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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby uskat » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:08 pm

Such great posts on this thread

Hoping you can keep moving thru minutes and hours without going back out into the hell


it might be too soon to understand this, but I love this saying


Serenity (PEACE) comes when you stop wishing for a better past.


I have a visualization for myself and people coming fresh off the gambling -- it is as if you are walking with one of those hospital IV stands rolling along pumping in fresh clean serum. You are still withdrawing and please treat yourself as if in early recovery. Sounds dramatic but I think it is accurate.

All the best to you today
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby blue_green_lake » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:39 am

not_surewhattodo1 wrote:More than anything I just feel angry at the moment... I'd gone almost a week after 2 consecutive losses without placing a bet, and had no desire too. One lapse in concentration, pure greed and stupidity and I've wound up here. It shouldn't be like this, I should be enjoying the fact I'd set myself up.

Gambling wins are rarely, if ever, "tucked away" forever. Gamblers will return to the action, and will not only give back what they won, but gamble more of their own money. There was a woman at the Hard Rock casino in Tampa, Florida who won over $13 million. She gambled it all back and then stole hundreds of thousands from her inlaws.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-slot-p ... d=13327209


Please change your perspective on this. You will drive yourself nuts with recriminations. The good thing is that you did not engage in illegal activity for your habit. You also did not go into debt. The $70,000 "won" money was not really yours anyways. It was taken from other gamblers. And consider the loss of your inherited savings as a cheap lesson -- a lesson that gambling never pays. You can go on to success, just as so many people do who perhaps have had failed investments early in life.

Put your chin up and walk away a proud person who is head-on ending a horrible addiction.
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby GamblingStories » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:14 am

blue_green_lake wrote:
not_surewhattodo1 wrote:More than anything I just feel angry at the moment... I'd gone almost a week after 2 consecutive losses without placing a bet, and had no desire too. One lapse in concentration, pure greed and stupidity and I've wound up here. It shouldn't be like this, I should be enjoying the fact I'd set myself up.

Gambling wins are rarely, if ever, "tucked away" forever. Gamblers will return to the action, and will not only give back what they won, but gamble more of their own money. There was a woman at the Hard Rock casino in Tampa, Florida who won over $13 million. She gambled it all back and then stole hundreds of thousands from her inlaws.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-slot-p ... d=13327209


Please change your perspective on this. You will drive yourself nuts with recriminations. The good thing is that you did not engage in illegal activity for your habit. You also did not go into debt. The $70,000 "won" money was not really yours anyways. It was taken from other gamblers. And consider the loss of your inherited savings as a cheap lesson -- a lesson that gambling never pays. You can go on to success, just as so many people do who perhaps have had failed investments early in life.

Put your chin up and walk away a proud person who is head-on ending a horrible addiction.


Well said blue green lake, very well spoken.

PS you can also see Graham Calvert's story, just google Graham Calvert and see for yourself.
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby getting_better » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:36 pm

not_surewhattodo1 wrote:
.... I just want to re-wind time.
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.... Other times I just feel so angry and dissapointed, thinking what really SHOULD have been. I've effectively thrown away a chance to really change my life in the long term - knowingly. Now I'm so far behind it's ridiculous, grinding in an industry that's almost impossible.


It usually takes a lot of painful years to accept the fact that you are a gambling addict. Unfortunately you are still not there.

Your addiction tells you that you were so close to making it, you were only one day away from better life, you have lost control/concentration only for one day and $#%^ happened. I am afraid you might soon start to think to gamble your way out of this. If you could turn 50 in 70.000 once, why not do it again right?

There are many great replies to your post indicating what I am about to repeat again: IT'S ALL LIES.
Think about it - the disaster could have happened several times during the 70.000 run when you were close to 0, but you miraculously got back on top. Why didn't you stop than?

If you want to get out of this story you have to accept the fact that you are gambling addict. Than you will know that you were never going to make it through gambling. NEVER EVER! It was just a question of time when the disaster will occur. Because it is never enough. Even if you had 700.000 it would have been the same. Even if you played disciplined for year. There is nothing you could have done to avoid it. It was just a question of time.
Don't dwell over some details which make it seem like unfortunate event. Be scared of the main point - you have the addiction in your blood.
Sorry kid, but you have been playing with the fire for too long.
Connection is the opposite of addiction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8AHODc6phg

Today gamble free I stay!
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby mon2016 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:20 pm

My story is similar to yours, I am 24 and started sports betting aged 21, the most I ever made was £2000 a few times but I lost it soon after because of shock football results, when you gamble you soon realise that shock sports results happen every week or at least twice a month so it really is impossible to make money in the long term. I had two major loses this week, Iceland beating England and Wales beating Belgium in football.

