You are right, we all have them. But from the last 4 months i didn't even use single rupee in it. But the big deal with this game is that there are 99 paylines — with a maximum win of nearly a million coins. Credit file has livened up with debts being repaid in full and no credit applications for the last 8 months. Now that i have a mortgage to pay i have even more reason to stay away from gambling.
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My characters are usually not that lucky Luck 1, hehe so I just lose money most of the time. I do enjoy blackjack though. You want to continue with gambling? Get a mod that increases the limit Saddly the ultralux has no slot machine, in which case your best getting xlose to the cap as possible and then putting on one number in routllette.
I've probably reloaded 20 times. The best I've ever done at any Casino as far as slots go was the three graqes for 16, caps. And that happened once. I'm not sure how people are getting 32, caps without reloads multiple times. I honestly don't even believe it, unless I see a video somewhere. Because 9 luck and 20 reloads hasn't gotten me there even once. And by reloads I mean I exchange 1, caps for 1, chips, play blackjack for the two minutes it takes to get 2, caps at that luck, and then play slots until I run out of money or get banned.
Then when I run out of money or get banned, I reload. Mind you, I've already won enough on blackjack to win the last stage gifts at every casino, so getting banned is like only an extra 2,, caps. Considering my character has 50, caps, I'm considering just giving up on trying to get another , more or whatever. It's not worth the grind at all. Because don't forget every reload takes about 10 seconds and then the "anti cheating measures" make you wait another 60 seconds.
So I probably dumped an hour and a half listening to the bad advice of the people on this forum. Next time I'll just limit out on blackjack and call it a victory. Check out my caravan guide by searching for the thread "Guide to massive caps".
How to stop gambling I am not able to come out of it. I tried a lot but i am not able to stop it. Even that also i am spending on gambling. I am not able to sleep night properly also. I want to do sucide But my father is struggling a lot to make money so that i can study well. Sometimes you are sent to the right place. I have spent the Labor Day weekend in the casino. Lost more than I can even admit to myself. I know why I gamble. I couldn't help her, and now she is gone. So now I live with that pain.
At the casino I can forget the pain for a few hours. I have 4, soon 5, beautiful grandchildren and 3 beautiful children, friends, why do I need to do this???? I suspect my kids know my problem, but do not have an idea of the severity and would be horrified.
As these young families struggle with money, I am throwing it in the garbage can. I must be crazy. Finding this article, the 12 helpful steps, and all your comments are giving me hope this morning, I am intelligent, I know I have a problem, but this is so hard.
I hate that I was not more compassionate to my daughter's struggles. But I can do this for her. I will do this for her. One day, one hour, one minute Thank you for listening, and I look forward to reading all your suggestions for stopping. Just like an alcoholic loves the 'taste of beer'. Goldbar7, you are soo correct. My analogy is a casino is like a "crack" house. Some people can handle trying crack, but many people will get hooked and will keep going back to get "high" - I am definitely one of those people.
Anyways - I have been gambling free for a solid 3 weeks 21 days - I am happy about it, even though it is a daily struggle. I come to this post daily, sometimes x a day and if no new posts, I just go back and reread some prior posts. This, along with prayer, and talking about it with the people that care about me is important to my recovery, because, like alcohol and drug addiction, there is no cure, but it is manageable and I am hoping to have a better future!
For now, one day at a time. The casino is death. All the people there are ensnared in death. The cruel thing is that people feel like they are enjoying themselves while they are being killed. I am a gambler. I am 29 years old.
I have five children and an amazing beautiful woman whom I lost to gambling. I spent all my money two weeks in a row. His birthday was last week. He asked if I played for his bike. I lied and said yes I sent the money to his mum. He knew I was lying.
I then went on to promise him what he wanted only simple little things to show that I love him once again I failed because of my addiction my greedy selfish addiction. I think everyone needs to know that we are all not alone in this fight.
The first step to recovery is realizing that you have a problem and mine is an addiction to table games. I started with Blackjack then moved to Craps and then learned Baccarat. I will get paid on Friday and lose it all by Saturday morning and be scrambling until next pay day. The casino's make you think that you're valued by offering all these coupons and free this and that and all they're trying to do is get us through the doors and take more of our money.
I will sit at the tables for 17 hours sometimes and only get up to go to the bathroom and leave there with nothing. Go back the next day chasing the losses from the day before and walk out with even less.
