11th October 2018 at 11:28 am #20796
Hey lads and lasses.
Just thought id cheer myself up and write a morbid more serous piece haha
I’d like to put things into perspective and explain my story from the past about Gambling addiction, and how it ruined life for a period of time.I’d also like to add that I do still gamble now but on a much smaller scale, and without the serious repercussions of betting everything i own.
I do still class myself as a Compulsive Gambler, and i really would like to stop all together. But i enjoy the thrill too much 😉
I’d love to hear some of your story’s and experiences too.
I was 21 when i started gambling, slots and poker where my choices. And i started to play the 500 jackpot slots and won a couple of jackys in the first couple of weeks, so i was well chuffed. And i then decided to play at Pokerstars deposited 100 and won a few sit and go’s plus final tabled a few mtt’s in the first few deposits so i was pretty much up money wise. Lost a bit then won a bit and so on. Did this for a year or so, then won a decent Tournament on Stars 1800 entrants or so and i won 3k or sommat like that. Then a week later won another Tournament for 6k, Plus a few more final tables and deep runs, so i was enjoying it. The slots weren’t paying as much but i was up at poker so wasn’t that bothered.
Then came the dreaded downswing!
I played slots and poker for feels like years and lost literally everything i owned, lost my girlfriend, my house and friends. I started to steal things, and lie about the most stupid stuff. I was miserable and depressed for so long. I even cancelled my holiday and used the funds for gambling…I mean WTF?
My ex took me back after a while of me begging. She kept all my money and gave me an allowance, and i started to go to Gamblers Anon. This helped a lot. But in the end i went back to gambling and lost it all over again.
Simply put. I’m gutted that i lost everything and would change it all if i could go back. But obviously that never gonna happen.
I’m just happy that i can manage my money by myself now, and its all to do with my choices, not anyone elses. I choose to not gamble as much, and i choose to keep a lid on the way i gamble stake wise. Its hard, but years on its working. I slip up now and again but never in the drastic ways i used to. Sure there’s a chance it could happen again, but i’m praying it wont 😉
Thanks for taking the time, and i look forward to reading some of your horror story’s 😉111th October 2018 at 11:56 am #20800Seedy WANTED $1,237Sheriff
@Just Basics I have a bank account just for gambling that funds are put into by the wife just so I don’t go crazy lol so I know what that is like.1111th October 2018 at 7:22 pm #20823Bat_Terra WANTED $2Outlaw
I haven’t lost everything but the most i ever lost in a single sitting is 2000eur when i was 18, It was everything i had at the time and i felt pretty shity. I have learned my lesson and only deposit 100eur i week and i feel pretty comfortable now.11th October 2018 at 11:52 pm #20837
I’ve had a gambling problem all my life ever since I was a teenager. When the £500 machines first came out I won a few jackpots same as you, and then one month I blew my entire months wage one Saturday, the day after payday, playing one particular machine, think it was Monopoly, it had a wheel that you could spin with prize amounts on it, one of which was £500 i think. It had me transfixed for some reason.
A few years later I had a job where I had to drive around the country, every service station I went past I had to go in and play the fruits. Must have wasted hours and hours and thousands of pounds that I didn’t have (using credit cards and loans). Caused me to lose my first true girlfriend, and ended up having to go bankrupt in my mid 30’s.
I still play now online and at the services and sometimes the bookies, but I seem to have gone past the point where I would empty my entire bank account. I know it could easily happen but I have managed to survive reasonably ok for the last few years. I know I have still lost a ton of money but its just so hard to quit.1