Back after a few relapses but this time I am done Forever. I gambled for 20 hours in one day. Skybet wasn’t concerned I had gambled for 20 hours. Something need to be done with bookmakers. Scary for me to think the bookmakers won’t be happy until they have all our money. If I don’t give up I am going to lose everything. I am happy when not gambling. As soon as I hit the bet bottom nothing else matters in life. I must give up or going to lose the best wife anyone could ask for. You can never beat the bookie. All help would be much appreciated folks. I need to finally take myself away from this destruction or I will not be able to recover from this. I am a compulsive gambler with no control. No matter how hard I try I always end up back here.
It struck a chord reading this I also spent similar hours untill I lost all my rent and bill money. Do you gamble online if so make sure you get gamstop can not recommend it enough just out your details in and sign up for 5 years.
Other people have found having gambling blocking software such as gamban helpful, others have bank accounts that dont allow gambling transactions.
I gambled online thought I learnt my lesson then would relapse again and again untill I got gamstop. If you go into local bookies could you ask to self exclude..give access of your money to others ?
You need to get as many blocks and limit access. Maybe speak to gamcare about counselling is there a deep rooted cause or could you find something else to do with your time or save money for
I know it's all easier said than done but gamstop has definitely helped me and was the easiest thing to sign up for.
Theres a chatroom at 8pm why not pop in
Gamstop all the way! I also signed up to SENSE for walk-in casinos.
I certainly don’t miss the all day and night sessions. It was a rollercoaster ride being down then up, reverse withdrawals, losing it all, depositing more then losing the lot and wondering why you didn’t quit whilst you were ahead.
Sorry to hear that you are where you are .
FIRSTLY buy a s**t phone forget owning a smart phone . stops betting via mobiles at a stroke . secondly get Gamstop on your devices . i actually lost a booking at a casino last week as they could not even email me to say they wanted me to work . as in present some awards . i passed the gig anyway once they actually contacted myself .
Hi, a year ago I was losing £500 a week on online slots. I absolutely loved bridesmaids. I worked very hard Monday to Friday then ran around Saturday morning doing all my chores ready for 1pm when it was time to go upstairs with my bottle of wine and beer and start my online gaming fun. I lay there until 8pm only going to the toilet and popping downstairs for crisps. Everytime I'd go downstairs I was either happy (I was up) or grumpy (I was well down) I fed my partner and child chicken nuggets so I could indulge all day on my gambling. I lived for it. Couldn't wait. I played Thurs Friday and the weekend until I had no more money left. Banned myself from all sites but then found other sites to lose money! Until last November when my partner had a heart attack and a bypass. It all came to an end. My drinking stopped (As I was caring for him) and we had no money spare as I lost work. From that moment on my life changed. I am paying off all the debt I built up (15k)and although I still have urges now and again I come on here and it helps me. I used to think life would be so boring without gambling and how would I cope without it now I realise I was being used and tormented into spending so much money.. I would now be around 40k richer if I hadn't have started but now i am over it and wish others could do it too.. life is amazing without gambling.. luck everyone x
Wow guys thanks so much for the support. I have gamstop in place and gamban on my phone. Sometimes you think you are all alone but deep down once you talk about it, there is so many more people struggling out there. At first I thought it was me then I have realised I have an illness I need to treat. The bookie always wins. Time to get a hold of my life again and start feeling good about myself instead of my mood being controlled by a good win. Been keeping busy and stay GF. Stay strong folks never be defeated by this horrid demon.
Hi Claire, thank you for your kind words of support. I have to agree with you there, I am 8 days GF now and the past 8 days has made me realise how much time I have spent gambling and how much money I have now with not gambling. It’s been a hard lesson to me that no matter how hard I try I cannot control my gambling. I am a compulsive gambler and can never gamble in anyway. The person I had become I didn't even know anymore and I didn’t even want to be around anymore. The lies to gamble and cover up all the loses. I feel free again. First in a long time. Stay busy and focused never gives in.
Day 12 GF. Every day I feel stronger I can beat this horrid addiction. The last 12 days I have been back to myself. Not beating myself up about any loses that have accrued. I have enjoyed being around myself again which is the most important thing. I am sure during my heavy gambling spells, I was making myself ill and suffering forming signs of depression. I was putting myself in these places. Keeping busy and taking my mind of things helps massively. I can’t repair the past but not going to let it affective my future. I am a compulsive gambler and cannot gamble in anyway.