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I’m new here, been gambling for awhile, I’m only 20 and I just don’t know when to stop nor can I, it’s honestly a big problem and I just can’t do this anymore, any help or advice is appreciated.

Posted : 10th June 2021 4:35 am
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Dear oBlech,

Welcome to the Forum and thank you for sharing your current struggles.

It seems that gambling is causing you a lot of trouble right now. It also sounds like you feel overwhelmed about where to start and undoubtful about your capabilities to stop gambling.

You do not have to deal with this yourself. There is plenty of support here for you and we are ready to help you. You can contact us on 0808 8020 133 or via live chat, we are here 24/7.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

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Posted : 10th June 2021 10:15 am

My Friend the advice is stop if you don't you will end up me a Old man that has spent over 50 yrs of gambling , the Losses are enormous over a life time . get out now stop gambling . You can stop if you really want to. Best wishes

Posted : 10th June 2021 7:20 pm

Hi oblech 

I'm new here too. I'm the wife of a gambler, and so can only give you my perspective. My husband started Gambling as a teen. He never stopped. He hid it for years. I've heard every excuse about lost wallets, not been paid etc. After working all his life, buying a house, car etc, he is about to lose it all. He has destroyed not only our lives with the lying, bullying to get money etc. He has destroyed me in the process. The addiction is exactly that, like any other. It doesn't just impact the addict, it hurts the people who love you, if not now, then eventually. You already know and have admitted you have a problem, which is a great step to getting help to stop. But whatever you do....stop!

Posted : 10th June 2021 8:21 pm

Advice - after a decade of gambling between my late teens and lates 20's i can assure you it will only get worse

i have a good handle on it now but gambling has set me back 4 in life ......4 years i will never get back that's without the time wasted obsessing over football games and spent at casino tables

It's all a massive waste of time money and energy 

You cannot win even if you win you end up losing double a few months later it's futile 

Help  > Sack it off put the energy into building a business or source of income 





Posted : 11th June 2021 12:06 pm

 Best advice I can give you, seek help and support from pros and work out what your triggers are, bored, etc and speak to someone friend or family, I wouldn’t have at your age however support is very important.... good luck on your journey 

Posted : 14th June 2021 8:59 pm


I have been gambling for 36 years and wished I stopped earlier. 

I don't gamble anymore and will be debt free in a few months.

You are young and have many years of fun and enjoyment, don't waste these years in gambling.

Get help now, get someone to look after your finances, take one day at a time and don't gamble. 

Get a hobby and spend time on that.

Only you can do this, no one else can do it for you.


Good luck

Posted : 22nd June 2021 7:36 am
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