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#1 Posted on:
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 14:35

jjm2846

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2018-03-16

Hi everyone, last night I was up £300 and said that that was it! I was happy to draw it out, but as I had to wait for all my forms to be cleared I decided to start again this morning. I got it to 400 and yet again I was leaving it there. I am now 400 down as I just can't stop gambling on the slots. I have to stop now and even though I know I'll never win I always get the idea (usually around pay day) that I can win big. I feel I want to tell my Mrs but I know it will end up in a big argument and can't be dealing with that plus another month skint. I'm an absolute tool.

Well it's off my chest now so hopefully this can be the start of sorting my head out.

Posted on:
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 14:55

jameswoods99

Joined:
2015-02-14

Hi jjm2848,

Glad to see you are posting here and realise things need to change!!!  It took a good while for me to stop, the steps you really need to take if you feel you can't controll yourself have to involve some sort of exclusion for bookies or some software like gamban for online.  These two hurdles managed to allow me to stop along with some therapy but that depends on the person.

Stay strong and you can beat it if you want.

JW

Posted on:
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 18:33

jjm2846

Joined:
2018-03-16

Thanks for your advice, I think I've exhausted all my options now as I've joined over 50 sites and then self excluded myself after a loss. The worst thing is it's the wining of big wins that causes this chain reaction. Money that's won is never as good as earned money.

Day one of recovery and I intend to come on and help others to help myself.

Posted on:
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 20:15

Linzimc76

Joined:
2018-04-17

Hi,I'm joining you on day one of recovery...things have become so bad,I'm completely lost. I feel like the gambling has totally took over my life..I'm so badly in debt I can't see a way out...I am to ashamed to tell anybody especially my husband...I really do hope this site can help me

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 06:33

jjm2846

Joined:
2018-03-16

Linzimc let's do this together, I think it would help me having a friend on same day as myself. I was good last night and did not think of gambling, just kept thinking of losses.
Good luck linz and speak to you soon.

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 08:26

Roswell123

Joined:
2018-04-11

Good morning Linzimc & jjm , I too was in the same boat as you both , always looking for that big win , chasing losses , Slots were my downfall , so I told my daughter and joined Gamcare , although I am in early days of Gambling Free I feel so much better knowing that my hard earned cash is in my bank and not in bank of slots . I smile with each day that I haven't gambled , early days but talking to your loved one's is a start , self exclusion from all on-line sites is easy to do .Talking to Gamcare helps . get support from GA , there are many groups all over the country. I wish I'd never started playing bingo online back in 2006 as this lead me to Slots , bad move . I wish you both all the best , stay strong , there is light at the end of the tunnel , GF And a normal life with our loved one's. x 

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 08:52

Linzimc76

Joined:
2018-04-17

We can do this Jim,I really have to now because I'm at rock bottom..I'm in so much debt and my family really are suffering...Thank you Roswell,I'm sure I can get through this with help,I only joined yesterday and feel stronger already,I thought I was the only person going through this so I was really hard on myself, knowing others have beat this gives me strength x

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 10:42

jjm2846

Joined:
2018-03-16

Cheers roswell, very wise words.
Linz one thing I've learned from reading posts is that we need to stop thinking about losses as this makes you want to get a quick fix option ie win a big win. If that does happen it then makes you feel OK until the cycle starts again.

I'll clear my debts by December now I've stopped and I'll try and come on here every day to check in with you.

Today enjoy your family. I'm planning a day trip with my little lad this weekend and keeping focused on that.

Keep strong Jay

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 13:56

Linzimc76

Joined:
2018-04-17

I had a dream last night that I won big,the devil trying to stay in my mind..I normally buy a scratch card at the shops but resisted today because even that £2 gamble is a step in the wrong direction... doesn't it feel good Jay making plans for the future, spending money on your kid?? I can't wait to get back on track...my biggest problem right now is guilt,I hate lying,I hate making excuses why there's no money in my bank,I work hard all month and can't afford my bills...it's so wrong... nobody knows about my problem and I hope I can beat it without them having to...my goal is to take my family on a nice holiday next year, we couldn't afford one this year (because of me)

Posted on:
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 07:45

jjm2846

Joined:
2018-03-16

Well done for not buying that scratch card linzimc. Hope the rest of your day went smoothly.

Ye It does make me feel better focusing on the kids rather than some spinning reels, one makes me constantly happy and the other sad edgy and moody!

Ive got a holiday booked this year that I managed to pay for with some winnings which is where my problem started...... I always want to replicate the win, but since then I've lost as if I don't get my account to a certain figure I can't stop and its left me losing every time.

Posted on:
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 09:43

caughtup

Joined:
2018-03-01

Hi you lovely lot, following as feel very similar to you all! Seem like a failure today as was 11 days gamble free, went on slots yesterday lost, lost, lost, lost then won back but still keeping going then lost then lost then lost! Why do I keep going? Thinking gonna be one last big win and then will end it all but know I won’t! Tired, sun is shining, more to life than beating ourselves up and feeling guilty, will do it together!