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and preferred the tables with a large minimum bet. While Philip
gambled, petitioner would either play at a different table or go
shopping. Petitioner was aware of the amount of time Philip
spent gambling, and they would often argue about it.
Philip gambled with large amounts of money. He often signed
markers to the casinos to get more cash with which to gamble.
Philip tried to pay off the markers before they could be noticed
by petitioner. When petitioner was with him, Philip tried to
hide the size of his bets and his winnings or losings from her.
Petitioners would often go together or with the Lermans for
an evening at the racetrack. Petitioner would make small bets
during the evening, while Philip made larger, more substantial
bets. He tried to keep the tickets hidden, or show petitioner
tickets with smaller bets, so that she would not know how much
money he was risking. Petitioners even invested in racehorses.
They had an interest in several racehorses during the years in
For the years in question, Philip reconstructed the amounts
expended on gambling as follows:
Cash Marker Personal Checks
Year Philip Checks to Casino Total
1981 --- --- --- 1
1982 $72,800 -0- -0- $72,800
1983 137,400 $36,000 $8,300 181,700
1984 76,800 119,500 31,500 227,800
1985 63,500 112,500 500 176,500
1 Petitioner did not provide any evidence of gambling
expenditures for 1981.
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