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are any of you addicted to gambling or have any of you been addicted in the past how have you managed to stop.just want peoples views/ opinions/ experiences. Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
are any of you addicted to gambling or have any of you been addicted in the past how have you managed to stop.just want peoples views/ opinions/ experiences.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
I only gamble now & again - no more than twice a day so could be worse :thumbsup:
#2
darren9030
I only gamble now & again - no more than twice a day so could be worse :thumbsup:


how much do you usually spend in a week.
#3
I'm sure I've seen you mention you had a problem with gambling before, have you tried Gamblers Anon hun?
No experience myself, but maybe they can help?
#4
greyparrot
how much do you usually spend in a week.

About £40 maximum - only really bet on events that i can watch live on TV such as Tennis, Golf, Football, Horses etc + the odd Fruit machine but i don't let it get out of hand like i used to. When i left school i often changed my giro & blew the lot so it's important to have a limit which i never go over fortunately
#5
ChipSticks
I'm sure I've seen you mention you had a problem with gambling before, have you tried Gamblers Anon hun?
No experience myself, but maybe they can help?


no i havent seen anybody about it my partner would hit the roof. he does know i gamble but he doesnt know how hard it is to stay off the sites. his idea is just dont go on them but its not as easy as that. i gambled away £200 yesterday which was our spending money for going camping luckly when i put the last £50 on i won back the £200(thank god.) i know i cant afford to go on anymore as i go away on friday and need the cash for then so need to find away not to go on them.
#6
I've never been addicted to it, but I can see how people are drawn into it, especially these days when it's so easy to do it - you don't need to actually make the effort to go to the bookies anymore, you can just switch on your computer and there you are. Or even do it through interactive tv.

Personally I only really gamble during the football season, usually £5 but no more than £10 a week on a coupon. If I start to think about spending more than that (always to recoup my losses) I take a couple of weeks away from it.

I also know a few people who are addicted to the roulette machines in the bookies, I've seen them spend hundreds in the space of a few minutes...
#7
darren9030
About £40 maximum - only really bet on events that i can watch live on TV such as Tennis, Golf, Football, Horses etc + the odd Fruit machine but i don't let it get out of hand like i used to. When i left school i often changed my giro & blew the lot so it's important to have a limit which i never go over fortunately


thats really good. i would love to just say right i will play on the last day of every month and just do £20 but at the moment i am on them everyday and have been for the past 3 months.
#8
civms47
I've never been addicted to it, but I can see how people are drawn into it, especially these days when it's so easy to do it - you don't need to actually make the effort to go to the bookies anymore, you can just switch on your computer and there you are. Or even do it through interactive tv.

Personally I only really gamble during the football season, usually £5 but no more than £10 a week on a coupon. If I start to think about spending more than that (always to recoup my losses) I take a couple of weeks away from it.

I also know a few people who are addicted to the roulette machines in the bookies, I've seen them spend hundreds in the space of a few minutes...


roulette is really horrible i once got lucky and won £1300 but i couldnt resist gambling it all back so i tend to stay away from them.
#9
Uninstall all the software immediately, and find something else to occupy your time...

If things are as serious as you are making them sound then you need to sort it out asap before it gets too out of hand... Tell your OH, as they will be able to support you and help you stay off the sites.
#10
greyparrot
thats really good. i would love to just say right i will play on the last day of every month and just do £20 but at the moment i am on them everyday and have been for the past 3 months.

I know from past experience fruit machines can be very addictive & if you can't leave them alone maybe you do need to talk to someone because it really can ruin your life if you are not careful. I only play them when i can afford it & don't let it get out of hand which is the key. Good luck.
#11
I would say that I am addicted.

Used to play fruit machines professionally when I was younger, earnt a lot of money.

I now do a lot of sports betting and poker, have made a four figure profit every month for around a year.

Gambling is only a mugs game if you are a mug, if you approach it with respect and are clever with it you can make a great deal of profit.
#12
Babbabooey
Uninstall all the software immediately, and find something else to occupy your time...

