Throughout my own addiction, I believed I was inherently unlucky. In going through my recovery journey, It occurred to me that I was the lucky one, My deck was full of aces.
My amazing partner, family and friends that suffered so much stood by me, and were the corner stone of my recovery. That is not true of a large portion of people that suffer from addiction.
Where gambling controlled your past, you must learn it does not have to, and can not control your future.