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I Hate Gambling

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    Gambling is surely for either the absolute genius or the absolute retarded. If you are neither of these...just dont bother, you'll lose.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 9, 2009

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    i'm addicted, i was off it

    for 4 months and feeling good about myself,but now iv'e relapsed,and i'm feeling miserable!! i ruined my life through gambling.i dont know what to do sometimes, it's like it takes a hold of me, and i cant seem to control it!! it depresses me.i go into these gambling dens feeling...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    If you want to stop gambling then make a

    decision not to and take it one day at a time. Changing behaviors does not come from waving a magic wand or some other other miracle. Nope, changing behavior comes from making a decision, plain and simple. Lastly, always remember that the definition of insanity is repeating...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Gambling A Depressing Hobby

                       since i was a kid i always gamble in small ways,it started with small amount of money...it started to get more frequent because i like the thrill whenever my bet is on the line,it feels good..Then when i started to have a job sometimes i lost all of...
    zenki0817 zenki0817 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    Gambling Has Ruined My Relationship

    My sig. other is a gambler.  I have lost nearly all of the love I have for him, because of his gambling.  It wasn't so bad when he was working also.  At least then, he was gambling his own money away.  For the last two years, he's not been working...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F 8 Responses May 2, 2007

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    Who Can Help When You Feel Alone

    Hi , il try to get this to make senseiv been gambling pretty much full time for 5 or 6 + years , i dont even want to know how much iv lost im guessing it would be over 100 k due to week after week of going and blowing sometimes my whole pay packet and other times most if not all...
    makeitstop76 makeitstop76 31-35 2 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    I Hate Gambling..

     My dad was a huge gambler when I was young. He told me he started when I was born, just a.. weakness of his. And then he just kept going. I didn't really know until that one time.. My dad got sick, and I mean REALLY sick and he just couldn't go to work anymore. A few months...
    darkcrimsonredrose darkcrimsonredrose 16-17 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Casinos Area A Scam...

    Casinos are big scammers. Sure you win (sometimes) but then you keep playing and lose all your winnings. I've seen it a lot by watching people. I control what I gamble because I just do it for fun but it can get addicting if you are not careful. I don't go much anymore...
    iepo iepo 51-55 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    Love & Hate The Casinos I Need Guidance Please Help Me

      My name is Scott. 32 years of age and always enjoyed the casinos for entertainment and the people. I was a dealer for 3 years also a while back. I love the game but like everyone, I hate hate to fork over money or blow it. Last night my buddy and I went to the...
    Bordens47 Bordens47 31-35 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    I Hate Gambling

    Hi I too had a gambling problem that I battled for 15 years but I now consider myself to be in remission. I have an entry in The  "messenger make the front page competition" please go to the website click on galleries type in nannasharon and my entry will come up then if you...
    nannasharonmorph nannasharonmorph 51-55 Nov 3, 2011

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    Especially Lottery...

    This afternoon, my mother and i drove to the lottery shop in a nearby mall because my mother wants to buy number, it is saturday and obviously the turnout would be high like casting a vote. I sigh heavily at her and shake my head for this with discontent and disagreement. My...
    regieJR regieJR 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    I Wonder Where He Is

    Well, yesterday evening he came home from work.  He had the rest of the rent money.  Good.  Well, I get up this morning and he's gone.  After almost two hours, I decide to call his brother.  No, he hasn't seen him.  There were no calls...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2007

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    Used to Be Addicted

    I used to be hooked on fruit machines for a while. My mum still is and has been for years. I haven't had a HUGE problem with it but I did sometimes spend upto a hundred a day in them. My mum has spend a grand in a day!!! It really annoys me because she never buys herself any...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2007

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    Blindsided

    I knew my husband gambled (slot machines) and tried to talk to him many times over the years and got a stony "I know what I am doing response"  I worked three years past retirement to max out my 401K.  In August , he finally handed over his credit cards to me...
    stilltrying stilltrying 66-70 5 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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    Hate It

