Hello James ,
Great job reaching out for help.
I have been a gambler for 5 years and I always thought I was in control or had a strong desire to be in control. My recovery could actually only start when I had admitted the I was defeaten by my addiction. Just to be blunt, we cannot gamble and control ourself, because if we could we would stopped and have not accumulated a debt.
There are three steps here on this site that help you to stop gambling.
Restrict access to money and give someone your finances temporarily.
Think about how you want to spend your time with non gambling activities.
Make it hard for yourself to visit casino’s site, by installing software that will block casino websites, ask for self exclusion on casinos ect.
Keep strong and keep posting.