These verses, combined with Gambler's anonymous 12 step & faith in Christ, and God's almighty power did the work for me.
Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
This comes with the recognition that to God, gambling is a sin (as well as the love of money), and we are in truth a slave to it if we continue in it, and perishing if we do not repent from it all all lawlessness.
Here are the 12 steps that were also beneficial:
We admitted we were powerless over gambling - that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to a normal way of thinking and living.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of this Power of our own understanding.