If things are as serious as you are making them sound then you need to sort it out asap before it gets too out of hand... Tell your OH, as they will be able to support you and help you stay off the sites.


yeah i have self excluded myself from alot of them but i cant do it on this last one as i am waiting for winnings to be paid into my bank plus my quidco earnings once these are done i will do it with this one. its just keeping myself off the site until all this is done. i go away on friday for 10 days where i will not be able to access the internet so if i can manage to stay off this week then fingers crossed i should be ok.
#13
Hope you manage to sort this, I have no advice sadly, maybe seek proffesional help? but I can see this thread getting too personal like the last one did, try to ignore it.

Best of luck xx
#14
cbryanp
This is a serious thread can you not keep your make believe in your own threads there is no need for it


oh no he is not another jfk is he?
#15
greyparrot
no i havent seen anybody about it my partner would hit the roof. he does know i gamble but he doesnt know how hard it is to stay off the sites. his idea is just dont go on them but its not as easy as that. i gambled away £200 yesterday which was our spending money for going camping luckly when i put the last £50 on i won back the £200(thank god.) i know i cant afford to go on anymore as i go away on friday and need the cash for then so need to find away not to go on them.


Geez hun, I really think you should consider telling your partner, he may well hit the roof, but then once it's out in the open you can seek help.
#16
greyparrot
oh no he is not another jfk is he?


Worse I'm afraid. Surprised you've not seen his threads before. Laughable (until they all get spammed within about 5 minutes). Just ignore any post he makes, don't feed him.
#17
greyparrot
oh no he is not another jfk is he?


Yep, he is...
#18
4lyons09
Hope you manage to sort this, I have no advice sadly, maybe seek proffesional help? but I can see this thread getting too personal like the last one did, try to ignore it.

Best of luck xx


maybe the thread will get personal i have asked for advice on here many times before only to have it thrown right back in my face alot of the problem is people dont know the extents of anything ie. i say i am skint and in debt then they drag up threads that are of me asking for a gold chain but the truth is they havent a clue whats going on.
#19
ChipSticks
Geez hun, I really think you should consider telling your partner, he may well hit the roof, but then once it's out in the open you can seek help.


trust me he doesnt want to know its more trouble than its worth i am afraid this is something i will have to sort out myself.
banned#20
:w00t:Its a addiction................... a addict wont admit they are:oops::-D:thumbsup:
#21
greyparrot
maybe the thread will get personal i have asked for advice on here many times before only to have it thrown right back in my face alot of the problem is people dont know the extents of anything ie. i say i am skint and in debt then they drag up threads that are of me asking for a gold chain but the truth is they havent a clue whats going on.


I know that, which I didn't agree with hence the good luck & why I said to ignore it :friends:
#22
greyparrot
maybe the thread will get personal i have asked for advice on here many times before only to have it thrown right back in my face alot of the problem is people dont know the extents of anything ie. i say i am skint and in debt then they drag up threads that are of me asking for a gold chain but the truth is they havent a clue whats going on.


People have a tendency to judge when they are sitting at home hiding behind a computer. The fact is, you are asking for help, even if it's only us you dare ask at the moment. I really can't stress enough that bringing your problem to attention of loved ones will be the first step to getting the help you need.
#23
RUDOLF
:w00t:Its a addction a addict wont admit they are:oops::-D:thumbsup:


well i did the gamblings awareness questionaire and the results were i needed to seek help as i could become addicted. i know it is getting bad so i am trying to nip it in the bud before i cause myself massive issues.
#24
I think one of the biggest things is to accept .. and I mean really accept... that all the money you have lost is gone, and you are not going to get it back, then move on, try saving and see how good that feels. When I gambled the biggest drive was that one big win.... to recoup my losses.

Good Luck...
#25
greyparrot
well i did the gamblings awareness questionaire and the results were i needed to seek help as i could become addicted. i know it is getting bad so i am trying to nip it in the bud before i cause myself massive issues.


At least you are aware that there is a problem, which is always a good thing. If your partner isn't interested, how about another family member, or friend?

Get in touch with G A, they will be able to give you much better advice than I ever would.
#26
jonb2412
I think one of the biggest things is to accept .. and I mean really accept... that all the money you have lost is gone, and you are not going to get it back, then move on, try saving and see how good that feels. When I gambled the biggest drive was that one big win.... to recoup my losses.

Good Luck...


