February 2002

Gambler makes himself unwelcome


Gambler makes himself unwelcome; Psychologist tries to break his addiction with self-imposed ban at casinos

If Andy Dalrymple walks into Casino Rama outside Orillia, khaki- clad security police will spot him, march him out the door and possibly slap him with trespassing charges.

And that's just the way he wants it.

"I got myself banned at every casino from here to the mighty Niagara," says Dalrymple, once a prominent psychologist who is now trying to kick a gambling addiction that dragged him toward self- destruction and turned his wife and children against him.