No one that gambles is ever ahead. We win one day and lose it the next and it's a disgusting feeling. Life is so short and if we are going to spending our money why not spend it on things that we can show for like traveling! Today is my day 1 with no gambling. Today I take back my life. That was 6 days ago. So, I'm spending alot of time in bed. Hi bee, good for you! Coming to this site has been transformative. Reading and sharing our stories has been very healing and inspiring to me.
I wish you all the best, and please keep us posted. I don't know where to begin. I'm addicted to slot machines. I felt horrible lying to my husband about why i was pulling out so much money from the ATM.
The breaking point was when we visited a mission in Mexico and realized that all these poor people were content with so little, and here I was just practically burning money on NOTHING. Well, on my addiction. And it was a hard pill to swallow. How could I have been so selfish, just wasting money on nothing? I'm on day two of my recovery. And I know it will be hard. I drove past a casino today and I gave it the finger. Funny as it seems but I have to start thinking that it's the most horrific place I can go to now.
We can do this. I can do this. I'm also addicted to gambling but you can manage it I know it's fun Closer77 and CF, thank you for posting. Like you guys, I literally just found this site and it is helping me relate and share with other gambling addicts.
This site helped me realize that I needed to "own my shit" and I cannot escape or run away or pretend I was being financially smart. I was doing what a gambling addict usual does, what always did, make excuses as to why I needed to do what I needed to do - but not really telling the truth about where did all my money. On paper it sounds great, live more simply and move further away from casinos.
The problem is, unless I plan on quitting my job and living within some reminiscent of civilization, I was kidding myself. We had signed a lease to rent and started moving our furniture, contacted realtors to sell our house, and prepped it sell, etc We are on this earth for a very, very short time - Now is the time to deal with addiction, have faith, and please Dontgiveup!
I am hoping this post is somewhat therapeutic for me. I have taken to matched betting massively and love the idea that it is upon me to make as much or as little money as i can.
Obviously with this comes an exposure to Online Casinos as well as having hundreds of pounds sitting in lots of different websites. My main issue is that there is no getting away from the access to gambling websites doing what i do , because i am sure that everyone who reads this will think "well obviously you need to stop what your doing" but when i tell you that it is not as simple as that you need to believe me and please try to take it into context.
Hey guys just wanted to get on here and say that I've had a gambling problem for over 20years and it's been so hard for me to stop I'm blessed with a great job and a wonderful wife and family and I don't want to loose any of it. Me and my wife's dream is to go to india and build shelters for all the homeless kids and I know that's possible because God has blessed me with the finances to do so. Again I've never bone anything like this before so I will pray for all of u and just ask that u pray for me as we all go through this struggle forgive me if my spelling and words are wrong not a very booksmart guy lol God bless all of u.
I have gambled for 6 years mainly on fobt they are a joke. I as many people would like to see them banned as we all know that wouldn't happen. I got into loads of debt and to ashamed to tell any of my family. The last straw was I lost pounds I punched the machine and was banned from the shop.
If we all stand together stop chasing your losses. I don't gamble now as I want live my live. Hi everyone, its been 12 days - I am doing good. Hi guys, day 7, it's Friday night and I have free slot dollars today. I am going thru withdrawal physical and mentally , because I have the night free and it's been a long week and I deserve to get "high" and escape for awhile.
But I forcing myself to take ownership and come back to this post to share and be honest with myself. I reread some of your posts to help me deal with this addiction. I read someone saying that it may take 30 days for your brain to rewire itself. Obviously, I know that 30 days is just the beginning, and for now, I just need to focus on the here and NOW! I keep chanting my inner voice I don't ever want or need to do "crack" aka gambling again!
Stay strong everyone - God bless! Hi everyone, thank you for sharing your stories! Even in my darkest hour there have been many , I always thank God for life My story - I have been a gambling addict for almost 10 years. It started innocently - leisure and entertainment - I could afford to loss "a couple of bucks" at the beginning but it has spiraled into almost a daily addiction x a week on average.
I would think with anticipation of my next visit at the casino - in the morning I would write in my daily planner book, during work, coming home from work, going to bed - nonstop. Slots machines is my drug. I was driving over an hour to various places on work nights to "hit all of the casinos" that gave me "free slot dollars". I paced myself I am a really organized, smart individual, "put together" with a great job - at least that's how I fooled myself and others. At one point, I had 5 casino membership cards and was "chasing the high".
Thank god Atlantic City was 2. I was living a lie, I was lying to myself that I was in control and that it wasn't that bad, and things could be worst. I was a "functional gambling addict" like many of you here on this post. Talk about pathetic and sad- that's me. In any case, I am on my 6th day of not gambling.
