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Steveo2029
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I tried Gamban but ended up deleting it my counsellor has suggested I sign up to gamstop. 
it sounds stupid writing it but I’m scared to sign up the thought of not being able to play slots for a minimum of 6 months is horrible even tho I know I can’t continue the way I am as i am not in control. 
I love gambling I love playing slots and the thought of not being able to play is depressing but I know I have to do it I’m just struggling take responsibility 

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Posted : 22nd July 2021 1:11 am
Jeano
(@jeano)

Just do it mate. If you're in this situation then gambling probably doesn't make you feel great either, right? If it worked out then you wouldn't be in counselling for it - it wouldn't be a problem. But it is a problem, for most people on this forum (including me). You won't regret it in the end. 

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Posted : 22nd July 2021 1:42 am
c43h
 c43h
(@c43h)

No one can help you with that but when you do decide to act responsibly you are on a path to claim back your dignity as a human being again and that is a price that no slot will ever payout.

Best

C

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Posted : 22nd July 2021 7:10 am
solent33
(@solent33)

Steveo, I recently closed my accounts 3 weeks ago, after a period of maybe 3 years playing slots & casino.

We all the know the allure and the almost too comfortable feeling of when we fire in that first bullet filled with anticipation. Then the heart wrenching feeling when all funds are gone, bleary eyed and waking up thinking what the hell happened.

I've put my urge to bed at the moment full well knowing that I cannot continue in this pattern of behaviour. There is so much out there in the world, having money in your pocket makes hopes and dreams much more achievable.

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Posted : 22nd July 2021 8:46 pm
Steveo2029
(@steveo2029)

thanks for messages. 
Im going to do it tomorrow waiting on a withdrawal of £20 as once again I’m in self inflicted poverty and that’s all I’ve got to live on for 10 days now. 
The only way I’m going to get out the mess I’m in is doing things that im not going to like and stopping Playing slots is only the start. Im a addict with 2 major addictions and I need to stop kidding myself that I could just use or gamble and take it or leave it and the only way is stop completely or I’ll keep slipping back 

 

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Posted : 22nd July 2021 10:58 pm
S.A
 S.A
(@s-687)

Hi... yes I totally relate to your thoughts. Your going through the process that all addicted gamblers go through... me very much included. You enjoy gambling but you don't enjoy losing.... and of course all gambling games are designed to keep you gambling and ultimately take all your money. As I have read elsewhere... "abstinence prevents you from hurting yourself"... Iv'e been hurting myself for decades. I don't want to hurt myself anymore.

Just sign up to Gamstop. Don't think about it anymore. Just do it.

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Posted : 23rd July 2021 9:15 am
Steveo2029
(@steveo2029)

I haven’t quite done it yet however I’ve took a break from every site I can use trustly with and got blocks on card. So I can use use daily free bonuses but I can’t deposit anything. 
Baby steps I guess however it’s a really big step for me especially after today. I got 5 free spins from w**********l bonus drop which I got xxx£ Which turned into £xxxx . I know it’s a complete fluke that it’s happened but instead of it giving me a false hope and to continue the status quo and subsequently loosing it all  as normal after cashing out that’s when I took breaks and made it impossible to deposit. Hopefully it’s a sign to stop on a win 

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Posted : 24th July 2021 1:03 am
S.A
 S.A
(@s-687)

Ditto the above.

Keep fighting the demons within

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