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Temptation

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#1 Posted on:
Tue, 24/10/2017 - 13:38

mockery28

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2017-10-18

I joined the website 6 days and have not gambled for that time but i didnt realise how difficult it was going to be . I have just had an offer from ********* gamble £40 over the next two days and get £10 freeplay on Thursday . I am going to ignore it but its not easy i keep thinking just a tenner but we all know where that leads . 

Posted on:
Tue, 24/10/2017 - 13:40

mockery28

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2017-10-18

Sorry didnt realise you could not name companies

Posted on:
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 12:45

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Have you self-excluded from these companies? If so, they shouldn't be sending you any offers.

Posted on:
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 15:40

mockery28

Joined:
2017-10-18

No not yet i have gone a week now and not gone in one .I am waiting for a therapist to ring but nothings happened yet.

Posted on:
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 20:28

Phil72

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2016-10-07

OK well done on the start of your path.

Online, shops, etc. a lot of people find self-exclusion (which is not perfect) very helpful in the early days when there is still potentially temptation.

Obviously I do not know your circumstances which is your business but I would urge you to self-exclude from everything you used then move on from that.

Posted on:
Thu, 26/10/2017 - 08:47

mockery28

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2017-10-18

Thanks I will. I have never done the online slots it is the shop ones that get me

Posted on:
Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:21

ODAAT

Joined:
2014-11-10

Hi Mockery, welcome to the forum :-)

You & me both on the shops mate but £10 freeplay...That’s big of them.  Sounds tempting but doesn’t even work out as well as a buy 3 get 1 free & regardless of who needs 4 of anything, you’d @ least have something to show for your efforts. 

You may find the MOSES scheme is something that would help with your exclusion:  0800 294 2060.

Maybe you could have a look @ GA/other support groups to kick start your recovery whilst you wait for the counselling to get into place.

Congratulations on your 1st week :-)  Keep turning your back on temptation - ODAAT