OtherGround Forums lost $3.5k today

10/18/20 9:41 PM
9/30/09
Posts: 10829
cantuna4u -

Just don't gamble anymore. 

Wow. U should be teaching at a university. I’m sure that never crossed his mind. Smh. 

10/18/20 9:53 PM
3/4/03
Posts: 9786

OP, I’ve been in gamblers anonymous for just over 9 years. If you want to y’all send me a message. 

10/18/20 10:01 PM
3/28/11
Posts: 111
Jones right nostril -
Isaac Fookin' Nootin - 
Jones right nostril -
Kirik - 
HillboFrateTrane - 

Gambling is probably the most insidious and evil form of addiction out there. There are no direct physical side effects, especially if you’re gambling legally. You can pull the financial security and future out from under your family in a single night. 

Nobody ever looks like they’re having any fun when they gamble like that. 


That was perfectly put. Every ad for "gaming" shows people smiling, but instead, as you noted, people look grim.


It's awesome when winning. But the adrenaline of a win is what makes it so bad when you lose. Two extremes.

I'm confident i'll get control of this eventually, just hope its sooner rather than later. The positive thing is that i'm not in debt, and my credit rating is the shits so no one will give me credit.

Don't gamble kids. It really has ruined my life. But Im young enough that I can recover. Im only 31.

You've admitted you're already 10+ years deep at this point.

You have $39 in your account after losing $3500, and can't even wait till Thursday for payday. You just bet your last $39.

I wager you're "confident" when placing your bets as well. Look how well that's worked out for you.


Yep im basically at rock bottom.

Hence the thread. I know no one really gives a shit but whatevs.

I too work in the casino business. I’m on the regulatory side of things, if you need resources or information for problem gambling let me know. This shit touches so many people. 

Edited: 10/18/20 10:01 PM
8/16/12
Posts: 5121

Bro don’t chase the losses. Just write off what you have lost. It’s not coming back.

Just make it a thing where you play on your birthday,;,but give yourself a big budget.

What I do is play 3k on my birthday in September and fly to Vegas. Stay for 3 full days, get a rental car, chill and play mostly poker, as the house odds don’t apply. I play maybe 500$ on bj/slots/tables.
 

Don’t stop gambling; just do it once, maybe twice a year 

10/18/20 10:02 PM
3/28/11
Posts: 112
Zeekman -

Bro don’t chase the losses. Just write off what you have lost. It’s not coming back.

Just make it a thing where you play on your birthday,;,but give yourself a big budget.

What I do is play 3k on my birthday in September and fly to Vegas. Stay for 3 full days, get a rental car, chill and play mostly poker, as the house odds don’t apply. I play maybe 500$ on bj/slots/tables.
 

Don’t stop gambling; just do it once, maybe twice a year 

This is horrible advice, please don’t take it if you have a gambling problem and want it under control. 

10/18/20 10:03 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 14122
psychosphere - 

OP, I’ve been in gamblers anonymous for just over 9 years. If you want to y’all send me a message. 


Pm sent

10/18/20 10:03 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 14123
jwc_29 - 
Zeekman -

Bro don’t chase the losses. Just write off what you have lost. It’s not coming back.

Just make it a thing where you play on your birthday,;,but give yourself a big budget.

What I do is play 3k on my birthday in September and fly to Vegas. Stay for 3 full days, get a rental car, chill and play mostly poker, as the house odds don’t apply. I play maybe 500$ on bj/slots/tables.
 

Don’t stop gambling; just do it once, maybe twice a year 

This is horrible advice, please don’t take it if you have a gambling problem and want it under control. 


What could possibly go wrong?

10/18/20 10:16 PM
10/1/02
Posts: 9205

Should have given me 4 grand. I'll give you a virtually risk free, 10 - 20% APR. You can't get that anywhere.

10/18/20 10:32 PM
3/28/11
Posts: 113
Josh -
jwc_29 - 
Zeekman -

Bro don’t chase the losses. Just write off what you have lost. It’s not coming back.

Just make it a thing where you play on your birthday,;,but give yourself a big budget.

What I do is play 3k on my birthday in September and fly to Vegas. Stay for 3 full days, get a rental car, chill and play mostly poker, as the house odds don’t apply. I play maybe 500$ on bj/slots/tables.
 

Don’t stop gambling; just do it once, maybe twice a year 

This is horrible advice, please don’t take it if you have a gambling problem and want it under control. 


