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Kay1892
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So today I’ve woken up and spoke to my partner about my gambling addiction and how bad it really has been and how much money I have wasted gambling.. he was very shocked as he thought I’d just been gambling a little. He helped me and I’ve now self excluded myself from about 20 different online gambling websites that I use to play every day. I checked my bank account today and since Tuesday I have spent over £350. I feel so sick and ashamed. I’ve been gambling for a few years now and my mum passed away at a very young age and since then I have got a lot worse.. I will sit and play games all day long and just put money in when it runs out I put more and more. I just can’t stop. I am just 27 and really need to start looking for a new hobbie. I do wonder what this will bring over the coming days and weeks I need to be strong!!  Thanks for listening 

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Posted : 4th June 2020 10:47 pm
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Hi Kay,

Thank you for posting on the forum. I am pleased to read you have been able to open up to your partner and he has been able to support you. 

It looks like you have been very proactive in self excluding yourself from some of the sites you tend to go on. This is a great first step. To back this up I am wondering if you might want to register with Gamstop. You can register with them and this will block your access to all UK based gambling sites that are registered with the Gambling Commission. 

In addition to this you could look at some blocking software to give yourself an additional barrier.

It sounds like you have had a tough time since your Mum passed away, traumatic events like this can often be a reason behind problem gambling. We offer free one to one treatment where this could be something you would like to talk more about to help you with your recovery. Our advisers are able to refer you for this. 

If you would like any more information, advice or support our advisers are available 24/7 on our Livechat or our helpline on 0808 8020 133. 

Keep posting and take care. 

Rebecca , 

Forum Admin. 

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Posted : 6th June 2020 10:30 am
Kevthekev40
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Hiya Kay

Your still young compared to a lot off people and if you can get on top of it now you'll have a good future ahead of you. I'm a problem gambler and lost a lot off money playing roulette for just 1 hour the point is my Life and my families is suffering I'm sat here waiting on a church dropping me some food off how sad and embarrassing is that. Please stop gambling and enjoy your life

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Posted : 6th June 2020 1:24 pm
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