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  • #11430
    i won a new life
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    Well I’ll tell my story, Been at the online gambeling for 2 year’s now, I’ve been up and down..I keep telling myself just Quit now and you will be so far ahead, no more mood swings, no more Dumping of money into the casino trying to recover losses. I always said if I hit it big I will Quit, well I kinda did, I won $10k which I was very excited about, Had the money 3 Days, It’s now Gone, I donated it back to the Casino’s. So I’m broke again, I Know I should have stopped while I was ahead, but I couldn’t. At first I was excited, Then I thought I can afford a bit of fun, I put $320 in one casino and managed to play it to $1200 great, put it in withdrawl. Played a diff. Casino the next day, deposited $500 lost it, repeated this till my money was gone. even went back reversed withdrwaled my winnings and lost those to. Total losses about 30k. Anyway’s I need a new start. I closed All my account’s, one of the casino’s rec. I check this site, so here I am. I am happy to give and recieve support from all the members. Together I feel we have already won, I stop now and life is good, my bank balance will grow. I don’t need to gambel.–

    #11431
    i won a new life
    Participant

    8 days free.
     

    I Quit

    From our forum:

    Gambling sucks. It takes all your money, wastes precious hours of life in this beautiful world, and leaves you feeling like ****. I’m sorry if this offends anyone but I hope all of you can find the strength to walk away and get your lives back. I know that not everyone loses lots of money and that some people keep strict limits on their gambling budgets, but I’m guessing that at least 90% of gamblers lose more money than they would like to lose, and to those people I wish you luck. If anyone has any kind words of encouragement I could really use them because I am feeling pretty ****py about myself right now.

    This posting prompted many empathetic responses from our members who offered tips and advice to anyone who is in this ****py situation. If you (or someone you know) is having difficulties keeping their gambling behaviour in check, forward this page to them.
     

    Gamblock is something you should install on your computer right away if you want to quit. I believe the software is free. Another way could be to enable your anti-whatever programs like McAfee or Norton which will block most of the ads – as well as Net Nanny or similar, which will also prevent you getting to the actual sites.

    I think you will be surprised (well, I guess you’re already surprised) that there are a lot of people who sympathize with you – and many of us who have "been there, done that" as well. But you can also take heart in the fact that many of these people have also beaten their demons… better control of one’s emotions doesn’t happen overnight.

    Believe it or not, there are ways to get around your emotions. After doing all those things above (disabling Instacash, etc.) find something – anything – that you like doing – and do it often if you can – especially sporting activities… I guarantee you will forget all about online gambling
     

    Make a list of ten things you like to do besides gambling:
    Here is a list of 10 things I like to do besides gamble (thanks for the diary space Casinomeister )

    1. Golf! (too bad it’s winter lol)
    2. Drive my car (Infiniti G35 coupe 6-speed )
    3. Read books, like Carlos Castenada’s series or Timothy Leary type books
    4. Play Xbox 360 (mostly just the racing games and Tiger Woods)
    5. Think about my future, what do I want to learn and accomplish?
    6. Listen to music
    7. Do good in school (mechanical engineering right now, thinking about switching to a math major)
    8. Buy weird lamps and other intriguing lighting apparatuses (I’ve always loved Vegas just because of the lights, not the gambling)
    9. Eat french fries (my favorite food!)
    10. Love my girlfriend and make my parents proud of me.

    My only advise would be… if you can’t deposit, then you can’t lose money. Contact every banking establishment in the circle of online casinos, Neteller, Firepay, Citadel, etc., and have them cut you off from depositing. This is a surefire way to end your online career. If you have any land-based casinos nearby, then that’s a whole new battle you’re going to have to fight…

    It may help to get a photo of the person/persons you love most in life, on the back write how you feel when you have lost all your money and how your gambling would effect them and your relationship with them.

    Put it by your computer, or in your wallet when out, when you feel the urge coming have a good look and read what you have written.

    …if you are looking for a pastime that gives a similar rush to online gambling, then take up one of the FPS games in multiplayer **** on your PC. I had several years doing this in a "clan" playing Quake/Q2 and Unreal Tournament and I can honestly say that it was fantastic fun and had a sense of community and competitiveness that really got you involved.

    I’m a bit out of touch with the latest FPS games, but I would seriously consider looking into this as an alternative form of entertainment. The thing about gambling is the "rush" of a good win. You get this with FPS in team and deathmatch games online. Recommended

    Everyone who participates with online casinos/poker rooms ***** to understand their own motivations and keep these impulses in check. Everyone ***** reminders that there is a real world out there.

    If it’s money you’re into, disable your Insta Cash at Neteller.

    Another tip, turn off your computer and go take a walk. Get into the real world. If you have a family at home, go play monopoly or some other game where money is involved. You can take care of that "money" fix this way.

    If playing online ever affects your relationships or makes a serious dent in your bank account. Stop doing it – period. Thunderstruck or online poker is not worth ******** up your life.

    — 2/1/2013 1:30:19 AM: post edited by I won a new life.
    — 2/1/2013 1:34:08 AM: post edited by I won a new life.– 2/19/2013 2:38:01 AM: post edited by I won a new life.

    #11432
    changenetwork
    Participant

    A therapy path is needed! Gamblers anonymous meetings, 28 days in a rehab clinic helped me out but it costs money (well worth it and you save in the long run, gambling habits are expensive in many negative ways) Start the path and well done for coming on the forum.. keep coming back!  Adam

    #11433
    i won a new life
    Participant

    Thank you all in the forum for the support i have been getting, I got paid today and at first I had control, the barrior’s were holding but I relapsed, I lost most of my money again, I don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for me because it was my choise the wrong choise, I am lucky because I haven’t got myself in any real debt. I made 1 bet, it was too many. I am tired I spent many hours reading. I choose to confess in my journal because I want to change and I need to know the truth. Some of the replies I got were correct. I hoped I could Gamble again, I’m not so upset this time but I want it to be the last time, it was not even entertaining. I want FEB. 1 2013 to be the day I made my last bet. — 2/2/2013 6:44:51 AM: post edited by I won a new life.

