Anyone ever been? I'm going to start going twice a week I think and let my Mom look after my bank account, lost too much overall. My Mom will screw when she finds out how much I've lost but gambling addiction can be a horrible thing, I'm sure she will understand.
Only thing I will bet on is Horse Racing, can't give up following and betting on the Horses. No point in saying I will give it up because watching Cheltenham next year and not betting at all would be hard, the only thing I can say I'm in profit from too.
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Apr 13, 12 at 9:11am
Yeah cheers I might do. I just look at it all differently now, it is quite hard to explain, before I was betting on anything, stuff I didn't have a clue on. Since then I have backed a few Horses at Aintree this week and also got a bet on Liverpool/Everton tomorrow, just because I'm going to watch it.
Obviously more to life than betting on Football teams that you can barely pronounce their name and that kind of stuff was taking over my life. Worst thing was that I went on an amazing run in December and made about £1000, I think that was where I seriously thought I could make money from Football betting and started to take it all seriously. That pretty much was my downfall, I put lots of research into my bets at Cheltenham and won about £200 overall, that £200 was gone within 2 days I think. Haven't got a session for a few weeks anyway.
Nice betting more controlled with £5-10 anyway, so much more relaxing, haha.
Apr 13, 12 at 4:26am
have a word with marinese boxer iirc as he had some issues with it all too.
good luck with it.
Apr 13, 12 at 3:23am
I think control is definitely the main thing when it comes to gambling. Most of us will probably have chased losses and ended up losing more than we would've otherwise lost. I agree with the comment on the number at the top of the screen not seeming like actual money too, which is very dangerous.
All the best though, mate. Sounds like you're on the right track!
Apr 12, 12 at 7:37pm
Very good mate thanks, it is pretty basic stuff they do really but it helps a lot, it has helped me see the light once and for all anyway. Betting everyday like I was on Football teams I didn't have a clue about wasn't only losing me lots of money but it also had a big impact on my life as a whole, socially more than anything.
Still betting on the Horses, got a few bets for tomorrow at Aintree. Just feel a lot more controlled and laid back with my gambling now.
Got another session next Thursday, will keep this updated!
How did you get on, buddy?
Apr 04, 12 at 8:13am
I went for counselling today and on the assessment I got 11, most people she said get 20+ and that was the first under 15 in three months, shows how bad some people are as the questions were pretty grim. I basically said that when I bet on Football I chase money back if I lose but not with Horses (which I don't). However, if I lose on Horses I will bet on the Football to get my money back, so in a way I kind of do chase on the Horses.
She suggested I get my Mom to look after my bank accounts anyway and then if I want to back a Horse then I can ask her for the money and I will back it. If it loses then I will have no money left to bet with so I can't chase anyway even if I feel like it.
Personally I think I can still gamble, I have lost quite a lot of money (4k) but that doesn't mean it is dangerous for me to gamble. I started chasing when I lost a few hundred and it basically went horribly wrong, resulting in me losing a few grand. I can't be allowed to chase though, which is why I simply can't be in control of my money.
Got another session next Thursday, will keep this updated!
Apr 02, 12 at 11:36pm
i suffered from clinical depression last year due to death of my uncle blady blady blaaa, and i'd always liked a bet, but due to feeling low and having nothing i'd gamble everyday just for a 'buzz'.
i didn't care about losing winning, it just give me a thrill, also started smoking, basically just anything to give me a rush of excitement. i realised i was addicted when i found myself leaving the house everyday to go and sit in the bookies for hour, two with like 30 quid and come home if i was lucky with a third of that.
i did what you did and gave my mum my bank card, told her i had a problem and needed help. i got depression counselling and it sorted out my addictive tendancies to feel worthwhile, and now i have my bank account with quite a bit of money in it, but only have the one football bet a week.
the main thing is wanting to stop, feeling guilty and dirty was my main reason, hope you can do it too.
Apr 02, 12 at 8:55pm
Going to be hard giving up Horses but thanks for the support guys, I will let you all know how I get on and what the sessions are like and stuff. I will see anyway, the only way it could work I think is if I let my Mom look after my finances but give me money to bet with when it is like Cheltenham/Ascot etc.
Apr 02, 12 at 3:02pm
Sorry to hear it Dan. It's a weird thing, but it clearly seems like gambling isn't for you at all because (and I know this because I work in the industry) you will always revert to chasing losses/staking more than you should so what Dan says is right.
I just don't bet on other sports (darts an exception). I can't make a good enough judgement.
If you're losing what you're winning from the sport you know, onto sports you know f*ck all about, you've just gotta stop. Don't even delude yourself into thinking you can just bet on the horses, it won't work mate. Get someone to look after your finances. Change bank card so that you can't deposit using your old one.
Trust me, you won't get out of the cycle otherwise. Best of luck.
Apr 02, 12 at 9:16am
Agree with online betting, my rent just went out and I'd deposited about £20 this weekend which I couldn't really afford.
Got a big win so got away with it BUT it's still not an amount of money I can really afford to throw away (until loan day).
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