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      Is being addicted to poker a bad thing? I ask this because, I am addicted to this poker site xxxxxxxx. I play everynight, four to six hours usually, sometimes more, but seldom less. I love it. Dunno why. Any tips to avoid poker?– 01/08/2010 22:04:54: post edited by mike123.

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      Hi Habitat and welcome,
      I think you know that answer to your own question or you would not be here…my advice would be to put a blocker on your pc, so that you will not be able to access gambling sites. Keep posting, im sure you will learn a lot more about this addiction.
      Take care, bye for now, Kathryn x To live, that would be a great adventure – Peter Pan

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      Hi Habitat, A Warm Welcome to Gambling Therapy
      Having found us you have also found a diverse community who can help and support you on your recovery journey.
      Here on the forum you can share your experiences in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment and by reading others stories am sure you will see that you are very much not alone in this addiction
      Please click here to see our services page, feel free to use all that this site can offer…
      To chat with others in real time you may wish to make use of the support groups, the ***** of these groups are advertised under "What’s on and When" or click here to see the weekly group schedule.
      For one to one chat you may want to try the live advice helpline. Click "connect" when these options become available.
      Also to say when you registered we would have sent you an email with an attachment, this attachment will help you navigate the site and find the support you so rightly deserve, alternatively this guide can be downloaded by clicking here.  
      Take Care
      Harry"Occasionally it’s wise to doubt our doubts, to question our questions, and to re-think our thoughts."

    • #16939

      Originally posted by habitat

      Is being addicted to poker a bad thing? …  Any tips to avoid poker?

      Good morning Habitat, my name is Larry and I am a compulsive gambler, my last bet was August 13, 2009.
      Yes being addicted to poker is a bad thing, a bad bad thing, even at the site you seem to be promoting instead of warning about. As for tips to avoid poker, start by looking at this site concerning online gambling. .
      Poker is a form of gambling where winning is solely determined by a turn of a card; there is no skill other than the ability to read other people required, something that can not be done on-line. Knowledge of percentages for hands under different situations only gives clues to when to bet or fold — but only in randomly dealt cards, not cards controlled by computer programmers, but no matter what the next card up tells the whole story. Casinos will not play a single hand of poker against any opponent like they do in other card games; the house favor can not be calculated or controlled and they are betting against the table not each player individually where a para-mutuel type action gives them the advantage over the pot. They will only provide the dealer and table taking in a rake from the pot, they will not risk one cent betting on the play.  They are the only true gambling professionals and know not to be involved; take a tip from their knowledge and actions.
      To avoid poker, stop playing, and continue visiting here to find ways to help keep you from returning.

      "Day Two Is Another Day Behind" – With the help of a Higher Power, My 3G’s – God, GA, and GT, I will continue to be  gambling free.
       — 7/31/2010 11:48:21 PM: post edited by paul315.

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