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Postby yahoocoau » Tue May 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Hi All
here again :(

I am suffering with sports betting addiction and have lost about xx. I was up xx but then lost everything in a week and xx on top of it. I thought I was always in control but this time I don't understand what happened to me! I think I have a problem and I want to tell you guys that I want to give up. I have self excluded and registered with gamestop just now. I have lost so many bets by a point or a goal not given etc etc..it feels like someone is watching and not letting me win! lol. I just want to end this. Hopefully writing about it will help I think. Please let me know if coming regularly on to the forum would help? I have not told my wife about it and this is the only secret. I just want to clear the debt and never go back to betting again ever! please help me guys
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Re: here again..big relapse :(((

Postby 58gambling » Tue May 07, 2019 4:56 pm

You have accomplished the first step in hopefully quitting your gambling problem by recognizing it and admitting it. The hard part is acquiring and effecting real resolve in your mind to never do it again. We all regret it when we suffer gambling losses and tell ourselves we've got to quit. However, as time passes, it seems easy to forget the pain and misery it caused. I am sorry that your wife doesn't know about this, because you are betraying the trust which a marriage is supposed to be built on. What you are doing when you lose money on sports betting is not only damaging your own financial well-being, but hers as well. Of course, you already know this, but you figure what she doesn't know won't hurt her. You're just kidding yourself. Sports betting is a particularly insidious form of gambling. I have known quite a few people who sank deep into debt betting on sports, because the bookie let them double up on bets they lost without even asking for the money up front. Pretty soon, they find themselves owing thousands, and are stuck with the problem of how they can pay off the gambling debts. We here will be interested to learn of your progress in your efforts to quit, and we are hoping for another success story.
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Re: here again..big relapse :(((

Postby yahoocoau » Wed May 08, 2019 11:32 am

Thanks for the reply
Its day 2 without any bets. I have registered with gamstop so cant place any. The urges are there when I watch live sports but then I think of the pain I have to go through when I lose a bet.
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Postby rainbowcolor » Wed May 08, 2019 1:35 pm

To a new beginning Yahoocoau, gambling really sucks and the pain of losses happen all the time and than the occasional win which are very rare. One of my relative was also into sport gambling big time but later he found out most of the games are fixed, so it don’t really matter if he knew the team well.
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Re: here again..big relapse :(((

Postby 58gambling » Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 pm

Part of the problem with sports gambling and trying to quit is when you watch games you could've bet on; if you would've lost, you're glad you didn't bet, but if you would've won, that results in a bigger influence on your brain.....kind of like when I used to bet small to conserve my stake, but when I won my bets, instead of being happy, I would kick myself mentally for betting so small.....another illustration of why gambling is so sick....Remember, gambling is a lot about GREED....

As to rainbowcolor alluding to games that are "fixed"....I don't know that they are, but it sure seems like it when the point spreads are right on or very close, or when you see what a player or team does at the end of a game to affect the "spread" either way.....Here are some quotes I've seen about sports gambling:
"Those who bet on sports deserve what they get"
"Somebody always knows the score"
I don't know if you bet on basketball, but read "Personal Foul" by the scandalized former NBA referee, Tim Donaghy, and what he tells you about how referees affect the outcomes of games.
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Re: here again..big relapse :(((

Postby yahoocoau » Thu May 09, 2019 12:45 am

58 you are so right,its so hard as you always think oh I could have placed a bet and made some money, but there is no win..eventually u lose it all lol!
I am happy that I am not risking my hard earned money on something unpredictable!
Makes me angry that how come I lost 5k!!!! You are right its greed and nothing else. I earn good money and I can easily save 1500 every month..but still I wanted easy money..having said that I was up 2k and was winning every bet I placed. But then I lost everything and 5k on top. I dont know may be someone could have been sensible and would have withdrawn after a 2k win. May be one in a million lol..but when I read the forum I dont see anyone with that will power.
Its all greed and eventually there is big hole waiting for u. I have been sports betting for 6-7 years and this was my biggest loss ever. I am never betting again. I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I think what I decided two days ago was the best thing for me and for my family. I am enjoying small moments in my life now and not thinking about the games and the results and the bets. Please guys pray for me that I stay in this pathforever. Thanks
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Re: here again..big relapse :(((

Postby yahoocoau » Thu May 09, 2019 1:20 am

just read my post from 2015 and i see the same thing I am doing now. But I relapsed then..hope I dont do it this time! :((((
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Postby 1wiserman » Thu May 09, 2019 4:03 pm

Hey Yahoo,
Do not feel bad. I saw one of my posts three years ago. Very similar to yours.
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Re: here again..big relapse :(((

Postby yahoocoau » Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 pm

Hi All
I am 7 days bet free.
Just wanted to discuss about some urges lately. I have got a bitcoin exchange account and I was planning to buy some on the 14th of april but I did not. I think it was 3900k pounds at that time and today it is upto 6200k. I feel like I am missed a good opportunity. I am not sure if this is other form of gambling or not.
Should I do it or not?
Should I stay free from everything untill I pay off 5k debt????
If I invest in bitcoin would I be addicted to it?? is it same as sports betting.
Please help
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Re: here again..big relapse :(((

Postby NewSunRising » Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am

We've had a number of folks here addicted to trading on the stock market . I'm not sure if bitcoin investing is similar but honestly , if you think you could become addicted to it , at this time in your life I feel it's best to be avoided . At the very least , you could end up just substituting one addiction for another .

You are in the very beginning of your recovery right now . You're determined and you're working to get this monkey off your back . Now is not the time to let a different kind of monkey try you on for size .

Personally , I wouldn't even think about it until I had at least a year of recovery under my belt and even then , I'd be on high alert to see if trading gave me anywhere near the buzz or the urge to keep doing it that my previous addiction did .

It's too soon Yahoo . I think you know that .
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