It's not about will power, self loathing or shame, I have FINALLY decided to own it - I have told my dearest friends and family, I have asked them for their love and support, ask them to hold me accountable because I "need" to get better so I can be the person I was before this addiction took over. I have started to associate the casinos as the "crack house" and I no longer want to be a crack junkie.
I am telling myself daily that I own my life, and its not about will power, but surrendering to the truth. I will pray for you all, god bless.
I will post again soon, I promise. Went to Atlantic City on Monday. I did not go to gamble. I went to walk the Boardwalk and to sit by the ocean to think and I did that. At one point I looked into my purse for my wallet and my wallet was gone. The day turned into a nightmare.
When I got home I checked my accounts and hundreds of dollars were charged on my credit cards. Hundreds of dollars were charged on my bank debit card.
Someone knew exactly what to do with that wallet. So, I lost big in Atlantic City, not to slots but to a sharp criminal. Maybe sooner or later I will understand what a complete dummy I am.
I've read the stories and I need help!!! I've lost 2 houses in less than a year. I've lied to my wife and family members to feed my addiction. I'm currently living with my wife's parents I pay rent here but I have not paid this month!!! I love to gamble even when I win I lose because I'm trying to win bigger jackpots to is nothing. I've tried to quit gambling but I can't. Was doing well for a bit but when those free buffets come to me I go and it's like the gaming area calls me and I can't stop.
I'm about to lose my family I've got to get help!!!! I have a gambling problem. I know I do, I admit it but continue to go to the casino every chance I get. I lie to my husband, I ask my son to lie for me, I am now pawning things to allow me to have money to go. I just got back.. I went with I am so disgusted with myself. I tried telling myself on the way home if this damn woman would have gotten off the machine I wanted to play and have thought about this machine since last week when I first played it that I would still have all the money.
I am still feeling angry that she sat there knowing I wanted the damn machine! See, I have a problem but all I want to do is figure out how to get the next My god, I just a entire box of cereal! My grandparents and I would go to the casino together, grandma died a couple years ago, I have brought her with me in her little urn that I have. Grandpa is in the nursing home and can no longer go. I go every week by myself. My husband is pissed!
He was telling me via text tonight that if I went he was taking the kids and leaving. I told him I had free money on my card that I was going to use which was true but I didnt tell him what I had pawned to go there.
I hear the sounds in my head, I hear the bells dinging and all I want to do is to go back. Videopokerloser, thank you for sharing your insight about the problem we are experiencing.
It really is a great help. Good luck to you! Hello, I have been gambling for more then 15 years and going to GA religiously once a week for more then 5 years and I still can't stop gambling. I've lost everything my home, family and friends. I think I love gambling more then anything and nothing can stop me from not placing a bet.
I feel like home when I'm in casinos, I love sitting in front of the machine and press that F button. I feel so powerful when I have money to play and noone can tell me how to live my life.
Most of the time people can't tell that I have a problem. I look good and happy, very chatty and no one knows what has been happening to me what I really feel deep inside. When I loose I feel lost, abundant, lonely, sick to my stomach, etc.
That last for a few days until I get better and then I'm back in action. I cannot describe how severe this addiction is.
I'm hopeless and most of the time want to disappear. The only what keeps me alive is knowing that my children will suffer if I do anything to myself. I pray every day to God to give me strength to stop gambling. Gambling has total control of my life. I really wish that one day I will not return to casinos and start living life and be real happy person again. I am a compulsive gambler and i need help. These are two important admissions. I was openly exposed to gambling as a child as my mum and dad both gambled.
The disease took hold of me and has made my life tell since the age of I have caused so much heartache for my lovely wife who married me after I convinced her I could quit. We have been married 9 years now and have a beautiful 8 year old daughter. I have tried to quit during our marriage and even went 3 years without spending as much as a pound on the lottery! This was great, we were so happy then. However, I lapsed a couple of times and filled my life with lies in order to cover my gambling.
I lied to my wife nearly everyday. I was ashamed of this. I would cry on the way home and have to perk myself up before entering the front door so I could lie convincingly to my wife. To cut a long story short I lapsed recently and took out payday loans, long term loans and credit cards in order to find money to replace what I had lost. My wife found out as I had no choice but to admit what I had done. She, through some kind of miracle us still with me. She is helping me But I hurt her a lot.
She would cry a lot by herself and with my daughter. I felt so sad, suicidal at times. We went through a difficult period when she found out. It was very hard. Somehow I convinced her to give me one last chance and she has. This was in March and it is now August. I am happy to say I haven't gambled in this period. I have done something I had been unwilling to do in the past through pride alone; I gave her my credit cards and debit card. I gave her access to my online banking and online credit card apps.
