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.