What could possibly go wrong?

ha, only... everything. 

10/18/20 10:40 PM
8/16/12
Posts: 5127
jwc_29 -
Zeekman -

Bro don’t chase the losses. Just write off what you have lost. It’s not coming back.

Just make it a thing where you play on your birthday,;,but give yourself a big budget.

What I do is play 3k on my birthday in September and fly to Vegas. Stay for 3 full days, get a rental car, chill and play mostly poker, as the house odds don’t apply. I play maybe 500$ on bj/slots/tables.
 

Don’t stop gambling; just do it once, maybe twice a year 

This is horrible advice, please don’t take it if you have a gambling problem and want it under control. 

I want to agree with you but if you can control certain impulses, it might make it better Over time.

10/19/20 7:20 AM
9/24/18
Posts: 3801
boxing wiz - 

OP, Gambling is a very destructive addiction, you know this. I have worked in casino's for the past 20 years. I have seen just about everything that can be seen. I have seen so many happy people start out just having fun playing on a night out that led to them playing everyday, and ended with them divorced, broke and financially and moraly bankrupt. It is always the same progression. Losing triggers bigger emotions than winning which makes it that much worse. Try to find help before you end up in real trouble. Good luck.


Thanks. I'm definitely feeling like I am having that watershed moment that may point me in the right direction. The last 24 hours has just been non-stop reflection of the last 8-10 years. So much regret. I've never talked about this to anyone, so even just creating this thread has been a bit theraputic.

I threw away a relationship about 4 years ago because I got caught multiple times blowing my whole bank account gambling. She was right to leave me and in hindsight i'm glad she did. Sucks for me but I only have myself to blame. I would have hated to destroy her life.

Anyone on here suffered like I am right now with this but was able to beat it and come out of it ok?
10/19/20 7:36 AM
9/28/20
Posts: 96
Jones right nostril -
boxing wiz - 

OP, Gambling is a very destructive addiction, you know this. I have worked in casino's for the past 20 years. I have seen just about everything that can be seen. I have seen so many happy people start out just having fun playing on a night out that led to them playing everyday, and ended with them divorced, broke and financially and moraly bankrupt. It is always the same progression. Losing triggers bigger emotions than winning which makes it that much worse. Try to find help before you end up in real trouble. Good luck.


Thanks. I'm definitely feeling like I am having that watershed moment that may point me in the right direction. The last 24 hours has just been non-stop reflection of the last 8-10 years. So much regret. I've never talked about this to anyone, so even just creating this thread has been a bit theraputic.

I threw away a relationship about 4 years ago because I got caught multiple times blowing my whole bank account gambling. She was right to leave me and in hindsight i'm glad she did. Sucks for me but I only have myself to blame. I would have hated to destroy her life.

Anyone on here suffered like I am right now with this but was able to beat it and come out of it ok?

If this thread makes you feel better, get to a meeting. Just go. It’s not an insurmountable task after you take first steps. Go to a meeting. You aren’t starting recovery until you go.

10/19/20 7:46 AM
3/4/03
Posts: 9788
Bignightmare2 -
Jones right nostril -
boxing wiz - 

OP, Gambling is a very destructive addiction, you know this. I have worked in casino's for the past 20 years. I have seen just about everything that can be seen. I have seen so many happy people start out just having fun playing on a night out that led to them playing everyday, and ended with them divorced, broke and financially and moraly bankrupt. It is always the same progression. Losing triggers bigger emotions than winning which makes it that much worse. Try to find help before you end up in real trouble. Good luck.


Thanks. I'm definitely feeling like I am having that watershed moment that may point me in the right direction. The last 24 hours has just been non-stop reflection of the last 8-10 years. So much regret. I've never talked about this to anyone, so even just creating this thread has been a bit theraputic.

I threw away a relationship about 4 years ago because I got caught multiple times blowing my whole bank account gambling. She was right to leave me and in hindsight i'm glad she did. Sucks for me but I only have myself to blame. I would have hated to destroy her life.

Anyone on here suffered like I am right now with this but was able to beat it and come out of it ok?

If this thread makes you feel better, get to a meeting. Just go. It’s not an insurmountable task after you take first steps. Go to a meeting. You aren’t starting recovery until you go.

I agree. While it’s good to begin talking about it the best help will come from others who understand what it’s like and have shared your experiences. My first GA meeting provided me some comfort in knowing that I am not alone in this and help is available. If you need help locating a meeting or want to talk, pm me.