10th December 2018 at 6:01 pm #28070Gunner WANTED $75Outlaw
Self-reflection is a gruesome topic. It sucks to acknowledge things are wrong because then your subconscious is going to bug you about it until you fix it.
I dare you all to go to page 21 of that PDF and rate yourselves
I score between 5 and 9 points depending on how long the timeframe is because I did some pretty stupid things as a kid. I already knew I had a gambling addiction because I started playing slots around the same time I could reach high enough to put the money in. Curse of being tall. I spent most of my high school days in pool halls, casinos, slot arcades, all while under the age of 18. I basically gave Deborah Meaden her fortune but the miserable old bitch never gave any of it back (she made her fortune in arcade slot machines)
Anyway, I’ve been hearing a lot about it in the news lately (underage/problem gambling) so I thought I would look into it. The number of kids in the UK gambling is a huge problem. We are one of the few countries that allows under 18s to gamble. We let them use slot machines up to £5 jackpot, coin-sliders and bet on silly tokens. In every high street in the land, you can find a bookmaker, or twelve. Now in every video game there are gambling and micro-transactions. The gaming companies make 10 times more from kids abusing their parents’ debit cards than buying the game in the first place
I can handle my demons because I know they exist and why they are there. My hope is you lot either don’t have demons or have those bastards bound and gagged. Christmas (and birthdays) used to be a time I did a lot of my gambling. If I could turn back the clock, I would take the money I lost on slot machines and go and buy presents for everybody I knew. Your friends and family will appreciate that £20, £50, £100, £1000, a lot more than the slot machines ever will <3 <310th December 2018 at 6:24 pm #28076Biohazard WANTED $364Outlaw
Honestly, I’d have to score myself an 8. However, there are some caveats. The only one I haven’t done in that list is the “illegal acts” item. I’ve never stolen money, sold things without permission etc. to fund gambling, and I never will.
“Have you needed to gamble with more and more money to get the amount of excitement you want” – going back to when I was younger, yes, I guess. I used to spend a lot less, but that has more down to an increase with what money I have available. I can play 50p stakes and I can play £5 stakes, but they’re both enjoyable to me. I select my stake based on what my deposit is/what I can afford for the session.
The risked relationships one is also an interesting one. I spent £20 on slots in the casino while one of my ex girlfriends was with me and she thought that was a problem which resulted in an argument… it certainly wasn’t, and I don’t think that should qualify towards a “problem gambling” criteria as that’s down to external perception, which would vary significantly depending on the person.
So somewhere between 6 and 8 for me. Somewhat in-line with what I was expecting.110th December 2018 at 10:20 pm #28125
Hmm i scored 9…as for the illegal acts i could only say yes to one part as i have never stolen from anybody…but did answer yes to this one.Me and some mates would often save our dinner money and goto the local kebab shop and play the 2 slots they had.
Have you ever taken money from any of the following
without permission to spend on gambling:
Dinner money or fare money10th December 2018 at 10:22 pm #28126
oh we would also sneak into thirpe park or chessington world of adventures then spend the money in the arcades they had…i guess thats illegal lol.10th December 2018 at 10:48 pm #28133
If 9 is the worst then it’s a 9 for me. Although I’ve never stole from anyone to gamble. I borrowed money from family and payday loans, I also sold my bike and car to gamble. Any spare money I had I couldn’t resist gambling. I joined gamstop about 3 weeks ago, best thing I’ve ever done. Some days I’m climbing the walls but it was the best option going cold turkey.1111th December 2018 at 10:23 am #28127Winningbird WANTED $50Outlaw
Growing up in skeg Vegas made me an addict. Them 2p slots got me from the first time I laid eyes on them haha
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