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J.D
 J.D
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Hi all,

As much out of curioisty as anything else I wondered how many people on here work within the gambling industry?. I have had bad gambling problems in the past and luckily after good help generally things are better now.  I have had my slip-ups and even one fairly recently where I tried financial markets spread betting making myself believe they weren't betting like I did on sports.  Of course it was just me trying to convince myself and it ended badly.  But as I say generally it does not cause me too many problems now which I am so happy about.

I have for over 20 years worked in some form or another in the industry itself. I work for an online bookmaker currently.  I don't think this helps with possible temptation being around it and people talking about it etc at work.  But at the same time I can also feel guilty too working on that side of it. Am I being hypocritical maintaining a job in that field, I don't know.  Of course though I need a job (more than ever just at the moment) and moving to different industries has proved problematic.  And of course, when my gambling was at its worse and debt was a huge issue I needed a job and regular pay.

I just wondered if any other forum users also worked within the industry and their thoughts about it. I have tried to think about alternate careers and had the odd interview and failed. It is not easy.

Take care everyone.

 

JD

This topic was modified 1 month ago by J.D
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Posted : 29th May 2020 11:20 am
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Hello  J.D, welcome to the GamCare forum.

Sorry there's not been any responses on your post so far, but this is a topic that does come up every so often. I've had a look around and found a few previous posts from people in a similar position to yourself. I hope you find these helpful.

https://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/recovery-diaries/betting-shop-manager-recovery-diary/#post-101698

https://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/overcoming-problem-gambling/betting-shop-employee-with-gambling-problem/#post-120764

https://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/overcoming-problem-gambling/working-in-the-gambling-industry/#post-122081

https://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/new-members-intros-forum/working-in-the-industry/#post-1934875

Glad to hear that you feel gambling is not so much of a problem for you now, but if you ever do feel like you need a bit of a support, or just to talk through your feelings about it, we're here on the HelpLine, 24/7. You can contact us on 0808 8020 133 or by Livechat.

Best wishes,

Deirdre
Forum Admin

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