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#1 Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 11:26

myfreedom

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2012-08-14

How much have you lost gambling and in what period of time ? Are you in debt?

Lets start. I've lost more than 300k in 12 years.

Let's see...

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 13:46

Unicorntears

Joined:
2017-10-14

I would say around 30k in 5 years currently owe and paying back  around 12k :(

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 14:34

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

My family, the trust of people and my self-respect it took me about 20 years to eventually loss all this. I am in debt to the few who stuck by me and those who helped my get through each day.

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 15:05

Sam Crow

Joined:
2012-02-23

When I finally stopped I was 16.5k in debt (currently 9k outstanding) but I'd say I've lost easily double that over the years gambling.

I lost my fiancée as well although there were numerous factors on both sides of which my gambling played a part (I'll add my gambling got totally out of control like never before after the breakup)

I lost all value of money. At one stage I thought I was losing my mind also

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 15:23

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Total of 18.5k over 3.5 years of gambling. I did not have savings. I never gambled before in my life....This was credit cards and overdraft money. Currently i owe 16.5k.

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 16:58

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi myfreedom,

 

A topic which will resonate with many on the forum I'm sure, it can be good to acknowledge what's been lost, if that helps you to acknowledge the loss and move on. But perhaps also remember that however much the loss, if it's a problem then it's a problem.

Often it can be the non-monetary losses that are the worse type of loss for people anyway, such as loss of relationships and trust.

 

Best wishes

Forum admin.

 

 

Posted on:
Sat, 28/10/2017 - 15:58

Joydivider

Joined:
2015-03-11

Yes Its a question that must be faced when you are strong enough to do it

When talking it through its a good idea to write the figure down. It may be a near approximation as I was deluding myself for years what I was actually chucking away. Even properly adding up just a few sessions should have scared me into realising how fast it was actually mounting.

I(the addiction) was a master of self delusion and the real figure could be as much as four times higher than I was trying to believe when riding my losses. Its like having two people in the same body and just cant believe I did it now

Over 25 years its been up to several thousand per year with a few years off not through any real control. Even when on the dole I gambled nearly £3000 in one year which is a huge percentage of the money paid to me and even more crucial to live on.

Lets be blunt about this because people recognise monetary terms. Thats a crazy addicted amount of money when I would also wonder if I could afford a £15 kettle or a £40 bike wheel. Im still wondering if I can afford things now which that money would have bought years ago. I cant avoid that thought but Ive learnt to calmly shelve it and let it go. I will mention it here though

Ok Im still here and I have put the money behind me with thought processes, time and healing. Im not going to bury my head in the sand about it  because its a clear indication of what gambling is really all about.

Best wishes to everyone on the forum

Posted on:
Sat, 28/10/2017 - 18:04

Nikkifergie7

Joined:
2017-10-28

Owe 48k in debt from gambling..yet still manage to bet the odd 300 each month which i cant afford. Help!

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 09:38

andy52

Joined:
2015-01-10

Over 30 years I've probably lost in excess of 120k, might be less but could be a lot more, cant remember. Debts currenty around 4k, zero income atm, it's going to be a problem. Context, since January 2015 I've had 3 laspes and played fruit machines, lost around £100, that's not too bad, all things considered.

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:44

Loxxie

Joined:
2016-01-15

Wouldn't really have a clue of the financial cost. ...and without sounding flippant or flash...I'm not bothered. ...it's gone. ..
Hours..weeks...months..years...
That's a different matter...
Excuses made for my absences..in person...and in mind....countless times when I should have been with family and friends instead of sat at my laptop with my supposidly best mate...online slots !
The money in our lives will always come and go...
The time lost with family and friends has sadley passed....and can never be replaced. ..
I've accepted that....painfull as it was...but its given me the strength to fight to never loose any more precious time ..

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 15:58

ODAAT

Joined:
2014-11-10

Yup, same here...Losses are all relative & I don’t think it’s entirely healthy to be reading that some people have only lost minimal amounts compared to others because I’m sure that is the sort of thing I would have lapped up when trying to consider whether I had a problem.  Although I was somewhat relieved to know that I wasn’t the only daft fool spending money I could ill afford.  All those years of throwing money @ it, I was losing time & as hard as the financial loss is, I have to face that somewhere along the line, I lost me!  My biggest debt is to myself & because I’ve been cruising along in oblivion for so long, figuring out how to pay that back takes more than a bit (reads loads) of extra overtime!