I have given her complete transparency of my finances. She goes through my accounts to check the balances and takes comfort in the fact that she knows where my money goes each month.
At the moment it is mostly going towards clearing the loans and credit cards, but a lot goes toward paying the rent and keeping on top of bills. I gambled in bookies and online casinos and it is hard to stop. Letting someone take control of your finances or have clear visibility of where your money goes is so important. This is a big big help. However, gamblers are cunning and there are always ways to deceive people.
You have to really want to not gamble, to not lie, to be honest with your spouse. I want all of those desperately. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to have this desire and I hit rock bottom. The thought of losing my wife and child was awful. The pain of all I had done through gambling was awful.
The mental anguish I endured and the physical pain that I caused myself through self-harm was awful. The low esteem in which those who know about my problem hold me was awful.
The friends I have alienated is awful. The pain I put my wonderful wife through was awful. So many negatives to gambling My wife is so happy that i am in recovery, however, she still struggles with thoughts of how our life would be if I was not a gambler. We would own our own home and our daughter would have her own bedroom and a beautiful garden to play in. It is not too late for me, I have a well paid job and a final chance. I intend to cease that final chance with both hands.
Finally, I owe a debtor gratitude to Jehovah our god. His power has given my wife strength and he has given me strength. Prayer and faith are two amazing things that can help anyone achieve anything. Do not underestimate them. I thank God for my wife, she has literally saved my life.
I owe her a happy life and future which I can give her I hope my post is useful. Good luck to everyone cursed by this horrible addiction. Lauragirl, I stay on this list for confirmation to stay away from gambling. I couldn't go to GA either, but went to private one-on-one counseling for 6 months.
You have to stay away from gambling for at least 1 month in order for your brain to start reverting away from the reward neurotransmitters. Slowly after, you begin to realize what you've done. The chasing your money ache goes away, the desire to gamble turns to outward sickness-nausea, at least it did with me. You have to understand that gambling is like alcoholism or any other addiction. It changes your brain. It's hard, but don't gamble for at least a month and clarity will return.
You'll make better decisions. I messed up once earlier this year, but it made me realize how stupid it is to gamble. Been 'clean' over a year outside of that, and now am just a few months away from buying a house with a large down payment. I'd be in the poor house I was in before if I still gambled. Btw, I live in Las Vegas. I've been reading the blogs on this site an hour now because this week I lost dollars and had not gambled in months.
I just seem to open Pandora's box at times that I feel lonely. Chasing my losses has made me nuratic. I am trying to find a solution for my problem without GA because guys this did not work for me.
I can not sit in a group therapy session does anyone have any suggestions because I need real help. This makes no sense to me how I ended up sneaking around and sitting alone in a casino sweating to try to catch up and pay my debt. Please give me good advice because I'm gonna go insane.
It's a cruel habit as it ended a relationship with a man I truly loved but since his mother was a compulsive gambler and he had nothing to do with her for 30 years, I should have paid more attention to what he was going through with me. He is gone now and I have to stop pining for him to come back and I really have not changed my situation at all. I want to change and start a new healthy life without this dragon breathing down my neck to pull into the casino.
I even Uber people around the casino all night and that's not good anymore but I am trying to make up some of my losses and pay my bills. This game is bigger than all of us.
Everyone that puts a dollar in a machine and sees how money can come out of it is addicted and is thinking about their next visit to the casino. We all start believing we can win. This is only very sad. Day 9 nearly over and it's getting easier each day. Don't suffer and think there's no help out there as there is. Pay my bills, tell myself im not going to gamble.. Ive had enough, I never even win anything to walk away and enjoy I just loose loose loose.
I can't believe im so fucked in the head to keep doing it. I literally cannot control it. I start to gamble at the age of 19, now I'm turning 44 in October, hoping to stop going to casino. It's hard that everytime I promise myself to stop stil I sneak in whenever I have free time, hopefully I will be true to myself this time.
It's horrible Roly, I've done the exact same things at times. I'm only on day 3 but feeling good for it. I'm back on that book and it seems to be the only thing that makes me think about what I'm doing. It's true as you can never be in control when your chasing!
Not gambled for 3 months and a moment of madness I ended up losing ! The same cycle time and time again! Really had enough of life! It is a relief to get help. I encourage everyone posting to go to GA meetings as we need to realize we can never ever be cured but we can arrest this disease by going to continuous meetings.
