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I Had a Horrible Gambling Problem

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    I am writing this letter to myself today

    and would like to put it somewhere.... April 30, 2014 I am an addict. I finally said it. I have been telling myself the opposite ever since I first lost. Last night was the last night I will gamble…I spent all night gambling until I couldn’t take out any more money and...
    illiniguy illiniguy 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    Why Do I Do It?

    I am 33 years old and can not shake my gambling habbit, i can go months and months without doing it then a trigger switches and i will start again.  The problem is that i have a family (wife and 3 kids) and cant look them in the face when i do gamble.  I feel ashamed and...
    andyalexbuttle andyalexbuttle 31-35 6 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Out Of Control

    im 28 years old and have been gambling for about 8 years. i never thought it was much of a problem but now it definately is! i earn good money n blow it all in a day or so. its ruining my life n i need to stop asap.
    abwz abwz 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    Gambling Problem

    hi im male thirties uk , in my early twenties i worked for a bookmaker or betting shop i dont know what americans call them i dont even know if they have them, but they are shops u can go in to and place bets i think americans call them wagers on horses football basically...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    I am Indonesian and 23 now.

    I just had a bad day AGAIN! Last Monday I just lost 4 million rupiah and it took all my savings as you know 4 million rupiah is considered a lot of money here. I'm currently addicted with casino online bet. Last week I lsot 4 million and the day I lost all my money, I've swear...
    tommytirta tommytirta 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    One Bad Addiction

    I have a gambling problem it's been around 2 years. I find myself going to the gameroom everyday. I wake up thinking about the slot machines. But my brothers and sister goes as well too. When I try not to think about the slot machines they call me and tell me how much they won...
    thickone39 thickone39 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    have got a bad gambling problem

    and want to know if anyone has had help ie therapy or any other method that has worked. Ive been gambling since I was 16 now at 63 am worse than ever due to online casino and sports betting. Its so easy even when you win to give it back. Im lucky to have a very understanding...
    lucyscho lucyscho 61-65 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    I Am A Gambling Addict

    I first started gambling when I was 18 years old. I used to go into the bookies with my ex boyfriend and play the roulette machine. I used to win sometimes and lose sometimes, nothing major... At first. After a few months of going into the bookie every Saturday I started...
    SpinQueenLoser SpinQueenLoser 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Over the Worst Now Hopefully

    im now 34 and have been gambling since I was 15 or so.Started off when I went into the bookies with my brother on a Saturday and my first bet ever was a  €1 bet on a 50/1 shot which romped home.Sounds unbelievable but true!   It progresed to €5 bets on...
    watford watford 31-35 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Gotta Hit Bottom Before You Can Come Back

    Everyone who has a bad gambling problem has to hit bottom before they can begin recovery.  Everyone's bottom is different.  When it hits, it is unforgettable and personal.  I would hope no one else has to lose everything to get to the bottom like I had to.  It...
    RICKOB57 RICKOB57 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2006

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    Just One More Time

    i have a gambling problem.  i can finally say i am a compulsive gambler.  i went to my first meeting on tues and came home and cried.  i didn't want to be like them, i wanted the meeting to go bad, to feel like i didn't belong, to be ignored from all their cliques...
    sunnyblues sunnyblues 36-40 8 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Gambling Is The Root Of All Evil!!!

      I hate gambling. I hate when I leave this place with no money in my bank account and hoping to win my losses back. Gambling is not mentioned specifically in the Bible. I know it’s a sin.  It leaves me with a guilty conscience, disharmony, and lack of joy. When I suffer, I...
    msmichelle7777 msmichelle7777 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    Fruit Machines

    As a child my mum would often take me and my brother to the arcade so she could go on the fruit machines...I loved it. I loved all the lights and pressing the buttons. They fascinated me. Often she would give me and my brother some money to try and have a go ourselves. We would...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    Everyone Has Their Rock Bottom... Today Is Mine

    I am 29 years old. I have a awesome job that I've dreamed of having since I was a child. Now this dream is turning into a nightmare. Its only been one year since I've been addicted to gambling and today I want and pray for it to end. In one year I've lost twenty thousand dollars...
    jrockneedshelp jrockneedshelp 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Age 23, $53,000 In Debt From Gambling

    The reason I came to this site was to just get this off my chest.  Thank you in advance for reading.  If you saw me growing up, it wouldn't be hard to tell that I would grow up to love gambling.  As a kid I enjoyed betting other kids on everything, buying raffle tickets to...
    CasinoKidd CasinoKidd 22-25, M 14 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    Trying To Quit Again

    hello, i had a horrible gambling problem for about 3 years, it has been a year since i decided to actively try and get support through an online site. i got myself banned from the areas close by, and some places i am not even sure if i am banned at them or not, so i don't go...
    mahmah mahmah 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Still Do!!!

    it really makes me want to cry!!! i mean i have had a gambling problem since about 8 years ago, and i have been to counselling before, and it did help me, but then about 4 years ago, when my dad fell ill and eventually passed away, i used it again as my only means of escape from...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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