Ann, now in her 40s, is a typical woman gambler who started it to escape from the pain caused by her broken marriage. 'I followed my husband to play cards after we were married. My husband is a heavy gambler and an alcoholic. He also takes drugs. He does not have a proper job but relies on his family for a living ... we finally divorced 11 years ago. 'I started to gamble to find temporary relief after the unhappy relationship. I started playing mahjong several times a week and then began to play cards and mahjong almost every day. 'Over the past three years, it has been my daily routine to spend at least 10 hours a day in front of the mahjong table. I did not cook or take care of my children, who ended up accusing me of ignoring the family. 'Several times, I even spent the rent money on gambling and caused my family trouble. My children complained a lot and they ended up not talking to me,' the mother of two said. Ann said she had used up all her savings on the gambling table and was in heavy debt. Ann, a Christian for more than 20 years, finally sought help from the Industrial Evangelistic Fellowship seven months ago and also found a job in a restaurant to repay the debt. 'I have just repaid all my debts last month and my plan is to go back to a normal life and save money for my daughter, who goes to university next year,' she said.