The 2 hours you spend each week far outweighs the massive negative consequences and potential time lost from relapsing. Please do not bother posting if you refuse to receive help as it is very unlikely to quit on your own.
Reading all the comment here it's both good and horrible to know I'm not the only one. Good that I'm not alone but horrible there is so many other people in the same position. No matter how many times my friends and family help me out I manage to fuck it all up again. It seems like I like to get myself in complete messes. Marriage fucked, friendships fucked and on the verge of my mother wiping her hands with me. I've got a very well paying job and I've got nothing to show for it.
My wife's mother died 2 months ago and I had to borrow the money from my mum so she could go to the funeral, I didn't even have enough for me and my son to go with her. Completely ashamed of myself. Couldn't pay my bills this month because I'm an inconsiderate prick.
I had a good strong word with myself last night and today. I'm determent to get a life as I've wasted the last 20 with this crap. Last year I stopped for 2 months after I bought the audio book "Allen Carr Easyway to Stop Gambling" it did work for me for them 2 months but then I got cocky and thought I could control it, I was wrong I'm actually worse than ever I feel.
I've got hundreds of embarrassing stories of all the shit I done to fund my gambling but it would take a lifetime to mention them all. I need help I know I do and today is the start of my new life. I'm in a good enough job where I will get my life on track in a year or so, it's not long at all because if I don't fix this now I'm going to be a very sad lonely old man some day with a lifetime of regrets.
I'm only 39 I've got a few years left on this planet, please god don't let gambling control the rest of them. If anyone needs to talk just add me on skype red25devil I need to talk also so some support for each other can only be a good thing.
Peace out and everyone have a great gambling free day xx. Reading all the comment here it both good and horrible to know I'm not the only one. If anyone needs to talk just add me on skype red25devil I need to talk to so some support for each other can only be a good thing.
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Remember How Bad It Feels to Lose Remember the feeling when you lose a lot of money at the casino, online, or through sports betting. The resources at the end of this article may be of some help to you.
Find Self-Help Materials Seek help. Again, there are resources at the bottom of this article that may be of some help to you. List the Cons of Gambling and the Pros of Quitting Make a list about how your gambling problem has affected your life in a negative way. Make a Financial Plan Talk to a debt counselor about your gambling debts.
Get a Good Counselor See a counselor that specializes in addictions, especially gambling, and talk to this person about your problem. Get Help for Underlying Mood Disorders Many people with a gambling problem also suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, or other substance abuse issues. Get in the Right Environment Surround yourself with people that you trust who want to see you recover and avoid any kind of environment where you might be tempted to gamble, which could be anything from a casino, to being at home alone with your smartphone.
Some Final Thoughts Gambling is a dangerous addictions because of the related risk of suicide. According to the Manual, a gambling disorder is characterized by: A preoccupation with gambling The perceived inability to cut back or control one's gambling Irritability or restlessness when one tries to cut back or stop gambling Risking more money to reach the same levels of excitement as before Gambling to escape problems or depression "Chasing" gambling losses with more gambling to try to make up for them Deceiving family and friends with regard to gambling habits Risking or losing jobs or relationships because of gambling Relying on others for the financial needs caused by gambling If you're experiencing any or all of the above to any degree, it's likely that you don't have a normal relationship with gambling.
A Note on Recovery The path to recovery differs for each individual, and there is no consensus in the scientific community regarding the best treatment for addiction. Some of the tools people have used include: Cognitive behavioral therapy Group therapy Harm-reduction techniques In-patient treatment programs Marriage and credit counseling If you need to reach out to someone, you can call: The National Council on Problem Gambling Helpline — a free, confidential, hr helpline for problem gamblers and their family members UK: Gamcare — a UK-based line offering help and support to those struggling with gambling addiction or their family members.
Sources and Resources 1. An article about gambling addiction, its triggers, and treatment for it. Please stay strong people! Into my first week gamble free myself! God bless you all. Well my head messed up as looking to lose just under by mistake! We will never outsmart the casino. The only way to survive is to not go.
I lost just tonight: I need to quit gambling now! I have a counselor for gambling too. This is so bad! InRecovery69, thank you for your inspiration. That is where we all want to be. Share your stories people, it helps heaps. Day 22 for me Thanks to all for the posts!
This should have been a great thing, right?? Turns out it wasn't Like bee said below " I'm going to give the casinos the finger as I drive by them. One minute at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time.. Won a bundle and then give it back plus more. Trying to make it 30 days without gambling. I hope this blog gives me clarity. All the Best A. The only way to win in gambling is to S T O P! I do hope everyone posting can quit for good.
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