Atlantic City-based Wayne Parry’s story on the struggles that compulsive gamblers have with burgeoning sportsbook advertising was the product of meticulous, grinding beatwork, as Parry earned the trust of more than 50 people with gambling problems to gain insights rarely seen in betting stories. The results not only enhanced a story on betting ads, it set AP up for future stories that the sports gambling team is working on related to broader issues of gambling addiction.