being a stupid addict

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  • #20987
    Eightblack WANTED $445
    Outlaw

    hello everyone,

     

    I’ve just come back down to earth after spending every penny I own on fucking jammin jars 🙁 how do you guys avoid such compulsive behaviour? I’ve been doing quite well at gambling within my means but today I royally fucked up.. any tips or experience in how to change? gamban and the likes help but when an addict wants a fix God can’t stop them.. anyway please don’t just call me stupid because I already know it.. just looking for some advice from others who struggle like me

    #20990
    Anonymous WANTED $483
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    Eightblack wrote:

    hello everyone,

     

    I’ve just come back down to earth after spending every penny I own on fucking jammin jars ? how do you guys avoid such compulsive behaviour? I’ve been doing quite well at gambling within my means but today I royally fucked up.. any tips or experience in how to change? gamban and the likes help but when an addict wants a fix God can’t stop them.. anyway please don’t just call me stupid because I already know it.. just looking for some advice from others who struggle like me

    Sorry to hear that my friend. I had a few royal fucking’s over a few weeks ago by BONANZA. took all my £650 worth of deposits with no bonus after which felt like hours upon hours. Really wanted to smash my computer up!

    I never seem to win on anything so fuck knows why i gamble lol.

    I struggle just like you sometimes. I get a thick fog clouding my better judgement. I’m sure most who reply to you have the same problem too.

    The best advice i can give is….

    Go to Gamblers Anon once a week. Give your money to someone you trust for a while, so you have no access to it. And tell them to give you only what you need. This worked for me for 2 years. But then the devil re appeared lol.

    Its a hard nut to crack, but with the right attitude and guidance, like any addiction it can be suppressed with hard work.

    Good luck mate.

    And if you’re gonna still gamble. Stick to low stakes and only play the slots which have a higher chance of payout.

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    #20996
    blacko1974 WANTED $248
    Spectator

    Gamstop all the way my friend, tell them everything.. all of your emails, past addresses etc.. if you have opened an account with a partners name tell them that also. I tried to be crafty by changing the spelling of my name slightly and using friends addresses but the verification process rumbled me instantly. I’ve got pissed a few times and my weakness has led me to try and open a new account, i’ve succeeded in registering but the account was closed the minute I tried to deposit. Good luck mate.

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    #21008
    GIRTH32 WANTED $16
    Outlaw

    I did my tits in last week and lost my lot I have done gamstop and self exclusion from bookies and online accounts for 5 years too been the hardest week of my life especially no footy bets keep watching bandits videos is keeping me busy realise how much you can lose told the wife she went mad again but be lost without her support, so eightblack that might work for a bit and tell family could help good luck mate it’s tough

    #21020
    Ron101 WANTED $19
    Outlaw

    Best thing to get you started mate is tell your family because if you keep it to your self it will just happen again and again when you have bounce back other than that just like evry one els says gamstop ect. Good luck to you

    #20997
    PaulMac WANTED $6
    Outlaw

    I agree with Just Basics go to Gambleres Anonymous if you really WANT to stop. It worked for me for 7 years! But you have to want to stop not need to stop. I lost everything that was dear to me. Home family career etc due to my gambling addiction. I’m still gambling today as I live on my own and no longer have the same financial responsibilities I had in the past. But never refer to yourself as being stupid. Gambling can become an addiction just like drugs or alcohol. If you admit to yourself that you are a compulsive gambler seek help – the sooner the better. And tell your nearest and dearest that you can’t handle it and ask them to help you fight it. That might mean handing over control of your finances to someone else. But it will definitely help you in the long run. I wish you the best of luck in your battle against the gambling demons but remember you must WANT to stop.

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    #21142
    Eightblack WANTED $445
    Outlaw

    ill give gamblers anon a go i think, thank you everyone for your words of advice 🙂 greatly appreciated. its such a nightmare of a habit to crack as its every where!

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    #21148
    aps31 WANTED $15
    Spectator

    Eightblack wrote:

    ill give gamblers anon a go i think, thank you everyone for your words of advice ? greatly appreciated. its such a nightmare of a habit to crack as its every where!

    Feel your pain pal I have done my nuts in more times then I can remember I have also made myself lots of promises about stopping and lost more then money due to gambling, if I can give you one bit of Advice  it would to join gamstop, trust me it works, I singed up for 5 years, I have also spent countless hours trying to sing up to casinos and I have only found two that I can play on now that I am under gamestop(self excluded from them) gamstop will not stop you going to bookies  but it will take away the online element and I can not tell you how good it is to wake every morning and not have that sense of dread form the night before. Gamstop if your serious start there then rest gets easier.  I tried Gamban but gamstop is 100 times better.

