Addictive gambling. Where does it end?

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    Mintuk2019 WANTED $1
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    So I was originally just an online gambler following friends and family from poker to slots and roulette etc.. things got out of hand for me but thankfully the first bandit video I watched mentioned GameStop which saved my life I can tell you that. I still struggle day to day with part of me which wants to gamble but I find myself now going to small arcade rooms which are popping up everywhere.

    My question to everyone is, when you find yourself self excluded from online and still drawn to arcade rooms and fobts, how do you live day to day without losing it all? I go from payday to payday losing money at different arcades and then banning myself but then I find another one somewhere and the pattern repeats itself.

     

    Anyone here who’s problem goes far beyond online gambling? Please reach out and discuss

    #81510
    Seyahkram1977 WANTED $431
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    Hey man …. I’m lucky that I’ve managed to have a good relationship with slots …so hope you don’t think I’m speaking out of term … but A good friend of mine talked about removing cash out of his  pockets …after the gamban gamstop step,  since most things can be chip and pinned and pay with phones and all taht … the need for cash in your pockets isn’t so important…. so he reduced his withdrawal limit to 20 quid or something a week / day. …. he could still pay for things, and could always go to the bank  to withdrawal ( and he made the bank aware of his gambling …. so that added to the deterrent ) but this  idea worked for him … and even in the pub he has no change for the bandits because he pays by card ………once you block the online stuff it is drastic things like this that will make the difference

    #81511
    thunderball6 WANTED $271
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    Gamestop is all well and good , but people seem to  rush in to it .Then they just on to worse things like dodgy casinos and shitty arcades.ive learnt to take breaks just 2 weeks , if I feel like I’m getting carried away . It gives me that control bk .

    #81513
    Haz40 WANTED $1,164
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    Mintuk2019 wrote:

    So I was originally just an online gambler following friends and family from poker to slots and roulette etc.. things got out of hand for me but thankfully the first bandit video I watched mentioned GameStop which saved my life I can tell you that. I still struggle day to day with part of me which wants to gamble but I find myself now going to small arcade rooms which are popping up everywhere.

    My question to everyone is, when you find yourself self excluded from online and still drawn to arcade rooms and fobts, how do you live day to day without losing it all? I go from payday to payday losing money at different arcades and then banning myself but then I find another one somewhere and the pattern repeats itself.

     

    Anyone here who’s problem goes far beyond online gambling? Please reach out and discuss

    This is exactly what happened to me. I signed up to gamstop November last year for 6 months thinking that’s it I’ll be fine and I’ve done the right thing and my problems are solved. How wrong i was. It wasn’t so much the fobts but the arcades. I had about 4 sessions where i lost best part of £800 each time. In may my gamstop expired so i went back online and re signed back to gamstop a week later. Beginning of June i had my last session in an arcade. I lost £700 in just over an hour and thought you know what that’s it I’m done with them. I haven’t played a slot fobt or had a bet since that day. It’s not been easy but you can do it. Leave your bank cards at home. Carry just the cash you need. Try and find new hobbies to fill your time. You’ll see the benefit in no time. Good luck.

    #82033
    Chilihead WANTED $1
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    First…English isn`t my mother language so please get easy on my mistakes

    I was gambling pretty hard for 7 years and was super close to become absolute wasted and down on the ground. Couldn`t pay my taxes and every stupid bill was….”postponed”. Then I met someone and just before I was going to be visited by some dept collector I came up with my gambling problem. With her I was able to see some help. I stayed with this for about 2 years. Every 2nd Monday evening we met and talked about that gambling stuff. Was it hard? Actually, only the first couple of days. After that, it was more like…yeah there was something in the past. And slowly but steady I was paying my depts and my bank account began to smile again.

    I was able to stay 4 years away from online casino. Yep..WAS….why? Well, sometimes life kicks you pretty hard in the hard…and the bottom and when you are on the ground….full throttle in the nuts. So, as stupid I was I started the same shit again, though I knew how terrible bad my life went. After one year – the same girl which saved me the last time, somehow she knew that there was something bad behind my fake smile and even we weren`t a couple anymore she came up with the right words and I went back to the psych and the group again.
    I am off gambling since nearly 2 years again. And this time it wasn`t even hard in the beginning not to play.
    But whats pretty worse (for me). Every time I hear some specific “pling” or cash noise in the TV or radio – Yep, I knew this sound, this from the slot “abc”.
    Financially, it wasn`t that bad cause I quit before it got worse. Actually I am doing pretty pretty fine and I can watch Bandits slot videos and just thinking. “man 60.000 are you nuts?”. I am fine with it.

    So, for me, it really helps me to know someone where I  can go to when I feel bad or even more when I have the urge to play. I installed a safety net for myself. I really dont know if I ever gamble again. Sure thing. I dont want to, but as said. Sometimes life gets you in your weakest moments.

     

    #82047
    Wt1984 WANTED $7
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    I was in the same boat joined gam stop banned myself in person from every bookie in a 5 mile radius banned my, self from gala bingo and Mecca gambled once in 5 months lost the urges went in a arcade Friday put 20 in won 40 and walked happy now I have no urges to lose my wages I’ve gambled 15 years lost thousands but now am going on my first holiday in 2 weeks to vegas lol with money saved my advice bar urself from every source u can goggle all the  available sources that are out there casinos arcades bingo halls etc and bar ur self from all it will force u to stop I then found a new hobby went back to college did a bit of ebay reselling to keep me busy it helps alot just don’t give up its hard u don’t think u can do it but I found gambling to be a form of something to do when bored take away the temptation and fill the boredom

     

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