Couldn't agree more, even with my limited gambling I want to go again to try and win back what I've lost...
#27
yes I agree black gerbil, it is relative, it's also important to ask the question is it making your life a misery or a rollercoaster of lows and highs?

The most important question I asked myself was, if I win will my life be that much better? ( we can all answer yes to winning a large amount 1 million etc) But smaller amounts ie tens or hundreds, what is the again against the loss? the loss is a lonely shameful place, if you can just break the cycle it'll be the best thing you ever do.

I used to gamble beyond my means and was a in a no win situation, gambling everyday, I haven't gambled for 6 months and feel brilliant, that in itself is enough a high not to need the gambling, but it takes hard work and suport to get there. Also a distraction, car booting, ebaying (other ways to make money and it's not a gamble) helped me tremendously.

I also believe that once a compulsive gambler always a compulsive gamber, I will never be cured,I will just stay away and I am happy with that.
#28
ChipSticks
People have a tendency to judge when they are sitting at home hiding behind a computer. The fact is, you are asking for help, even if it's only us you dare ask at the moment. I really can't stress enough that bringing your problem to attention of loved ones will be the first step to getting the help you need.


yeah i know that i have thought about telling my partner to take the laptop to work with him but that is going to bring out all my issues of which i dont want it to at the moment i am managing to pay all my bills etc so i dont have any worries in that respect the daft thing is i will go on asdas website to do my shopping and i will go as easy as i can and them boom i go onto a gambling site and waste loads so i am being really daft at the moment just think if i can stay away from them then i will be ok i am just going to have to use strong willpower on that.
#29
lady7blue
yes I agree black gerbil, it is relative, it's also important to ask the question is it making your life a misery or a rollercoaster of lows and highs?

The most important question I asked myself was, if I win will my life be that much better? ( we can all answer yes to winning a large amount 1 million etc) But smaller amounts ie tens or hundreds, what is the again against the loss? the loss is a lonely shameful place, if you can just break the cycle it'll be the best thing you ever do.

I used to gamble beyond my means and was a in a no win situation, gambling everyday, I haven't gambled for 6 months and feel brilliant, that in itself is enough a high not to need the gambling, but it takes hard work and suport to get there. Also a distraction, car booting, ebaying (other ways to make money and it's not a gamble) helped me tremendously.

I also believe that once a compulsive gambler always a compulsive gamber, I will never be cured,I will just stay away and I am happy with that.


well done for being able to beat it.:thumbsup:
banned#30
greyparrot
well i did the gamblings awareness questionaire and the results were i needed to seek help as i could become addicted. i know it is getting bad so i am trying to nip it in the bud before i cause myself massive issues.


Best of Luck and good on admitting it to yourself:thumbsup:
+100000
#31
civms47
Couldn't agree more, even with my limited gambling I want to go again to try and win back what I've lost...


thats what my problem is i go on to win and then if i dont i keep putting more money on instead of walking away. and then if i do win i keep going back to try and win again. biggest mistake i made was ever getting into these sites.
#32
ive been gambling snce i was 13 so 24years i gamble anything from £5 a week to £300 i do ok as im disciplined (most of time) dont chase bets or play online games house will always get your money
#33
RUDOLF
Best of Luck and good on admitting it to yourself:thumbsup:
+100000


thanks.
#34
On some of these gambling websites you can "opt out" It basically won't allow you to gamble, try that on the sites you can.
#35
jamstaruk1972
ive been gambling snce i was 13 so 24years i gamble anything from £5 a week to £300 i do ok as im disciplined (most of time) dont chase bets or play online games house will always get your money


do you look at yourself as being addicted/having a problem?
#36
chester123


Used to play fruit machines professionally when I was younger, earnt a lot of money.

.


Is there such a thing? being a professional on fruit machines?
#37
I will help you try to stop if you like?, I'm not a pro but can be some one to chat to that knows how it feels
#38
You just need to stay away from the house games.
#39
Chidda
Is there such a thing? being a professional on fruit machines?


Hell yeah.

I have friends who still do it, easily clear 40k a year.
banned#40
Roulette from the bookersmakers in the shops... is a con, and very addicitive! same with all these online games... the only thing worth betting on for me is the football!

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