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really dont know if i can stop, its become my life

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#1 Posted on:
Sun, 17/09/2017 - 22:29

adam123

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2015-06-09

I really don't know if I can stop gambling. Ive been doing it for soo long and my life revolves around whether I win money on a fruit machine or win a hand of poker. Its just silly as the rest of my life is brilliant at the moment. Each month I've become better at spending less money but I've spent more on gambling and practically nothing on everything else, I almost hate spending money on anything else. I really need to get my priorities straight. already this month I've spent 250 on gambling almost all losses through the big jackpot fruit machine in club. When I get a win ive gone overdrawn to do it with the risk of not putting anything back in my account. So here goes another month where I think I can stop, say I will then next day lose another eighty quid. This is my last hurdle to breaking free from gambling. So if I can stop I will have to find a new hobby, an enjoyable one. Just reading that back ive lost half my wages in the past two weeks and that's not paying for any of by bills mortgage etc, its madness. If I go to the last two weeks of poker league I might win the league and get a trophy but at what cost, ill carry on going to pick up my trophy and go to finals then ill keep going to club and keep playing the nemesis that is the fruit machine. They are designed to suck all of ur money slowly away from u. Right that's it I'm not going again. Tomo ill go to work, come back and read on here and join chat. I'm done with all gambling.

Posted on:
Tue, 19/09/2017 - 08:46

Cynical wife

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2015-06-23

Re the Guru Challenge, how on earth can you continue to play poker without gambling? Poker is gambling, however good you are at it, you're using when you play.

You can overcome your addiction but it needs more than a change of name. And more than this forum.

CW.

Posted on:
Tue, 26/09/2017 - 22:47

adam123

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2015-06-09

Ive just finnished my poker league and won the trophy, ill go to finals day pick up my trophy but then have a break from gambling. Ive managed to tell friends if they see me on a fruit machine ill give them a tenner, this has worked really well and ive been off them for two weeks and enjoyed myself a lot more.

Posted on:
Tue, 26/09/2017 - 23:02

ALAN 135

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Before 2009

So if youv'e just won the " Poker league " and I'm assuming in order to do that youv'e beat everyone else in the process ? Have you  ever asked yourslf the question " Why am I here " ? .

In your first post you said " I might win the league but at what cost " " I'll go and pick up my trophy then carry on playing the machines which are my " Nemesis " ? 

Jeeez !  No wonder youve been here since 2015 , maybe you just want to stop losing instead of stopping gambling ?  

" Nothing changes if nothing changes "  my friend ? .

 

Posted on:
Wed, 27/09/2017 - 06:42

Merry go round

Joined:
2017-06-08

Giving your friends a tenner? Isn't that a bet? Will your trophy pay your mortgage when you pawn it? Compulsive gambling is nothing to be proud of, stopping is!

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Sun, 01/10/2017 - 23:02

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

Thanks for the responses tough love is needed for me. Right stopping drinking and gambling for October is a good start to my recovery. Day one complete of October and off to a good start. Today was good went out for a coffee in town, watched a film this morning, done a lot of housework etc. Tomo I have a holiday day and then back to work Tuesday. I have a lot to be thankfull for I have a roof over my head and a job and a healthy family. My mums been ill recently and had a operation last week and is recovering now , I m thankful it went well and she should be back to full strength in six weeks.