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Tony Marini

Tony Marini

Gambling Addiction, Gaming Addiction, Cryptocurrency Trading Addiction

Tony leads the Castle Craig gambling, gaming and cryptocurrency trading behavioural addiction therapy programme.

Tony began training and working at Castle Craig Hospital in 2013 and gained the Diploma in integrated Counselling from Edinburgh College in 2010. Tony currently works in the Intensive Treatment unit as a therapist and is a BACP practitioner member.

He attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred psychotherapy in 2014 at The University of Strathclyde under the tuition of the renowned lecturer and author Robert Elliot. Tony is a member of our specialist therapy team working with gambling, gaming and internet disorders.

Tony is co-founder of John Hartson Gambling and Addiction Workshops and visits football clubs monthly to talk about gambling addiction. 

Tony Marini speaks to the media regularly about Cryptocurrency Gambling and has been covered in the following publications

October 2021 – Adriana Hamacher from Decrypt visited Castle Craig to interview Tony Marini and speak to former cryptocurrency gambler, Steven.

September 2021 – Reporter Charlotte Lytton at Daily Telegraph interviewed Tony Marini and reported on the announcement by PayPal that it will launch a dedicated e-coin platform and what happens when online ‘investing’ becomes an addiction.

July 2021 – Investing.com: Trading Vs Gambling: Same Psychology, Different Outcomes.

June 2021 – The Guardian spoke to Tony Marini to cover the risks of speculative trading in cryptocurrencies.

June 2021 – BBC The Nine: The highs and lows of cryptocurrency trading in lockdown

March 2019 – CNN spoke with Tony Marini, Senior Specialist Gambling Therapist about cryptocurrency addiction and also to Mark, a former patient of Castle Craig. 

March 2019 – TheHindu.com ‘Let’s talk de-addiction centres’

May 2018 –  Sky News covered the cryptocurrency gambling treatment programme at Castle Craig

Visit our Guide to Cryptocurrency Addiction for information on the risks of cryptocurrency trading addiction and what to do if you think you have an addiction.