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  • Dave_McCoy 5 Sep 2010 04:06:55 2,771 posts
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    I assume you're just a casino man? I work in a bookies and it's rather depressing the amount of money some people can waste.

    I sit there and seeth that these people can keep throwing money over the counter. If I wasted half as much as some of my punters I wouldn't be paying the rent. Where the fuck do they find the money?

    Some might as well come through my door, give me all the money in their pockets, I'll give them a kick in the cobblers and they can go home. I've basically condensed a couple of hours 'joy' into 2 minutes there and they can go do something more interesting.
  • warlockuk 5 Sep 2010 07:11:22 19,134 posts
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    On the other hand if they didn't come in, you'd not be able to pay your rent.

    They have the whole experience, including the thrill that they could win. Even not winning is enjoyable for a lot of 'em.

    It is quite depressing how much money some people can spend though... I've seen people play slots at hundreds of pounds a go. There are people who go from 20 grand down to 10 grand up, back to being down again like a yoyo - in one day; it's quite scary from both sides of the fence.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • warlockuk 5 Sep 2010 07:12:03 19,134 posts
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    Oh, and obligatory Gamcare link

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Dave_McCoy 5 Sep 2010 12:59:49 2,771 posts
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    I do get the whe thrill part of it Warlock. To be honest I'm on about a token few that I see every day that just have to bet. You can tell they don't seem to enjoy it, it's just become habit.
  • Load_2.0 31 Mar 2011 17:29:37 18,948 posts
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    Well thats a lie. I just emptied an ISA to try and reverse the damage of Feb and March.

    Friday is going to be good or very bad.
  • coda 31 Mar 2011 17:31:47 1,868 posts
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    LionheartDJH wrote:
    This movie might cheer you up a tiny bit.

    On the topic of films about gambling, here's one of my person favourites.
  • spindizzy 31 Mar 2011 18:22:04 6,428 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    Well thats a lie. I just emptied an ISA to try and reverse the damage of Feb and March.

    Friday is going to be good or very bad.

    Christ.

    Um, good luck I guess, but it really does seem (from reading this thread) that you should get some help mate.
  • ronuds 31 Mar 2011 18:27:46 21,788 posts
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    At least he gives himself a limit.
  • alexc7496 31 Mar 2011 18:34:02 1,777 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    Well thats a lie. I just emptied an ISA to try and reverse the damage of Feb and March.

    Friday is going to be good or very bad.

    Jesus what you got on Friday?

    I used to; well still have a gambling problem. Started with just the odd 5 on the footie on the weekend, this changed to 50, 100 and the 1,000's. I have prob lost in all about 20,000 on gambling and I am left picking up the damage to this day with debts. I would lose more and more, chase my losses, lose and then do a balance transfer into my account from a credit card and start again. Did this for about 3 x years solid, had some good wins but you always go back and lose more and you will never beat house.

    When I look back now all I can do is laugh otherwise I would cry. I remember just putting a 1,500 on a footie match, loosing, chucking another 1,500 on any random sport like ice-hockey and I would just pick a team at 2/1 to make my money back, madness. Thing is when you're addicted you lose all sense of reality. If I won I was happy, going shopping, treating my family and going for meals out thinking that I was the big man and could give up work because this was a cheap way to life your life, but, when I lost I just used to lock myself away, treat my family like crap and be a total cunt basically. I hated myself.

    I came clean to my Wife last year and have been good ever since, been to the odd meeting but they bring you down and I didn't want to do that. The Gamecare website is good, just reading the stories alone gives me enough reason to never go back, too much to lose.

    Anyway gambling is good fun, if you're in control and have a budget buy my advise would always be if you think it's a problem it more than likely is otherwise you wouldn't think that!!

    Good luck all.
  • LionheartDJH 31 Mar 2011 19:01:49 19,359 posts
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    coda wrote:
    LionheartDJH wrote:
    This movie might cheer you up a tiny bit.

    On the topic of films about gambling, here's one of my person favourites.

    Not seen that one, looks quite good, cheers for flagging it up :)

    I've seen Rounders, 21 and Color of Money, all of which I quite enjoyed with Rounders being my favourite.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • Dougs 19 Jun 2012 14:56:34 66,727 posts
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    Here's as good a place as any. Frankel just won the Queen Anne by 11 lengths, at odds of 1/10. Crikey.
  • warlockuk 19 Jun 2012 15:00:30 19,134 posts
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    Congrats to Alex for coming clean and managing his problem - Gamcare really have great advice for managing the hobby so it stays a hobby and doesn't become a problem.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Dougs 19 Jun 2012 15:03:05 66,727 posts
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    In hindsight, not the best thread to bump. :-/ Apologies for any bad memories dragged up.
  • cheeky_prawnking 19 Jun 2012 15:07:30 4,281 posts
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    Just watched frankel, was bloody awesome, also had a bet on excelebration who came in a distant second.
  • Load_2.0 19 Jun 2012 15:16:45 18,948 posts
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    Haha no probs!
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