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Postby NewLife2017 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:17 am

I continue to receive promotional material, fliers etc. These offers include $200 per week in player cash to play on a slot machine. The offers also include free cruises, dinners, concerts, trips, etc.
I have also been invited by a friend for a trip - all expenses paid to Las Vegas. I have foregone all of the offers, over the last two days giving up $300 in slot cash. I know that in the end I will have wasted my time, triggered my brain to gamble more, spend more than the "free" slot cash, the more being whatever money I have, hate myself and become depressed and anxious for days. I do not have the urge like I have in the past and I am asking myself, then what? what will really happen, what always eventually happens and what are the effects? The truth is the effects are more time hating myself, more time wasted, more time depressed and getting further and further away from any hope at recovery and sanity.

I have now blocked gambling friends (including the vegas offer friend) from my phone and throw away offers, when I call to request the mailings be stopped, they tell me I have to go in personally, yet another trick. I cannot face that so I will just throw away instantly until it tapers off and eventually ends.

I have hopes for the future with plans that are healthy and happy and do not want to mess it up. There is something about it being a new year 2019, that I don't want to dirty up the year with any gambling. It sure would be nice to have 2019 and beyond gamble free. I can do this, I can have a gamble free year/life.

I am actually amazed with all I have been through I am not dead or in jail, I am grateful I have a chance. I won't always have a chance if I go back to the risk of gambling away my life. It is a slow suicide, if it isn't a fast one.
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Re: Temptation

Postby Injamea » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:07 am

The offers do eventually stop. Unfortunately it varies. One casino took 3 years to stop sending me stuff. I am as hopeful as you are in making 2019 a good year. Unfortunately I have already failed myself this year. I am having a very hard time with my addiction and overcoming it. Any suggestions?
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Re: Temptation

Postby RottenFish » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:03 pm

It's also very tempting when the casino increases the offers. For the next three months, the casino is offering me lavish penthouse suites 3 days a week, which includes weekends. I'm getting $700 free slot play per week. Free concert tickets. A free 9-day cruise. The offers go on and on and on.

I'm not even a Black card member and yet I'm getting all these great offers. I know a few elite members at my casino, and their offers outshine mine in every way.

Deep down inside I know this is not free. I am doing my best and ignoring all these offers.
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Re: Temptation

Postby 58gambling » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:35 pm

I have heard of gamblers who get "big" comps. I had a co-worker who once told me that he had a friend who was a big Vegas gambler who had a standing comp of airfare, hotel, and food anytime he wanted to go, along with his wife....Well, there were often times when his wife wouldn't or couldn't go, and he would ask the co-worker to join him and take advantage of the comps for 2 people.....This happened quite a few times over the years, and the last time he asked my co-worker, the answer was,(LOL), "Sorry, I just can't afford these "free" trips anymore."

Also, having been a gambler most of my life, I am very much unimpressed with the big comps others might tell me about; I see it as a testament to how big a loser the casino sees that gambler as....
In other words, the bigger and better the comps, the bigger the loser and losses they expect him to donate.....
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Re: Temptation

Postby RottenFish » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:31 am

58gambling wrote:I see it as a testament to how big a loser the casino sees that gambler as....
In other words, the bigger and better the comps, the bigger the loser and losses they expect him to donate.....


Very true. Because at the end of the day we are just losers. We only win when we stop gambling. It's easier to deal with when we tell ourselves the truth.
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Re: Temptation

Postby happy_bean » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:49 pm

listen to this...I was banned for life from my neighborhood casino about four and a half months ago. with a threat of arrest if I should return. Well to this day I still receive mailers from this same casino enticing me to go and gamble there...geesh, really?!
Marketing and security should open some lines of communication there. Never will I step foot inside that casino again and they can kiss my big fat assparagus.
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Re: Temptation

Postby Thenewcard » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:15 pm

NewLife2017 wrote:I continue to receive promotional material, fliers etc. These offers include $200 per week in player cash to play on a slot machine. The offers also include free cruises, dinners, concerts, trips, etc.
I have also been invited by a friend for a trip - all expenses paid to Las Vegas. I have foregone all of the offers, over the last two days giving up $300 in slot cash. I know that in the end I will have wasted my time, triggered my brain to gamble more, spend more than the "free" slot cash, the more being whatever money I have, hate myself and become depressed and anxious for days. I do not have the urge like I have in the past and I am asking myself, then what? what will really happen, what always eventually happens and what are the effects? The truth is the effects are more time hating myself, more time wasted, more time depressed and getting further and further away from any hope at recovery and sanity.

I have now blocked gambling friends (including the vegas offer friend) from my phone and throw away offers, when I call to request the mailings be stopped, they tell me I have to go in personally, yet another trick. I cannot face that so I will just throw away instantly until it tapers off and eventually ends.

I have hopes for the future with plans that are healthy and happy and do not want to mess it up. There is something about it being a new year 2019, that I don't want to dirty up the year with any gambling. It sure would be nice to have 2019 and beyond gamble free. I can do this, I can have a gamble free year/life.

I am actually amazed with all I have been through I am not dead or in jail, I am grateful I have a chance. I won't always have a chance if I go back to the risk of gambling away my life. It is a slow suicide, if it isn't a fast one.

Everything was written very hard when I read it, everything in my chest contracted and my breathing stopped. I hope you all are well.
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