled, something he attributes to his faith in God and Gamblers Anonymous, which he continues to be involved with today. But seated in a downtown St. Paul eatery on a recent Friday morning, he recalled clearly the mindset of his younger self and the many others affected by gambling addiction.