    #21179
    k6kaysix WANTED $51
    Outlaw

    I’ll be honest…Gamblers Anonymous did nothing for me, don’t know if it because the average age of the group was quite a bit older so I couldn’t relate, the fact I had to make the effort to travel there and back every week (passing many temptations on the way!) or what but it wasn’t doing anything for me so I jacked that in.

    Instead my parents have had full access to my banking since 2011 so can see if I have a massive blow out straight away, just having that in the back of my mind and I haven’t dared do it! I do have the odd sneaky couple of hundred now and again but I’ve realised that it doesn’t matter what I win I just blow it all back within a week anyway so don’t even bother with that recently! It helps that most of the arcade and bookie slots are terrible these days, haven’t gambled online since I was doing £100 spins (I look back and think WHAT THE FUDGE!) on Rainbow Riches online once, got the pots!…yeah BRONZE 90X…it was £9000 but tilt juice of the century…blew that the very next evening…including a couple of real play 4 figure spins (WHAT THE FUDGE!) and haven’t had a single bet online since, so in some ways a blessing in disguise that story!

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    #21212
    The Bandit WANTED $5,297
    El Bandito

    k6kaysix wrote:

    I’ll be honest…Gamblers Anonymous did nothing for me, don’t know if it because the average age of the group was quite a bit older so I couldn’t relate, the fact I had to make the effort to travel there and back every week (passing many temptations on the way!) or what but it wasn’t doing anything for me so I jacked that in.

    Instead my parents have had full access to my banking since 2011 so can see if I have a massive blow out straight away, just having that in the back of my mind and I haven’t dared do it! I do have the odd sneaky couple of hundred now and again but I’ve realised that it doesn’t matter what I win I just blow it all back within a week anyway so don’t even bother with that recently! It helps that most of the arcade and bookie slots are terrible these days, haven’t gambled online since I was doing £100 spins (I look back and think WHAT THE FUDGE!) on Rainbow Riches online once, got the pots!…yeah BRONZE 90X…it was £9000 but tilt juice of the century…blew that the very next evening…including a couple of real play 4 figure spins (WHAT THE FUDGE!) and haven’t had a single bet online since, so in some ways a blessing in disguise that story!

    I remember reading about those pots for £9k on Jackpotty and thought at the time, holy shit, £100 spins and the pots came in!

    #21213
    The Bandit WANTED $5,297
    El Bandito

    Eightblack wrote:

    hello everyone,

     

    I’ve just come back down to earth after spending every penny I own on fucking jammin jars ? how do you guys avoid such compulsive behaviour? I’ve been doing quite well at gambling within my means but today I royally fucked up.. any tips or experience in how to change? gamban and the likes help but when an addict wants a fix God can’t stop them.. anyway please don’t just call me stupid because I already know it.. just looking for some advice from others who struggle like me

    Like others have said i would definitely look at some sort of blocking software, for residents of the UK the Gamstop database seems to be very effective, Gamban has also worked for many people too, it depends how hard you are going to try and get around the block as really, you need to want it to work too. Best of luck.

    #21243
    Run187 WANTED $28
    Outlaw

    Eightblack wrote:

    hello everyone,

     

    I’ve just come back down to earth after spending every penny I own on fucking jammin jars ? how do you guys avoid such compulsive behaviour? I’ve been doing quite well at gambling within my means but today I royally fucked up.. any tips or experience in how to change? gamban and the likes help but when an addict wants a fix God can’t stop them.. anyway please don’t just call me stupid because I already know it.. just looking for some advice from others who struggle like me

    Any and every site you are registered on self-exclude yourself, email asking for lifetime ban and them to ban any future accounts .

    Shut paypal ect .ask your bank to give you a card that won’t allow deposits to gambling sites or let someone control your money until you stop or get help .install the blocking software as mentioned .its also a good idea to stop watching gambling videos as an addict ..

    #21364
    Ezekiel2517 WANTED $15
    Outlaw

    It really isn’t that difficult to stop anymore, well stop as prevent rather than cure, gamstop is awesome, paired with local self exclude, you’ll end up tired of trying to get around it, and believe me I’ve tried. I have had over 200 accounts now online, there’s literally none left I can use, thankfully. Hope you manage to get a grip of it.

    #21381
    snertos999 WANTED $3
    Outlaw

    10p slots can sometimes help if you want a little gamble but don’t want to blow your beans. Usually found in the bowling alley etc, away from the pay stealing machines.

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