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Didn't realize just how "addicted" I am...

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by labeled, Dec 7, 2012.

    Dec 7, 2012
  1. labeled

    labeled Senior Member

    Occupation:
    na
    Location:
    Land of the "free"
    Didn't realize until today how much this is a part of my day until my two deposit methods are a no-go after a fraudulent charge. I feel like someone itching for a dose.

    I've been reduced to free-chip scrounging from my VIP host, because what if today is THE day?

    Seriously, if you've ever wondered if you're on the path to problems, just don't deposit when you normally would and see how long before you have to get up and remove yourself from the computer. Crazy. The good news - wife told me "you could use my card, but I'd have to kill you or leave you." Even 3 Frankensteins or werewolves isn't worth that (she's already pissed because she uses one card I had to cancel because it's a keychain card and she likes it), so I know I'm not a total fool. But yeah. Definite head's up for me.

    Makes me wonder about addictions. I've always thought there were two kinds of alcoholics or drug addicts - born and made. I'm guessing this is no different - it's such a habit to have the casino in the background that it's almost mindless now. That can't be good. Good news that wife is still more important, though.:cool:
     
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  2. Dec 7, 2012
  3. michielm1

    michielm1 Senior Member mm1

    Occupation:
    teamleader/techical operator
    Location:
    Nederland
    so... whats the problem? take the Mrs to a nice restaurant (in a land-based casino...)
     
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  4. Dec 7, 2012
  5. LHofsdal

    LHofsdal Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    NY
    Hey Labeled,

    The good thing is that you do realize it. It is not something many people would actually admit, and admit it in a open forum.

    Kudos to you for being brave enough to say it publicly, and you have already taken the most important step in fighting addiction, ADMITTING YOU HAVE AN ADDICTION!

    Hang in there, you can beat it, and you will see how much support you have from other members here. You have a smart wife, and I know you already know that, but with her by yourside, you will be just fine.

    All the best to you,
    Lori
     
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  6. Dec 7, 2012
  7. michielm1

    michielm1 Senior Member mm1

    Occupation:
    teamleader/techical operator
    Location:
    Nederland
    liking to play and lacking other hobbies doesnt qualify as an addiction in my book...

    when you cant pay your bills or you postpone paying them due to insufficient funds as a result of gambling... that's when you're addicted imo...
     
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  8. Dec 7, 2012
  9. labeled

    labeled Senior Member

    Occupation:
    na
    Location:
    Land of the "free"
    Ha, good advise on the first part and maybe even on the 2nd - the closest land-based is roughly 3 hours away but I bet she'd enjoy some video poker and a hotel stay tonight. (Weird, online I play almost all slots, some VP, but only blackjack or poker at land-based, she is always over with the oxygen-tank crowd at the video poker at a real casino.)
     
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  10. Dec 7, 2012
  11. labeled

    labeled Senior Member

    Occupation:
    na
    Location:
    Land of the "free"
    Very nice, thank you. I think I'm at the "going to watch this" stage more than the "this is a problem" stage. But it's easy to see how it's a little TOO much of a habit that needs to be watched.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2012
  13. mrmark21

    mrmark21 Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Telecommunications Consultant
    Location:
    australia
    That's the problem with gambling it's just far to easy to get addicted. There are plenty of reasons to get addicted. I've been playing slots/pokies for fun a while now... When ever I'm bored just head down to the local or jump on the computer and have a few spins. The problem is I'm often bored and to much play is known to cause addictions. Regular breaks are important.

    Wish you all the best.
     
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  14. Dec 8, 2012
  15. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    Unless you are truly addicted, you'll be fine. It's kind of like an itch you can't scratch for a while, then you don't notice it, then it becomes an afterthought.

    I just went into my prepaid card account (just to check that nothing weird had happened while I wasn't looking), and I haven't deposited anywhere since Nov 5... I just don't play much anymore because it's such a hassle -- loading cards, feesfeesfeesfees on both ends, plus we never know when or how a cashout will be paid out (should lightning strike and lady luck smile), plus fees again. I've had breaks as long as 2 and half years... but still pop in here every day. :) I play free or penny tourneys (if I've won 10 cents on a previous tourney LOL).

    Playing online isn't as much fun as it used to be, so I don't miss it as much.
     
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  16. Dec 8, 2012
  17. Osloking

    Osloking Quit Gambling

    Occupation:
    Melodies :3
    Location:
    Norge or NO-WAY!
    Well gambling is one of most destructive addictive out there.

    Gambling can be a very hard addiction to break. some say it is considered to be worst than drugs
    Many gamblers lose their homes, other assets, and their families.

    many people is not aware that they have a gambling problem untill they hit rock bottom.

    As long as the house has the house-edge you will no matter what lose more than win over long period.

    also i recommend anybody who feels that they might have a gambling problem check this site out. (its free & infomative)

    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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  18. Dec 8, 2012
  19. labeled

    labeled Senior Member

    Occupation:
    na
    Location:
    Land of the "free"
    I was sort of half-joking with this post, but really it's given me a lot to think about. Like when does something for fun become a habit, and when does a habit become more than that? Seems like this was pretty perfect timing for me to bring it back to fun instead of habit.

    Mousey, you're right, though - kind of hard to have 'fun' with it online anymore. Just too many problems.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2012
  21. michielm1

    michielm1 Senior Member mm1

    Occupation:
    teamleader/techical operator
    Location:
    Nederland
    if a person understands that he needs to have the stove on when its cold, in a house that keeps him dry, a stomach that is filled and stays hydrated...
    dont play with money u cant afford to lose.

    some people are more likely to get addictions due to the lack of your brains making certain chemicals... a bit like ADD... not enough dopamine, endorfine and serotonine makes someone with add do more radical things to 'feel'...

    if one is scared of becomimg addicted to gambling, try cocain... then you dont have the cash to spend in casino's anymore.
     
