A woman from Cardiff has spoken out about the dangers of gambling, after she was imprisoned for a crime she committed to fuel her addiction.
Sarah Grant says she started gambling from a young age after growing up in a pub environment surrounded by fruit machines. It began to develop into a much more serious problem when she started betting online.
She successfully managed to hide her addiction from friends and family for over 15 years, until she was jailed for theft last year.
Now, as she begins therapy to help tackle her addiction, she says she hopes telling her story will help others with similar problems.
Sarah is a supporter of Flutter-free February, a campaign where those who gamble in Wales are being encouraged to stop this month to raise awareness of the emotional and financial problems it can cause.
The Remote Gambling Association, which represents many companies in the industry, says that it promotes responsible gambling and is committed to protecting people, especially the young and vulnerable.
George Zielinski reports: