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Is Self-Exclusion Useful?

Postby NoMoreBetsPlease » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:46 am

I am in discussion in another forum about self-exclusion, and I feel like I'm being in minority because most of the forum members say that self-exclusion is pointless and useless and the gambler needs to control his actions by himself and work on his own self-control and discipline.

Can you please share your own opinion to this notion? I'd just love to show other people that they (and not the gamblers) are the ones living in denial in anything related to self-exclusion and possibly other similar topics related to gambling addiction.
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Re: Is Self-Exclusion Useful?

Postby Aries411 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:06 am

I am all for self-exclusion. It is one extra barrier to put between yourself and gambling. The thought of being charged for trespassing it enough for me to not even attempt it. I have heard stories of people still sneaking in, but I rather not risk the criminal record. I think self-exclusion is very powerful for casino gambling, but not as effective for online gambling due to the numerous sites. Anti-gambling software would be more effecting for online, but handing over your complete finances (if possible) to someone you trust would be most effective.
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Re: Is Self-Exclusion Useful?

Postby 58gambling » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:48 pm

This may seem a harsh opinion, but you asked.....This gambling addiction is as serious a disease as anyone could be afflicted with.....after all it can definitely ruin your life and even take your life.
It is also a strong enough addiction to where most people cannot beat it by themselves. Therefore, you have avenues or sources of help, like GA, and self-exclusion, and letting someone you trust like your husband or wife control all your finances. These are some of the major methods suggested to help those who are desperately in need of it, AND REALLY WANT TO QUIT.

In my opinion, no one is forced to use these methods, but for anyone to denigrate or dismiss them as not useful, is showing either arrogance or ignorance, and I'm trying put it nicely.
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Re: Is Self-Exclusion Useful?

Postby NoMoreBetsPlease » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:13 am

58gambling wrote:
In my opinion, no one is forced to use these methods, but for anyone to denigrate or dismiss them as not useful, is showing either arrogance or ignorance, and I'm trying put it nicely.


Well said, totally seconded.
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