I am overwhelmed with our different Gambling addictions..There are so many ways to earn the title Mr/Mrs LUCK!!!(without success)My person addiction is Poker Machines (Slots)..I am a Computer Nurd and slots are a Computer, pre programmed on the loser or the lucky Winner with only $1 in the slot.Sctachies, as we call them here I may buy one if I have a couple of bucks and Impulse buy...I really don't care about them.I would still like to know more regarding this!BlackJack..I could understand an obsession with that!! However I have only played it at home, playing for matches and fun. I Play Blackjack on my computer and that satisfys me.There is also the Horse Racing, and in this country Greyhound racing, the Trot racing..The big one being the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November every year.I don't care about that. I don't care about scratch Tickets, I don't care about Black Jack or Roulette.HOWEVER!!!!! we all walk in the same shoes of glutony. I don't even know if it is called an ADDICTION!!!....I would prefer to call it an Obsession meaning enjoyment that we can't afford.Obsession meaning escape from the shit that we can't face or don't have the courage to look in the eye.When we gamble we see our lives going to hell. We acknowledge the subconcious nagging in our ears wishing it to stop, or not gamble in the first place.Some (like me) find it to be a temporary escape from reality only to step outside, once again and want the earth to open up a hole and swallow me.REALITY BITES!!!!Excuse!!! WOW!!! we are winners there don't you think??Heavy stuff...Admitting Gambling addiction is complex, like I wrote above..A lot of people would say they are not Obsessed with gambling because they focus on one particular passion of loss/winMy opinion is:IF YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO HELL OVER MONEY/GAMBLING...lift up both your hand in the air like a scale and weigh up the pro's and cons.Two weeks ago I pledged on my partners and my relationship that I will not gamble unless he is with me.Mentally I see him as being a pain in the arse and 'in the way' if we do go and play the slots...BUT!!!! It isn't worth losing him.Material things are disappearing fast to cover debts. I don't want to lose my soul mate.If that happened I will die. "I WILL DIE"Connie, I don't have much more to offer verbally outside of what I have already said.Rams,Stick around please. I have a feeling we can help a lot of people in the future if they are prepared to help themselves..How are you and your wife going?...have you gone to a GA meeting lately?Kez (just starting to withdraw from the need to gamble after 3 weeks, however has the bills paid..(not much food in the place but I don't owe too much except credit card)Lurkers!!!! Please join in:o)I am active on the non smoko board also (and I am smoking again) I have been honest and my posts have slowed down with contribution.Please, you don't have to be a gambling quitter to drop in. All you have to do is acknowledge your compultion and share.Bella, I am going to e-mail you right now to encourage you to step in..Kez is weak, she has banned herself from gambling clubs so I have no choice.Kez is strong!!! and know I have a lot to offer regarding 30 years of gambling in my belt.Love to allKez
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