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 16:46

WhatsWrong

Joined:
2017-10-26

Some great points above. Whilst the money is enivatably the thing you focus in the most, it's the other stuff that really counts. Personally I was sick (and still am sick) of my mental and physical well-being as a consequence - the lack of sleep, constant headaches and stomach aches, the self hate, the sweating whilst gambling and then some.

Whilst I lost the entirety of my savings which will take me years upon years to get back through my lowly salary, savings were just that. They were a number in the bank which I wasn't planning on using at at any point in the near future - a rainy day if you like.

That's not to say its any easier of course to kiss goodbye the money, but your health and wellbeing is something we too often neglect

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 20:48

jspray1984

Joined:
2017-10-31

I have debts which have continued to accumalte & grow over the past 18 years. The financial implications of the gambling have long been an excuse on why i have continued or returned to gamble. I have had numerous counselling, hypnotherapy & support but have always fell back onto the same filthy curb.

But when i consider what i have really lost the money is nothing. I lost my marriage, the opportunity to wake up with my daughter every day and experience and share all the wonderful new things that she sees in her young life. I still see her 50% of the week but im a devoted father who lives for my little girl.

I often wonder why i always return to the one thing that has been so destructive, & made me so miserable in my life but that is addiction all over.

I have picked myself up so many times but this time feels different. This time i feel inspired. This time im going to conquer this demon once and for all!!

Day 1 of the rest of my life complete :)

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:16

JamesG

Joined:
2017-09-13

I have debts totalling 10k it’s not just the money aspect it’s self respect also. I think we would all agree you get that buzz when the odd win comes and and then it’s the sick feeling in your stomach also when your chasing your losses. This year I decided to self exclude and to tell my fiancé of my gambling problems so I can address my gambling issues and sort my debt out. I’m in a good job, well paid although I look back and instead of enjoying holidays and luxuries in life I’m paying debt off. Although I have self excluded online I admit I have had the urge to go back into a casino although now I have decided to hand my finances to my fiancé to manage. I’ve been gamble free since 23/10/17 I know it’s goigg to be a hard task to kick the habit buti must do it.

 

 

Posted on:
Sun, 26/11/2017 - 22:31

fobtfc

Joined:
2011-02-19

Financially lost at least £50,000 but gamblers lose a lot more than just money.

Posted on:
Mon, 27/11/2017 - 16:51

ben1995

Joined:
2015-02-10

Probably arond £60000-£70000 in four years. Relationships with friends and girlfriends. Trust of my family, hurt the people closest to me. Lost trust of my employers, bosses, colleagues. And most importantly lost myself and who I am as a person.

Posted on:
Tue, 28/11/2017 - 19:02

Joydivider

Joined:
2015-03-11

Everyone has to deal with the aftermath and the reality in a way they feel helps recovery.

I understand those who dont want a list of monetary amounts and wont think of it strongly in that way. I equally feel when strong enough its ok to realise some sort of figure as a focus on what gambling does.

I lost any healthy balance of the mind and I had already lost all sense of a purpose in life. With a mixture of depression and gambling they were feeding off each other and that is an important point with an escape gambler.

I had lost myself which is one of the hardest things to come to terms with along with the fact that I had given up on or didnt know how to lead a full life due to my inner turmoil

I lost the trust of my family but have to think this was a necessary trade off  to tackle a deadly addiction. They trust me to be honest with them now about an addiction they understand more.. It was never really me thinking I would get one over on them with an evil laugh. I was ill with an addiction

At some point we have to think its only money. I used my own thought processes to put it behind me because the alternative was making myself ill over it. Im still here and thats the way Ive got to think about it

Best wishes to everyone on the forum

Posted on:
Sun, 07/01/2018 - 00:38

Derryidiot38

Joined:
2018-01-07

£73,000

Posted on:
Wed, 31/01/2018 - 08:03

sirjammy

Joined:
2017-05-18

I don't know how much I have lost and that is intentional. If I worked it out, it would play on my mind so I tell myself that I haven't lost anything and pretend I never had a gambling problem in the first place. That way I can move on with my life.

