21 November 2022 at 11:48 am #167146tasieParticipant
My name is Tas and I am a compulsive gambler.
I wish to shrink many things I have to say into a few lines. I am 1994 born male first child from Nigeria.
When I was 16 years, I went schooling in UK and started gambling. I had some friends who gambled too at that time. It was all fine until the next 2 years when I was 18years, initially at 16 I was using my seniors betting accounts. So their was some control.
However at 18 years my dad sent my university tuition fees which was a lot of thousands of pounds at that time. Gentlemen, in one day/night, all my tuition went into the betting sites. I paid for some tips then and the tips lost badly. I was waiting for 3-3 for the whole 90mins of the football match. 3-3 never came.
I told my aunt in UK and immediately she said go to GA (gamblers anonymous).
No one knew I was removed from the University after this loss. My residence permit was curtailed as I didn’t pay the tuition.
Before this, I attended weekend sessions for three months and I was better off and not gambling, then I had a heavy relapse,
I stupidly went again to pay the same tipsters and this time this was for 3-3 too.
To my amazement, 3-3 came and I won this bet. I actually won all I lost back. Then I stopped gambling this was the good part. Bad part was I was already back in Nigeria with the winning bet money.
We skip years later, I went to Germany later and didn’t even think of gambling much. Few bets here and there but nothing killing me much.
Left Germany again and came back to Nigeria. Now 2021, before I bet on live games. I don’t know the devil and bad friend again who introduced me to virtual betting in ******* and ********
Long story short.
Virtual betting is killing me now in 2022.
I don’t know which is worse, virtual betting or live betting but my goodness, it’s killing me.
As we speak I just came from the betting shop and lost I’m sure you know. But the insane thing is I won more than I walked into the betting shop with, but I never left after winning.
I kept playing tilll…. THE END.
- This topic was modified 1 year ago by Dunc.
21 November 2022 at 11:49 am #167225DuncKeymaster
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