Responsible Gambling - Have you ever questioned your gambling?

Discussion in 'Lets Talk about gambling and more...' started by Kotsy, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. Kotsy

    Kotsy Well-Known Member

    If you're reading this, then you may have questioned yourself at some point in life. We encourage you to read the following to the end, take a few days and think about it.
    Then come back here and read it again. Our hope is if gambling has consumed your life, then maybe something in this article will "click" for you.

    Bonus Paradise is always available if you just wish to post anything. Sometimes talking about it helps.

    This seems like a pretty simple question. But in the end, and if you are truthful with yourself,
    it could make a life changing experience. We don't want to scare you, but we want to offer you hope. Only you as the gambler can decide.

    Gambling in any form should be a means of entertainment and enjoyment.

    If you can answer yes to any of the below statements;
    then, maybe you should reassess your
    gambling habits..these are general questions. For further
    assessment tools, use the links below

    We'll pose these to you.......


    *Secrecy over money and finances and playing online
    *Desired alone time at the computer
    *New desire to control household finances
    *Overdue or unpaid bills
    *Unexplained loans or cash advances
    *Lack of money, despite the same income and expenses
    *Unusual increase in credit card activity
    *Asking friends and family for money
    *Missing jewelry, cash, or valuables
    *Dwindling savings or assets
    *Missing bank or credit card statements
    *Calls or letters from bill collectors
    *Unexplained cash, especially when there are unpaid bills

    Below are some great links to look at and maybe get some help.



    Gamblers Anonymous

    Home - The National Council on Problem Gambling

    The National Council on Problem Gambling offers a national helpline at 1-800-522-4700


    In the end, only you can decide.
     
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  2. amyhop

    amyhop Guest

    I do not really gamble too much although I have fun when I do. But these are some great tips for other people who either suspect that they or someone else that they know may have a problem with gambling. Thanks for the links.
     
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  3. SystEmsuX

    SystEmsuX Member

    Darn, that's a problem for me, but it's not gambling-related! A problem I wish I had:
     
  4. jessicalelle

    jessicalelle New Member

    ive been questioning myself since last weekend...lost some money and im thinking to quit online poker :(
     
  5. dogbites68

    dogbites68 Active Member

    Good question there Kotsy.I think we all think about it after its to late and the damage is done.There was another thread that touched on this matter and not to many people got into the battle.But its like i said in that thread we all have choices in life some good some bad.BUt as long as the bad makes us a better person for the next time around.lol who said u cant teach an old dog new tricks.
     
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  6. Mick114

    Mick114 Well-Known Member

    I've never questioned my gambling "hobby".I think I'd have a way harder time quiting smoking than gambling.
     
  7. Marina

    Marina Administrator Staff Member

    DITTO!
    hehe
     
  8. luckymenan

    luckymenan Active Member

    What a great post! I love gambling but unfortunately it is very limited for me I mean, $$$ I have two kids and my hubby won't ever let me touch our bank accounts to gamble so I use cash to buy prepaid cards not so often(poor me). Sadly to say I have never won anything from any casinos so I decided long ago that gambling has to begin to have fun till the end.
     
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  9. Dmoney644

    Dmoney644 Well-Known Member

    Don't worry hun, one of these days you'll win something, but when
    you do, remember, the only way to actually win is to hit
    that cashout button, hehe.

    Biggest thing that you are so right on is that it needs to be for enjoyment
    and fun, as long as you are gambling responsibly, then you are on the right track!​
     
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  10. jekk68

    jekk68 New Member

    I dont question it but my husband does...2 or 3 times a week
     
  11. Kim1982

    Kim1982 Member

    no i don't, but my fiancee thinks i gamble too much.:lmao:
     
  12. Vicky

    Vicky Well-Known Member

    Only 1 time did I and it was a poker freeroll...
    my question to myself was...
    WTF ARE YOU DOING PLAYING POKER???
    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  13. Peterpeter

    Peterpeter New Member

    I love playing poker,
    if you believe you have an edge over your opponents, you certainly have a better winning chance in the long term than any random casino game.
     
  14. Sometimes i question myself that i shouldn't spend so much time in gambling.I should give more importance to studies and my girlfriend, instead of playing poker online 4/5 hours in a day.I have to conciliate the things better. :p
     
  15. Kabuki19

    Kabuki19 Member

    I have done that question a few times, probably because i play mostly freerolls but i win money at them so i think this way, if you play lots of hours at the begining, at long term you will be better and win more, dont needing too play so many hours, i hope im not being..............:nuts:
     
  16. punksterbrew

    punksterbrew New Member

    Yes, I have questioned my gambling problem. However, I didn't really get in trouble with losing large sums of money straight from my wallet. My problem was when I'd get a big bankroll and tilt and keep playing at increasingly higher stakes. The stress was getting to me, so I'm simply a freeroll chaser now, and life's been a lot better. Now poker doesn't give me a gambling problem, but simply playing it is still an addiction :)
     
  17. Peterpeter

    Peterpeter New Member

    At what pokerroom do you play Kabuki19?
     
  18. TheDivine

    TheDivine New Member

    Yep man it's better to devote your time more on your girlfriend and studing not gambling, i play this game not gamble, just when have free time, becouse i study and work at the same time. And gambling is very bad if you don't have limit and don't know when to stop.

    In my country there is adage(proverb) that says:
    "Mother is not getting angry becouse her son is gambling, but becouse he is trying to draw back lost money and put everything on."
     
  19. morlocko

    morlocko Member

    Yes!

    The Answer is Yes and Yes!

    Yes i have questioned my gambling and YES i'm Responsible.

    I use something like 25$ by month for poker. Other tournaments are freeroll or money i win with freeroll


    So i'm Responsible.



    Nice day

    Frederic
     
  20. cornerkick

    cornerkick Banned

    In poker or casino games i never had a problem.sports betting is another thing...
    i started winning a few years ago and it became an addiction.
    now i'm over it even though i bet from time to time.
    for me poker is purely a relaxation, as some of you, i only play freerolls.
     
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