Posted on:
Wed, 31/01/2018 - 18:41

tara2

Joined:
2013-01-27

Throughout this compulsive gambling of over a decade I played games with myself , numbers games, games that wrecked my common sense around money but I needed to rationalise in order to stay in the zone of addiction.  Chasing losses in the moment and then just in general because every time I played , in the back of my mind no amount of winning was enough because I felt that I really did not win unless I got it alllllllll back ie. every cent from day one of being involved with gambling.  Then , I 've heard it said again and again that most cg's are unable to stop even if they get it alllllll back with some ungodly huge win.  I don't know because I never had that kind of win.  I always saw the glass as half empty as gambling drained my savings and all extra money past living expenses.  In my head I roughly figured out approx. how much I put into slots , total.  I know that it must be near $100,000 and if you saw how I live and what I have to my name you'd think I was not working and was getting government assistance.  I'm getting a grip.  I have a savings that seemed like crumbs but I'm now seeing the amount as it stands in the moment and not through the lens of losses.  I struggle to stay with this perspective.  I want to let go and accept where I am in the moment.  Any amount of money to my name is significant and I can just go on from here.  It taking me lots of self care, lots of humility, lots of mistakes in other areas of life ... trial and error because I'm building myself again and reaching out.  I'm interacting and opening up more instead of isolating in deep despair. As other have said, the losses go way beyond the cash assets!  There are blessings to start counting.  Thank God.  tara2

Posted on:
Wed, 31/01/2018 - 20:19

Square

Joined:
2017-04-26

EUR 9k total during 10+ yrs of on/off gambling. Ridiculous amount of money

Posted on:
Wed, 31/01/2018 - 20:42

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Total of £18250 over 3.5 year of gambling.

Posted on:
Thu, 01/02/2018 - 07:10

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Everything !  ... and £80k in debt

 

Posted on:
Thu, 01/02/2018 - 20:19

Gavin8619

Joined:
2016-05-02

14k in debt with loan companies . Having to pay over £300 a month back for the next 5 years. Lost about 13k of that 3 months . 8k of it was in December alone. Finally came clean to my wife today . Feels great to have it off me chest but put my relationship and life at risk. It's not worth it, but addiction takes over and it's impossible to control, said I was going to go gamble free in 2018 but I relapsed a few days ago. Only £50 but it's not good enough. I need to fix my mindset , fix my life and my marriage 

Posted on:
Thu, 01/02/2018 - 23:13

AddictedGambler

Joined:
2018-02-01

Would say I've lost about 20k. And about 2k paying off interest on payday loans / credit cards. Have very little debt at the minute however, and feel sorry for the ones who have racked up massive debts due to gambling as I'm sure deep down there's plenty of people here with hearts of gold.

Posted on:
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:09

geordie

Joined:
2009-08-17

During the 35 years I gambled, I lost my life to it. I was saturated with gambling, it oozed out of every pore in my body.

I dont think I'll ever seriousley try to add up how much ive lost financially. 

I'm 51 now, live very much hand to mouth, no savings to speak of. I have nearly £200K of debt. I'm not a rich person, just a normal working class bloke. So you could say I've lost 35 years worth of income + the debt + all the money from crimes which seen me go to jail 5 times.

I don't gamble now. My debt isn't increasing and over half that amount is money I owe my parents which will never be paid.

I'm not squeaky clean, (hence my tax), but I do live an honest life. I dont look back at gambling and remember the big wins, there wasn't too many of them. When I look back I look at how sick it all was. One day in 2005 I lost the equevilent of a years salary in 5 days. Sick, is putting it mildly.

In answer to your question, "how much have you lost gambling?"

I think my answer will be the same as a lot of CG's......"too bloody much"!

Posted on:
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:44

tara2

Joined:
2013-01-27

This thread helps me to feel not so alone .  Regaurdless of the amount, it's all subjective.  Still my losses are grand in relationship to how I live and what I have to my name and what I am bringing in at this point with my soon to be state regulated employment which I have to either put money and time into or find a new occupation.  God , yes, once again... near $100 thousand I would say.  It's so hard to really know.  tara2

Posted on:
Mon, 12/02/2018 - 17:27

itsbeenalonglongtime

Joined:
2018-01-21

Hundreds of thousands. Much of what should have been money spent on my family's needs and future.
It's sickening to think about what I have done.

