Gambling Therapy logo
Viewing 5 reply threads
  • Author
    • #28014

      I’m a 15 year old depressed boy. I got called ugly a lot and had so much free time at home so I could play some video games. One day I saw a advertisement for a sports betting website that said ”150$ bonus”. I was always intrested in money. I worked at many jobs since I was a kid because of my family’s financial situation including working as a construction worker at 14. I was always intrested in money. Then I got into online gambling last summer after I got my weekly money from my parents. Deposited from a prepaid card and confirmed my account with my mom’s id’s. I got a prepaid site card sent me to so I can withdraw my money from there. I turned that 20$ into 3500$ no joke! I made my 20 dollars, 200 than 1000 than 3000 than close to 3500$. Guess what I lost it all! I lost and lost and lost and my depression got worse. Everyone was worrying about their relationships while I was worrying about my last bet. I made a win streak again after 1 month which was 750$, lost it all. And yesterday(after a few months of losing) I made 1700 dollars and finally said ill withdraw it. And guess what I cried to my sleep because I LOST IT ALL AND I HAD WON IT WITH ONLY 10 DOLLARS! I got angry and excluded myself for 1 month but now I want to play it really bad. Help me please help me

    • #28015

      Hey yogambler. I started gambling actively when I was about your age. Video poker terminals. No one bothered to check ID’s back then.

      I have a lot of respect for you because you already know you need help. Me it took a lot longer.

      Gambling might seem like an ideal escape place, especially if you don’t get along with your schoolmates and your situation at home is not perfect. But it IS NOT. Gambling will offer you no shelter, no comfort, it will fill no void, neither will it solve any other problems you need to address.

      Do yourself a favor and stay away from it. You’re too young to be seriously hooked. But if you’re not careful you will get hooked and you might waste your life a way in slavery, addiction and self loathing.

      What video games you playing? When I was trying to quit gambling a couple of years ago I started playing StarCraft 2. Must have played 5 thousand games. Tremendous waste of time, but at least I didn’t lose any money during playing. Made it to the platinum league, which is by no means spectacular, but it’s decent given my age 🙂

      Kudos on coming here, read a few horror stories, then run away from this place and gambling in general and everything that has to do with it, and never look back kid.

    • #28016

      Glad you are here.It took me around until I was 40 something to realize I was a compulsive gambler. And I started around 12 years old when I would go with dear old dad to the horses .I am in no way cured. But I am now under control.My wife handles all of my money.When I was young like you I started playing horses my dad would place my bets.It was funny because I would always win and he would lose and then borrow my money. He almost never payed me back of course.But when I grew older I didnt win so much and the disease took over. I would steel cheat and lie to get money. I would think I had it under control. But each time I stopped for a while and thought I could control it I only lost more and finally when I was out on the street My wife threw me out for a while and for some reason she took me back when i convinced her I was “cured”. Then I did it again without her knowing. I had gotten an inheritance from my mom and blew that also.Anyway enough about me . I am glad you are here and seeking help.Welcome . The people here know how you are feeling and will try to help you. It is up to you to listen and try to help yourself. A lot of us have won large sums at first but that only helps the disease dig in to your soul and takes over. There will never be a big enough win you will always lose and give it back. You should see if there is a GA meeting around where you live .I go to meetings and they help me out greatly . Talk yo you later my friend

    • #28017

      What a handsome post Mred321. I wish this forum gave the option to search for all posts by a particular person like many other forums do.

    • #28018

      thanks jansdad

    • #28019


      Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums

      Here at Gambling Therapy we pride ourselves on being a caring and diverse online community who can help and support you with the difficulties you’re currently facing. We understand that this might be a tough time for you, particularly if you’re new to recovery, so come here as often as you need to and participate in the forums, access online groups and connect to the live advice helpline if you need one to one support. We’re in this together!

      Here on the forum you can share your experiences in a safe, supportive and accepting environment. The beauty of writing it all down is that you can take your time and you will be creating a record of your progress that you can look back on if it ever feels like you’re not moving forward. So, share as much or as little as you like but do try to stick to keeping just one thread in this forum so people know where to find you if they want to be updated on your progress or share something with you.

      And on that note….

      I’m going to hand you over to our community because I’m sure they will have some words of wisdom for you 🙂

      Take care

      The Gambling Therapy Team

      PS: Let me just remind you to take a look at our
      privacy policy and terms and conditions so you know how it all works!

Viewing 5 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.