    #11434
    i won a new life
    Participant

    Today has not been an easy day for me so far, I am absolutly accepting the reality of my addiction, my emotions are unstable, I don’t know if I’m happy or sad. Relapse is hard to deal with, I feel like I have a split pesonality. I know I can do this, Gambeling has been an escape for me for the past 2 years, in the last month I have truly hit my bottom as for now I just want to continue to be honest to myself and anyone who cares to read my posts. This is a truly horrible diease and I would never believe it, except to experiance it for myself. I have to be honest and have faith. I was excited all day yesterday because i was out of money and getting paid, when I got my check I knew I was going to gamble. I was so relieved to have money yet so willing to throw it away. I have another week to plan my recovery, to add more barrior’s. I feel sick-because I am. I struggled with ***** and alcohol, and have been clean from those for almost 3 years. I have a plan, I have support, I can not do this to myself or my family anymore. I am going to spend some time today cleaning the house as we have a massive snow storm outside. My name is "I Won" I am a compusive gambler, I made my last bet Feb. 1. I pledge not to make 1 bet.

    #11435
    neva
    Participant

    Iwon, paydays and the habit of gambling when we have money is hard to break.  The only way I know of is with enough road blocks that we can’t gamble.  Now, with direct deposit and having my bills ready to go out a few days early, when payday finally gets here I don’t even have to think about it.  I had so many ‘weekends after payday’ where I spent too much time and money at the casino that I might as well be working for under minimum wage. Now I pay an extra $150 on the mortgage payment and transfer a few hundred to savings.  The money that used to be wasted for gambling is being spent on a guaranteed pay-out. It was tough learning to get by without a debit card but it was well worth it!  I use a credit card (no pin so no ATM choice) and pay it online a couple of ***** a month so I can get groceries and gas anytime.  This payday gambling is a lesson to protect yourself ahead of time for next payday.  It’s tough but you can do it!

    #11436
    i won a new life
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    Thank you for your post’s neva, congradulations on your recovery, you are an inspiration. For me the first week has been very difficult. I looked back at my posts I have relapsed twice and both ***** were bad and left me miserable. I have to give myself time to recover, from what I read it may take 2 months for my brain to start to rewire. My name is "I Won" I am a CG, I made my last bet Feb. 1. I am 1 day free.

    #11437
    i won a new life
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    ***** all, I have taken much inspiration from Larrys post’s- he is like a mentor of gambeling recovery. My name is "I won" I am a compusive gambeler. I made my last bet Feb. 1. I am 2 days free. I was just thinking back about a year ago, I decided I’m gonna go big, I’m a High Roller. One Sunday I logged on to my pc, opened one of my favorite casino accounts. My plan was to turn $250 into $1000 with 2 hands of blackjack-I just had to win them both. So I went to the live dealer, placed my bet $250- the cards were for me 14 the dealer 15, so sick I had to hit, I drew a 6 giving me a total of 20- at this point I’m feeling pretty good about my result. Dealer hit’s draws another 6 giving him 21-so sick I lost. I told my friend about it later that day- he said whats wrong with you? I said IDK I guess I’m lucky I didn’t make to the $500 bet. Another reminder to me how It’s just a big waste of money. I’ve setteled my debts- I pledge not to make one bet.

    #11438
    i won a new life
    Participant

    All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it’s costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting a new, empowering belief.
    Anthony Robbins
     

    #11439
    icandothis
    Participant

    Hi I won,   I like Anthony Robbins, too.  He has helped many people change their lives.  In the end.  It is up to us.  Listening and  reading Anthony Robbins is a good start and a good recovery tool.  There are many others, and we all must find our own. way.  I am glad you are beginning to work your recovery.  It is not an easy road.  I like your name…I won a new life.  I have this image of a slot machine.  You put in a coin and up comes..New Life..New Life..New Life!  WINNER!   
    You have a desire to change, and you made your way to this site.  I think that makes you a winner.  You have taken a very large step in the right direction.  You have WON the OPPORTUNITY to CREATE a new life One Day at a Time!  We all have the same opportunity, and we all can WIN!

    #11440
    ell
    Participant

    Hi I won .Thank you for posting me and help me to understand , i need that.  Don’t beat yourself. Keep fighting, stay focus and have faith …you have support and you have a plan as you wrote, you struggled in the past and you did it.  Have faith  . You are an intelligent person .With all my good wishes for your recovery. ell

    #11441
    i won a new life
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    Thank you Ell, and Icandothis  for your posts. My name is "I won" I am a compusive gambeler, I am 3 days free. I made my last bet Feb. 1st and I hit the Massive progressive "new life" It consisted of 5 reels "new life" symbols and the payout is for life, guaranteed weekly payments/ no risk of loss. Now you may ask. Did you cash out after this one? U Bet, and I’m running to the hill’s with my winning’s. wishing everyone the best. I pledge not to make 1 bet.

    #11442
    neva
    Participant

    That’s a real jackpot!  Good for you.

    #11443
    ready2change
    Participant

    Thanks so much for your posts mate it meant a lot.
    We can do this adaat i loved your positivity in your last post.
    I hope your snow is not to bad look after yourself!
    Take care

    #11444
    ready2change
    Participant

    Thanks so much for your posts mate it meant a lot.
    We can do this adaat i loved your positivity in your last post.
    I hope your snow is not to bad look after yourself!
    Take care

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