Posted on:
Mon, 12/02/2018 - 20:11

Square

Joined:
2017-04-26

Just got a bill to get the car repaired, strange thing that this feels like some sort of gambling loss too that I would have tried to win back in earlier days. What I'm trying to say is that what I've lost to gambling is also a normal relationship to money, does it get better over time? I've always been tight with money apart from gambling, the whole thing still feels very dreadful

Posted on:
Fri, 16/02/2018 - 19:00

tony_hope

Joined:
2018-02-16

Hello All,

I am new to this Thread and now a days my life is becoming hell with the thoughts what i have done in last 2 months. In last 2 months I lost 150 k. All my credits cards and saving is gone. I ma totally ****** up, there were days when I was up in the begininig , and I think thats the only temtattion got me in and ruined my life today. My family dont know, my mom just do a cash job and earn little money. When she will come to know, she will break inside and out. I dont have courage to talk to her. 

i was a simple guy and living a happy life untill I made my account on Betway. I wont **** in 2 days just playing on roullet. After the i got so indulge in it and it was hard for me to come out . Even I was winning my looses but at the end i was giving them back everthing. and in the end I have nothing left. I am so depressed that how can I pay those debts. why iImade this f*ing mistake. I was a happy guy. I ma trying to get rid of those guilty thoughts , but It keep coming back.

150 k was a huge money , i could have bought ahome and many other things with it. We all gamblers are so greedy, when we win something then we think we are the expert and will beat the casino. But we forget that if that was the case then they would have been bankrupt not us. Gamblers can not control themseleve if they loose few bets, that psycholigical effect we can not control over it. So in the end we loose everything  and cry. When we play then we dont go to any blogs and forums to read about gambling. We come here when we reach at the rock bottom. 

I know  and i beleive everyone here know themselves how they are feeling about it. we ruin out happy living life for this gambling. I used to have a glow on my face , happiness and smile always. Now i am so depressed and unhappy guy, who does not want to talk anybody. Gambling ****** up my life. I was thinking  of marriage , and i dont have money now in my account, My mom is happy that  I will uy home and will get married and she will paly with my kids. But all those things have been ruined. Hey My Lord please help each and every gambler and give them strength finacially, emotinally to handle down the stuff.

Good luck everyone.

 

 

Posted on:
Fri, 16/02/2018 - 20:40

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

​I think its best to put the figure behind us, as joy divider rightly said the thought of reminding yourself how much you've lost can make u feel ill so its sometimes best to put the figure behind us and focus on other more important aspects of life like health and wellbeing. The money will get paid its just a matter of time. We must enjoy that time as that's what lifes all about. Adam

Posted on:
Wed, 21/02/2018 - 12:27

EKJR

Joined:
2018-02-01

Easily over£400k in 10 years. Absolutely horrendous when its put down like that

Posted on:
Fri, 23/02/2018 - 14:06

GAMBLING ADDICT...

Joined:
2018-02-23

Hello: All, started gambling about 2 years ago, wish I never started. Like the saying goes you always lose more than you win. In my case I was always chasing my losses, I chased for the past 2 years now the losses has reached $10,000. I was always good with my money and to just throw away some days $1600 at the casino hurts so much, I am currently sad, depressed and hurt. Its been a day since I quit gambling, and I am hoping to quit for life, I do not want to feel like this no more. Fortunately I didn't lose all my savings I still have $18000. I have will power and I will succeed to never gamble again. Thx for reading.

Posted on:
Fri, 23/02/2018 - 15:46

tara2

Joined:
2013-01-27

Do keep that savings!  I will urge you to try as hard as possible.  I remember having that much.  I was down from $60,000 to under 20 and now... well  I went down to 2 or 3 then built it up over two years.  Still because I continued to gamble what should have been at least 20 grand by this year ended up being a little less than half of that.  Still, I"m happy to have even built up that much considering, as you mentioned above, that the lossses we chase grow.  I do know those  over the top days of spending a paycheck in a day.  Many here have confessed to that. Manly have suffered gravely.   I hope that you will be able to keep that will power.  You can do it!  Learn from those of us who did as you did for longer periods of time.  tara2

Posted on:
Fri, 23/02/2018 - 16:05

merlins

Joined:
2018-02-14

My lifetime loss is about 65k. My recent loss on relapse is 14k. Now I am learning to enjoy my life again and rebuilding my life after gambling destroyed me. It is like a baby learning to walk. It is so difficult for me to settle back in life again.

