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#1 Posted on:
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:55

adam123

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2015-06-09

On Saturday I excluded from all uk casinos, ive also already excluded from all local bookies and blocked online gambling at home. That's a great amount of blocks to have however I still have a major problem with pub fruit machines... Tonight I lost fifty pounds in the space of half an hour and that is a lot . I have a dilemar do I go to pubs still and every so often get caught out by them and alcohol the mix of which is devastating or not go in pubs anymore.Also ive cut down on my playing poker but should I go completely cold turkey. I love the social side of the pub my friends in there and the banter but its taking a hell of a lot of my money. Ive spent nine hundred pounds on gambling mostly fruit machines since the start of the year. I need to read this post every time I think positively about going to the pub and playing poker and not go with all the downsides it has to boot. I need a fresh start one of which I have had plenty of over the past two years since I have been on this site. I'm really at the end of my tether. What should I do stay in all the time, no sod that. I have a mate who works all week then stays in over the weekendsthis would be good for money however money is not everything. I really need to think this thru. I have some good blocks but theres a glimmer of hope that ill be able to be gamble free completely. I also managed to stop smoking and that was really hard so I think if I can make three months gamble free then ill be able to do the rest.

Posted on:
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:29

adam123

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2015-06-09

The wins and losses create the wins and the losses if u get my drift. When u lose u want to win it back. When u win u want to win more and and when u stop is when ur out of cash. If I can stop the wins and losses then I wont be tempted by the wins and more wins. Just need to be happy with what I've got.

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Sat, 15/07/2017 - 22:10

adam123

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2015-06-09

So five days later and I'm improving, I went to poker on Thursday and although I stuck nine pounds in a fruit machine I didn't withdraw any more and continue to lose money, small baby steps. So I've stayed in over weekend and looking forward I can see tht I can do it.

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Mon, 24/07/2017 - 23:14

adam123

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2015-06-09

So tonight I went to my weekly poker game and spent one hundred on fruit machine. I need to stop these binges I start off putting two pounds in then before u know it I'm back and forth to the cash machine. This month I've spent two hundred on going out, it was going really well untill tonight. Time to take stock and save again. It'll take two days work to get my money back. I could stop going to pubs with fruit machines but ill get tempted to have a drink soon enough. Lets hope I can stay off fruities the rest of the month and go from there.

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Sat, 05/08/2017 - 21:35

adam123

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2015-06-09

Money, money, money its all about money I wonder what percentage of people think about money when making most of their decisions in life. Do we think about making money when gambling, hell yeah but long term it drains us of it and we end up thinking about money worries even more

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Sun, 06/08/2017 - 08:44

Christer1

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2016-02-29

I've read your posts just try taking less money out with you to the pub and limit yourself.

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Sun, 13/08/2017 - 00:25

adam123

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2015-06-09

Need to find a new hobby for my time, going to go for a long walk tomo, or golf or swimming to get some excersize, much needed exercise.

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