  22. Dec 9, 2012
  23. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    Location:
    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
    That's the danger. You always start off with that but as your habit grows intense you will dip deeper into your pockets and start betting with money you cant afford to lose. You will start thinking 'Well, I still have a job and my paycheck will arrive next week' or 'poor luck can only go so far. I am due for a change of luck so I shall double my bet sizes.' These are all mind games but this time your opponent is yourself.
     
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  24. Dec 9, 2012
  25. De Beuker

    De Beuker Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Production
    Location:
    Netherlands

    Believe me, you're better off gambling.
     
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  26. Dec 9, 2012
  27. P.V.

    P.V. Senior Member webmeister

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    Make money!
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    Turn around...
    Not a good idea or suggestion! :what:
     
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  28. Dec 9, 2012
  29. michielm1

    michielm1 Senior Member mm1

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    teamleader/techical operator
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    Nederland
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    well as a matter of fact, it wasnt a serious remark...

    i can consider myself lucky... i regularly play online, but i'm such a sore loser that i close my account after 7-8 dep's without any win
     
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  30. Dec 9, 2012
  31. Sandie08

    Sandie08 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Housewife
    Location:
    United States
    addiction and what cure me!

    Hi
    I am (was) addicted to online gambling for 12 years, when the USA players could play mircogamming sites (2004)I was very fortunate to win a huge jackpot, but unfortunately I put a huge chunk back into it. it only took me a year to be broke again. I had to take a break, then I got into poker, then that didn't fair to well either. So I took another break. Then I discovered RTG casinos. How do you really win a jackpot on the RTG casinos, since it is random? but I kept playing anyway... Then I discovered the silver dollar casino, which close down, then I found liberty slots. Well, I am having problems with Liberty slots as I type this. Not going to count on my cash out with them, but I still hope I get it. They owe me 3000.00. The past month since I with drew the money I haven't played any casino. I am done playing. Liberty slots has taught me a lesson, the lesson I have learned is online gaming is not to be trusted. It is not like it use to be, fun and you actually got your pay outs within 48 hours and the money was actually in your bank account.

    I do like the club world group but they have that OKAY pay, which is a pain. I do not want to deal with a third party to get my money. It has turned into a hassle, so I agree with a lot of you. Better to go to a land based casino.

    It also got me thinking, if they can rip you off, what can they really do with all your personal information that you send them to get verify, it is pretty scary. Who are these people we are giving our money to. We really do not know. USA players have no recourse either. We are alone. No one will help us if we need it.

    I know it I should of listened to the meister on here when it said that Liberty Slots was not recommended to play at, and I wished I would of heed the warning.

    So I wish you all the best and I hope you are careful when you decide to give all your personal information and money away. I am done doing that myself and my husband is a happier man:)))
     
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  32. Jan 25, 2013
  33. THE WAY I ROLL

    THE WAY I ROLL Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Cop
    Location:
    Canada
    Entertainment Value

    I Had a crazy year 2012, I took things to limits no slot payer ever should. If I counted All my reverse withdrawl's as cashout's I should be up 30k. Truly sick I have had some amazing hits but they all have come at a price- down 20k on the year. I know slot playing can be profitable with the right strategy and self control. I usually know if the games are paying out after the first $50, but as a true sucker always chase my bets. All my big win's came from microgaming casino's, when they start to pay out balance runs even-hits big, when they don't balance slowly drop's and the features suck. Don't Gambel more than you can Afford to lose. This is entertainment and we get lucky sometimes. I did play a deposit of $300 to 10k in 3 hours. Cashed out and lost it in 3 days- Why?-That's The Way I Roll :)
     
  34. Jan 25, 2013
  35. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

    Occupation:
    Builder, mainly renovations.
    Location:
    Planet Tharg, dark side, where nothing grows.
    Well, you've reached stage 2, stage 1 being the hardest hurdle to face, admitting and getting a problem out in the open (A journey of a thousand miles, begins with the 1st step). Sometimes we confuse an addiction with our needs to entertain ourselves, albeit - Boredom, Escapism, are two great examples here - A true gambling addict will sell the souls of their kids to finance their habit, a slippery slope that bears no peak.

    If your gambling is nothing more than a time filler then choose a more apt hobby that costs nothing, if however the cravings are more than this, it needs to be nipped in the bud, or eventually you will lose all that you hold dear. Never, ever have aspirations that are fuelled by "That big win is coming I can feel it", take a look around you, are things running okay?, do you and your family need that huge win?, if the answers are no, do not risk losing them on nothing more than a whim.

    Five years down the line you will look back at my reply and think one of two things......

    "I'm glad I listened to Seventh".

    "I wish i'd listened to Seventh".

    The choice my friend is yours :).

    Good luck.
     
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  36. Jan 25, 2013
  37. michielm1

    michielm1 Senior Member mm1

    Occupation:
    teamleader/techical operator
    Location:
    Nederland
    in other words... get a f*cking life bozo's, your gambling cause nobody calls u up on a saturdays, because your a dick to hang out with.
     
  38. Jan 26, 2013
  39. THE WAY I ROLL

    THE WAY I ROLL Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Cop
    Location:
    Canada
    Just saying- Gambel Aware-Those slots can suck u in.

    If anyone Has a problem with Gambeling, I Rec. Responsible Gaming and Quit Before your Broke. If you are reading this post, you were interested in the topic. I am not asking for Help, I am finantialy ok. Playing Slots and Casino Games can be a lot of fun and entertaining with a balanced bankroll and time scale.
     

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