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#1 Posted on:
Wed, 26/10/2016 - 22:33

adam123

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2015-06-09

So today I've been watching the wsop main event on u tube. I'm wanting to go to the casino and living the dream of playing and winning at poker. The dream, the dream, the dream ill say it again the dream ill say it over and over to myself to try and get it through to myself that it will never happen. I play all the time and love it but at best I'm a poor amatuer. So I'm not going to the casino this week and I'm going to try my hardest to never go again. I'm going to work each day earn my 50 pounds and come home. I'm going to save for my retirement the way most people do by grafting. Ive spent probably half my wage over the past ten years on gambling and it will now stop. I wont say its going to be easy and I wont say I wont miss these days but in the end its for the best. Ive been on this site for a year now and I've gone through many cycles of success and failure. The success has come through blocks on my computer and betting shops, this has resulted in developing casino and fruit machines habit in pubs. Now I'm going to play golf and go to the gym.​

Posted on:
Wed, 26/10/2016 - 22:37

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

I really cant say thank you enough to my friends on this site who have got me pestured me to get these blocks I didn't want, I didn't want them as I'm addicted to poker and the dream.

Posted on:
Wed, 26/10/2016 - 22:52

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Hi stay strong and positive, you can do this x 

Posted on:
Sun, 30/10/2016 - 19:49

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

Well I'm back again and news is not good, ive done it again, no pub blocks in place so been on a fruit machine yesterday spent half a days wage at pub last night. So now today is day one and its been successful, when I stay at home I'm successful, when I gk out I'm not. So to get a good start I'm going to stay in this week. Joining gym this week and will go all going well on Saturday, or ill play golf with dad. Started looking at pension today need to sort it out as because ive worked in retail all my life up untill it became the law there was now pension enrolment at the places I worked. I'm going to spend more time on here reading other peoples diarys and responding as ill have more time on my hands. I'll come on chat every day too.

Posted on:
Sun, 30/10/2016 - 20:18

Guestuser9

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Before 2009

Hello Adam
I've been here over a year now. And in that time you probably had 200 Relapses I'm not exaggerating either.
Mate I know you here and through Facebook.
Your Relapses consist of 2 pound here and a fiver there..
This is probably the first time I'll ever say this. You're not a compulsive gambaler. Your just someone who enjoys gambaling.
Your telling yourself you're a compulsive gambaler and your not. Just because you gamble regularly doesn't mean your a compulsive gambaler.
Your problem's don't come from gambaling there's something else. What that is. Is for you to figure out.
Have a good week bud
X

Posted on:
Sun, 30/10/2016 - 21:14

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Hi Adam,

Like Deano i have known you for a while and fully agree with his excellent post above.

Dont be a stranger mate - get on the FB and chat more often and talk to us.

Best wishes

Posted on:
Thu, 10/11/2016 - 21:02

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

So I've read that the government gets 10 billion a year from gambling. Omg with no cost to the government. No wonder people that don't gamble don't mind it it prob pays for all the schools in the country . Unbelievable. Reading that makes me think I pay enough tax I don't want to pay any more

Posted on:
Sun, 13/11/2016 - 13:52

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

So I've been giving more gambling tax to the government this weekend doh. I played two poker tourneys in casino 41 and 46 pounds then forty pounds on cash table minimum buy in. Got back at six in the morning and started at two in the afternoon. Think this is another blow out. So far this month ive spent 253 pounds wanted to spend two hundred a month on my social outgoings and ciggies so I'm a bit behind with two weeks left. Could of left at 8pm but I decided to Sta th for a mate who won the first tourney

Posted on:
Sun, 20/11/2016 - 16:14

adam123

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2015-06-09

​so I'm back gambled on Thursday and won 8 pounds but risked thirty so not a good idea and overall fruit machines are always a bad idea. Haven't gambled since Thursday I wont say I haven't thought about it but its a start. So daythree today almost half a week. Ive been working sixx days a week lately for some extra money

Posted on:
Sun, 20/11/2016 - 16:19

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

Should be and extra 60 pounds a week and should do this untill January if alls well. Ive got a friend who also wants to go travelling and I suggested 2019 for a month maybe south America. He's well up for it so going to try and save 100 a month for that, if I don't gamble saving this will be very easy however not gambling is anything but easy. I just think to myself go to the pub few beers go on fruity only twenty might come back up only in reality I lose then frequent cash machine every half an hour

Posted on:
Sun, 20/11/2016 - 16:20

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

​I haven't had one of these days for a while, a blow out apart from casino last week which was poker orientatex. So here goes day three.....

Posted on:
Sun, 20/11/2016 - 16:21

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

​I haven't had one of these days for a while, a blow out apart from casino last week which was poker orientatex. So here goes day three.....

Posted on:
Sun, 27/11/2016 - 12:17

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

well back to day one, twenty six pounds in a fruit machine last night (half a days wage).  Completely pointless.  I was trying to have a 5 out of ten day rather thn a 10 or 1 (winning or losing).  I was going well then at eleven pm it happened spent six pounds then went to cash machine and got out 20 pounds more.  Im gutted.  I get paid on wednesday and i will give it all to my dad to look after and not take out my debit card anymore.  I'm even thinking not going to the pub anymore is a good idea but i know that wont happen.

Posted on:
Wed, 07/12/2016 - 22:58

changemylife

Joined:
2016-11-02

I can see that you are struggling Beano. Spending most of the money that you earn.

We may not be able to actually define our behaviour - whether it is compulsive, habitual or obsessive, but really that is not the issue. If gambling takes up too much of your time and money - then it's a problem. And the fact is that any problem could esculate out of control and become a bigger problem.

Don't let it happen to you. You can improve your situation and your life through control, belief and aspirations.

You have the power to decide.