I have over £3000 of debt and had to sell most of my possessions, I had started gambling so that I could buy stuff and go on holidays but the only way I could have went on holidays is if I never started gambling in the first place.
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby housealwayswins » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:32 am

Mon2016, don't bet. As you saw there will be upsets. England and Belgium anyone woukd think were good enough to get the win. They didn't even qualify. England are overrated but yeah still think they'd beat Iceland. Go back to last World Cup and italy beats England then lose to Costa Rica and Uruguay. England finish bottom of the group. Portugal also gone in first round and Spain get smacked 5-1. Brazil lose 7-1 and Germany goes to extra time vs Algeria.

2012 euros holland lose to Denmark after making the World Cup final 2 years before. Italy bottom of he group draw to nZ, Algeria England 0-0 france bottom of group Germany losing in group. Lost goes on. Don't bet period. Football like any sport is rigged. Believe me. It's been proven 100 percent nba is horrible for that. All it takes on one loss and you lose everything because of over confidence or the addition that is not being able to stop and chase or not being able to stop because you're winning. Gambling =losing but also =not being able to stop. Eventually you lose it all it's just a matter of time.

Tell me since you started how much have you won? There's your answer. Gambling= addiction addiction =blindness. Blindness tells you that you can and if only. It convinces you that you can. You can't. Not from being stupid or just stopping in time or because you're smarter than others. It can't be done because gambling addiction ensures you'll lose everything and more. Know you're an addict, realise that and work on curing your addiction rather than trying to make fast money.

Imagine how rich you'd be if you devoted as much time and energy on gambling into something far more productive.

Losses and losing hurts. It's a mental and financial pain. Stop and it goes away. Continue to gamble and it only gets worse and won't get better until you quit for good. Why wait until it's too late? Don't wait 5 years until you're 300k down and paying off debt for ten years.

You will never be who you are, have what you want or be the person you want to be as long as you gamble.

You're gambling with yor life. You will gamble yourself away if you continue. Chase your dreams but don't do it through gambling. Only thing you will be chasing is debt. Not financial gain, but ruin.
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby blue_green_lake » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:50 am

housealwayswins wrote:You will never be who you are, have what you want or be the person you want to be as long as you gamble. . . . Chase your dreams but don't do it through gambling. Only thing you will be chasing is debt. Not financial gain, but ruin.


Truth ↑

Gambling is not an quick path to a good life, it is a path to destroy health and your inner core self.
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby GamblingStories » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:25 am

It's sickening how threads like this become a "norm" now ... the industry needs to be punished for that, it's literally killing thousands of families.
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby savannah28 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:33 pm

Hi hope u are ok i have had big disasters too a bankrupcy with 65 thousand worth of debts and then a few massive wins and gave them it all back within a couple of days the pain eases as time moves on and people forgive im struggling again with it can be a life long battle x
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Re: Lost nearly £200k in 48 hours

Postby housealwayswins » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:51 am

hope this guys ok. I think like every gambler he won't just quit and is still gambling. I been through what you have man, lost around that amount too in a matter of days. It ###$ me for years. But, it does get better and believe it or not new doors open and you can have a happy and healthy life again. This ###$ up thing was destined to be part of your journey. One day in years to come you will honestly look back and say it changed me and hurt me but didn't break me. I learnt a lesson and now it doesn't even bother me.

But, as long as you are gambling, you won't get over this and move forward in life and live the life you are supposed to. Gambling just holds you back and stunts your growth as a person and also your life. You won't move on as long as you are gambling. Oh and if you continue to gamble, you will lose this amount plus more guaranteed. You think you can just stop when you win, think again. You would have stopped last time. You can't just flick a switch and stop. Addicts never can.

Save yourself the time, pain and money. Live your life and get back to being you. You will meet a great girl if you havn't already. That's what life is about. Love, happiness, and progress.


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