Posted on:
Fri, 23/02/2018 - 18:58

GAMBLING ADDICT...

Joined:
2018-02-23

Thx tara2 for the encouragement, I figure it will take me at least two years to recover $10,000 but I see it as punishment for being really stupid to think I could beat the casino.

Do keep that savings!  I will urge you to try as hard as possible.  I remember having that much.  I was down from $60,000 to under 20 and now... well  I went down to 2 or 3 then built it up over two years.  Still because I continued to gamble what should have been at least 20 grand by this year ended up being a little less than half of that.  Still, I"m happy to have even built up that much considering, as you mentioned above, that the lossses we chase grow.  I do know those  over the top days of spending a paycheck in a day.  Many here have confessed to that. Manly have suffered gravely.   I hope that you will be able to keep that will power.  You can do it!  Learn from those of us who did as you did for longer periods of time.  tara2

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Posted on:
Fri, 23/02/2018 - 19:01

GAMBLING ADDICT...

Joined:
2018-02-23

Thx tara2 for the encouragement, I figure it will take me at least two years to recover $10,000 but I see it as punishment for being really stupid to think I could beat the casino.

Posted on:
Fri, 23/02/2018 - 20:13

Lizzy32

Joined:
2018-02-09

 

I've lost about 50k. 30k savings and the now in about 20 of debt. I've come to terms with losing my savings but not yet with the debt.l, which is why I keep chasing and digger a deeper hole. I'm trying to set a plan to repay 10k over a short time as I think I could be at ease with the 10 left, doesn't seem so bad. 

**edit- Being truthful it's probably more like 60k with the month to month cash ice gambled too which I've never counted and don't know if I actually want to know an accurate figure! 

Posted on:
Wed, 07/03/2018 - 22:17

Hopeful25

Joined:
2017-04-17

I don’t know how much I have lost but I am in 21k of debt with numerous creditors. I have lost much more in wages etc over 3 years. My debt keeps me awake every night and I wake up each morning feeling sick. I have contacted step change debt charity and am recovering some advice and help. I urge anyone who is struggling with debts to contact them. I have great family and friends but apart from money gambling has destroyed my mental health and confidence, and turned me into a monster. It’s also cost me my dream of owning my own home for myself and my children. One thing is for sure, this feeling of total dispair is something I never want to keep feeling again. I am determined to stop gambling, and determined to pay back my debts and be a good wife and mother 

Posted on:
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:51

Jack1977

Joined:
2018-03-12

Over 100k in 15 years, about 50k in debt, savings gone, done 6 months gf last year, then had a relapse, can't believe I have done this

Posted on:
Wed, 14/03/2018 - 23:24

rupidoda

Joined:
2017-01-27

33k over 3 years - 20k of that was in a few hours - which I needed for me to wake up to what I was doing. I just think back to the morning after and that stops me wanting to gamble again, been gamble free for a couple of months, hoping I won’t give into the urges.

Posted on:
Thu, 15/03/2018 - 20:53

Northmancsmale

Joined:
2018-03-15

Sobering comments and a big wake up call!

Tried to keep a record at one point, but stopped.

Guess it easily runs into 4 figures!

Posted on:
Fri, 16/03/2018 - 14:13

Progress

Joined:
2018-03-15

5k over the course of 4yrs, I’m 22 and only have money in my pocket because of payday loans. The constant up and down cycle is a really horrible thing. It wrecks my mental health and even when a rare withdrawal managed to make it to my bank account before being reversed it inevitably was redeposited over the coming days. No money won was ever spent on anything other than gambling, it’s a really futile affliction. Money seems central in our pursuit but the rush clouds our judgement, we are addicted to the act of gambling and just want more and more. I’ve also completely lost myself in the process and wasted countless hours which could have been spent doing something more productive/enjoyable/memorable.

Posted on:
Wed, 28/03/2018 - 14:01

nipped

Joined:
2012-03-25

racked up about 7K of debt in 3 years between 19 & 22 and thats without losing all my income from jobs too 

would say at least 20K in the space of 10 years 

fortunatley i only have 2K left to clear .....doubt i will ever finance anything ever again 

Posted on:
Fri, 30/03/2018 - 10:25

Onepunchjamoo

Joined:
2018-03-23

I'm probably £50,000 down, I lost £28,000 of my own money in a day and I've lost most my wages, it's probably higher than £50,000 to be honest but I'm not in debt right now except to my girlfriend. So that's something I guess.