    Grew up in Vegas, and I can count on two hand, in decades, that I gambled and expected to win. I simply expected to lose. That is not normal. I believe I was just punishing myself for whatever good fortune I had had. Sick and twisted but true. Didn't think I deserved any money I...
    5bfree 5bfree 41-45, M Dec 31, 2012

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    Mr. P.o. At Indain Gaming

    all Americans are too be equal, so if a Indian gets a casino so should I.  So shut down all Indian and bar casinos!
    terradog2005 terradog2005 46-50 Dec 5, 2011

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    The Casino S The Devil...

    i will say , i hate the casino for many reasons , the first one is it will eventually ruin a relationship with the one you love . i have spoke till i am blue in the face about this issue but no one will listen , yes this is an addiction just like a drug , but there is help but...
    erwinjason1 erwinjason1 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I Hate Gamblin Because

    Started gamblin recently and it has been incredebly desstructive. i ve lost all my savings, had to sell alot of my posessions. and now feel depressed. started playing online blackjack and have lost around 4,000 euro. i have sought professional help for addiction and am now...
    LaurenXdeville LaurenXdeville 26-30 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    Gambling Problem

    I hate gambling , because it seems like an endless waste of time with no end in sight.  It consumes every aspect of your life and destroys everything you work so hard to attain.  It is as bad as being a crack head, because you are always looking for that next HIGH!!!
    lexus12 lexus12 41-45 2 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    Gambling

    Gambling,Not worth it,I've seen what it can do,Hate it,Could never,I often wonder,What's in the mind,Of those who do?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 24, 2012

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    Why Mum...?

    My Mum had a gambling addiction. I didn't know about it at the time, only two years ago when she admitted to me she was in £25,000 of gambling debt from five years before.It shook the foundations of our family and even now I still see the cracks.I never knew about 'gamcare' and...
    TrueWolf TrueWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2011

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    Boring And Useless

    I don't hate gambling because of anybody in my life being addicted to it. I hate it because it's a boring, awful waste of time and money. I don't understand the attraction to it. The games aren't even fun. People are wasting their money to press a ******* button over and over. It...
    PsychoBarbieDoll PsychoBarbieDoll 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    I won! I finally removed the ties

    that bound me to him.. My ex who was a gambler. It went back and forth for over a year since i wrote my goodbye letter to him. I never sent it. But it was a release on EP. It was so tough to get him to stop trying to be with me. I realised he is not just addicted to gambling. He...
    lovehappinessmusic lovehappinessmusic 22-25, F May 15

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    Gambling Is A Awful Addition

    I started about 10 years ago but lately its been worse.  I gambling money I dont have I am stupid.  I know that all the money I spend i could buy nice things but I still do it.  Whats wrong with me.  I stopped for about a month but now its like full blown again.  I am going...
    lgermain lgermain 46-50 3 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    My Boyfriend Says He Will Stop Gambling???

    I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years. He moved in with me until we got in a huge fight about his gambling. He moved out and shortly later we worked some issues out and thought it was pointless to pay rent when he could be helping me. He moved back in and things are no...
    ppa2 ppa2 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    Deeply Saddend By It

    i hate gambling because of all the sad stories i have heard, i find these people don't deserve to go through the troubles and the experience. i grieve for them. it is worse than being killed. so i have quit 5 days ago. i hate gambling, wish this bug never was. you can't beat the...
    mahmah mahmah 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2012

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    I have a new born christian friends

    and she keep telling me about her broken marriage. In short, she is now with her second husband, a violent behaviour. Unchristian man. And she told me that she is in love with someone who she called a ex gambler.She baptism him and tried to settle all his debt(around 40.000...
    alicelynn alicelynn 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I have lived in communities

    where people's lives have been ruined by gambling. The essential element on gambling is that it is a contractual activity.I would never gamble in case somebody's life was ruined by my sharing in it.It also encourages great selfishness.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Mar 8, 2014

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    I Despise It

    There is nothing good about it, I don't care what anyone says.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    I hate gambling because it destroyed my

    marriage, health, and happiness. My husband is a recovering addict. We have been married for decades and thanks to him, it also ruined our retirement. I will never be able to retire and I am so tired of working! I am in my late 50's and I am not one bit thrilled that I will...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 5

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