Posted on:
Sat, 31/03/2018 - 15:13

newbeginnings

Joined:
2016-02-28

197k down over 15 years god knows how I managed this and poor credit rating due to all the borrowings constantly paying back. Every month an upward struggle :(

Posted on:
Tue, 01/05/2018 - 20:55

Shattered79

Joined:
2016-05-14

Lost about 102k in 4.5+ years and over 60k in debt. 

Feel ashamed while typing this.

Have a well paying but stressful job.

Have had relapses after relapses after relapses to the point where I have now excluded myself from all my gambling avenues.

Feel sick as hell. 

 

Posted on:
Tue, 01/05/2018 - 21:05

Shattered79

Joined:
2016-05-14

tony_hope wrote:

Hello All,

I am new to this Thread and now a days my life is becoming hell with the thoughts what i have done in last 2 months. In last 2 months I lost 150 k. All my credits cards and saving is gone. I ma totally ****** up, there were days when I was up in the begininig , and I think thats the only temtattion got me in and ruined my life today. My family dont know, my mom just do a cash job and earn little money. When she will come to know, she will break inside and out. I dont have courage to talk to her. 

i was a simple guy and living a happy life untill I made my account on Betway. I wont **** in 2 days just playing on roullet. After the i got so indulge in it and it was hard for me to come out . Even I was winning my looses but at the end i was giving them back everthing. and in the end I have nothing left. I am so depressed that how can I pay those debts. why iImade this f*ing mistake. I was a happy guy. I ma trying to get rid of those guilty thoughts , but It keep coming back.

150 k was a huge money , i could have bought ahome and many other things with it. We all gamblers are so greedy, when we win something then we think we are the expert and will beat the casino. But we forget that if that was the case then they would have been bankrupt not us. Gamblers can not control themseleve if they loose few bets, that psycholigical effect we can not control over it. So in the end we loose everything  and cry. When we play then we dont go to any blogs and forums to read about gambling. We come here when we reach at the rock bottom. 

I know  and i beleive everyone here know themselves how they are feeling about it. we ruin out happy living life for this gambling. I used to have a glow on my face , happiness and smile always. Now i am so depressed and unhappy guy, who does not want to talk anybody. Gambling ****** up my life. I was thinking  of marriage , and i dont have money now in my account, My mom is happy that  I will uy home and will get married and she will paly with my kids. But all those things have been ruined. Hey My Lord please help each and every gambler and give them strength finacially, emotinally to handle down the stuff.

Good luck everyone.

 

 

Hi Tony - sorry to hear your story and you are so very right. We **** things up by giving in to this deadly disease. And only come here after ******** everything up. We are all in the same boat - pain, misery, suffering due to giving in to this horrible addiction.

I guess reading stories in here helps to know that you and me are not alone and perhaps there is hope. Wish you the strength too mate to cope and come out of this no matter how long it takes.

 

 

 

 

Posted on:
Thu, 03/05/2018 - 17:47

money don

Joined:
2017-06-24

Lost 20k over 1st 2 years then stopped for a few months then another 12k then stopped and paid every creditor back bar 2 x cards

Whilst negotiating with them ran up another 20k over last 6 months.

Presently 30 k in debt which will take just over 3 years to clear.

When you see the headlines like this instead of the slow death daily from gambling it is shocking.

I hope I am going to beat by this now as I have seen and felt it for what it is.

It could never be labelled as fun

Posted on:
Fri, 04/05/2018 - 07:45

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

I have always resisted posting on this thread in case it turns into a bit of macabre sort of "competition". But I will share I've lost over £250k and that's a conservative estimate. I just did the maths That's over 33 years, and I've earned sufficient to spend it. At times, my debts exceeded £10k. Whilst, somehow, I'm currently solvent I could have obviously been very, very comfortable indeed. And, much more to the point, the life I could have lived!

So don't waste yours, there's my advice. I know, and sadly so many of us do, what I'm talking about.

Hand over financial control. As a result of that, during the last nine months I have gambled £0.

All the best

Mixer

Posted on:
Tue, 08/05/2018 - 18:58

onlmvt

Joined:
2018-04-14

£80000 over 15 years.

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