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Question Do you keep record of your lifetime earnings/losses from gambling?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by fire, May 12, 2014.


Do you keep record of your lifetime earning/losses from gambling?

  1. No, I don't keep record of my gambling.

    34 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I'm a lifetime winner so far.

    9 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I'm a lifetime loser so far.

    13 vote(s)
  4. I do not gamble.

    1 vote(s)
    May 12, 2014
  1. fire

    fire Experienced Member

    Information Technology
    I have kept a record of my lifetime win/loss history since I started gambling (5 years ago).

    I am down, but that is to be expected: I play negative expectation games.

    I wonder how many people keep track of lifetime earning/losses from gambling.

    Keep in mind that it's not inividual bet records. It's just total deposits minus withdraws.

  2. May 12, 2014
  3. lockinlove

    lockinlove Staring into the sun PABaccred

    I work :D
    I def keep track of my losses. Gotta keep an eye on that budget.

    I dont play a whole tonne so its easier for me. I havent deposited in almost a month. BGO gave me 100 free spins and I won $200 CAD and cashed out on Friday.

    For this year im up about $1000. Thats from mostly betting 90 cents per spin. Ive gotten really lucky as my luck hasnt been with just one casino group..its been with various.

    I do have a tough time getting a win in the RTG casinos though.
  4. May 12, 2014
  5. osulle

    osulle Ueber Meister CAG mm4 mm1

    Northern hemisphere
    I don't keep track. That would be too depressing:eek: But if I did keep track it would probably show me in the negative over my lifetime of gambling. I play slots and they can be tricky buggers.:D
  6. May 12, 2014
  7. mrmark21

    mrmark21 Meister Member

    Telecommunications Consultant
    I don't bother, I'm mainly a slots player and the house edge dictates that your going to be a lifetime loser unless you hit a massive progressive jackpot, so I don't see the point in recording this information.
    2 people like this.
  8. May 12, 2014
  9. Captain Chaos

    Captain Chaos Senior Member webby

    Train Guard
    United Kingdom
    Not for slots, no. I know I will lose over a lifetime playing them so what's the point? Unless I hit a huge one, obviously!

    I do keep track of my poker wins and losses though.
  10. May 12, 2014
  11. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    I can't answer that poll. It's too few options.

    One time every year I ask those places I play the most at to give me the stats.
    At some places I'm up and others down.

    I don't find it so important since I play for entertainment mostly.
    I don't keep track on what I spend on food or other things so why on this?
  12. May 12, 2014
  13. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Not in workforce
    I've answered yes, but it only applies to online. I got lucky.

    If you took my 11K win about a year and half ago out of the equation, I'd be down about 6K, which at 1K a year is pretty good considering how often I gamble, and that includes the fees for my card and wire transers and foreign exchange.

    I've had 3 other notable wins too, or I'd be down a lot more!

    This year has been a total slump, and part of that is me losing the ease of using an ewallet and making more small withdrawals to play again with.
  14. May 12, 2014
  15. fire

    fire Experienced Member

    Information Technology
    Thank you all for the participation! :)

    I understand by your answer that you do not keep records, but uses a method to somehow control your losses/winnings per site. I think you can vote for "No, I don't keep record of my gambling."

    Maybe one admin could change this option to "No, I don't keep record of my lifetime gambling results." for clarification.
  16. May 12, 2014
  17. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    Not really that either:)
    I do a check up every year so if I wanted to I would probably be able to check.
    What I think I would like to say is that since 99.9% of all gamblers are losing, it's better to not focus on if we lose or not. We are.

    Don't mind me. I'm talking too much :)
    1 person likes this.
  18. May 12, 2014
  19. paul7388

    paul7388 Meister Member MM

    not a lot
    glasgow scotland
    no I dont keep a record either as I only gamble what I can afford and it makes no difference to me to know how much ive spent in my lifetime. But I do know this year im in profit for a change lol.
  20. May 13, 2014
  21. nisosbar

    nisosbar Ueber Meister PABnonaccred

    Right here
    No, I don't keep track, though I should, for tax purposes. I guess I figure if I have a really good win at some point, then I can go back and request the relevant info from the 2 or 3 casinos I play at, and account for these expenses/losses.
  22. May 13, 2014
  23. tinybettor

    tinybettor Experienced Member

    Retail Store Manager
    I use to keep track when I was consistently getting bad runs and wanted to know exactly how much I had spent. The numbers were mind-boggling and made me realise I needed to keep a leash on my depositing. I had a couple of wins and thought things were looking somewhat bright but now things have gone complete 180 and just don't want to see or think about the numbers now. All I know is I'm in the red at every casino I've played at and it's a LOT of casinos.
  24. May 13, 2014
  25. Nightfly

    Nightfly Experienced Member

    Somewhere USA
    I keep transaction folders for the casinos I play most often. this includes deposits and withdrawals. I usually keep these records for a year or two and then stat again.
  26. May 13, 2014
  27. natbuck

    natbuck Dormant account

    I don't because I play for fun with only the amount I can afford to 'lose'. It's my entertainment expense, just like some people buy video games for entertainment.
    1 person likes this.
  28. May 13, 2014
  29. mathsboy1975

    mathsboy1975 Senior Member webmeister

    software engineer
    UK London
    I don't keep track myself, but when I asked for my self exclusion to be removed from betfair exchange/games about a year ago, they sent me a breakdown of my account ever since I opened it (about 2003). The account revealed that I had lost about £24,000 over a roughly ten year span, about £18,000 of which was purely on horse racing. That doesn't include other bookmaker accounts though so I am guessing over my lifetime I have lost in the region of £80K to £90K over my lifetime.

    Depressing really....
  30. May 13, 2014
  31. mattsgame

    mattsgame Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

    Out Of Town

    I keep track of my wins and loses.

    I also keep track of my overall deposits and withdrawals at all casinos individually along with RTP and individual game RTp. I ask for these on a regular basis and it provides some interesting stats/details. The casinos may get sick of it though :confused: but I am a stats man through and through.

    But just like others I play for fun, I could withdraw so many more times than I do but I enjoy the entertainment.
  32. May 13, 2014
  33. syntynyt

    syntynyt kuollut

    i'm a lifetime loser in both online and landbased thanks to Playtech and DoA, American Poker II, Lucky Lady Charm and old crappy Novomatics
    but in last two weeks i'm on recovery winning 1000 and counting from an initial 10eur in landbased thanks to my fav slot, jewels 4 all. i put these money in saving account and locked for 3 months. i cant figure what is the problem with laptop bluetooth but i will fill the screenshots section soon :thumbsup:
  34. May 13, 2014
  35. orion

    orion Experienced Member PABnonaccred

    wine. We make it.
    deep south of Eu
    Yes I keep track.
    Furthermore, I have a bank account dedicated to gambling only (both land based casinos and online gambling)
    Started to keep track on year 2003
    I am down if I consider casinos gambling, but I am up when I consider sport betting.
    Final balance is UP but I voted I am down since this poll is about casinos only I guess.
  36. May 13, 2014
  37. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist CAG mm2

    Casual Stocktaker (Inventory Counter)
    Yes I keep track of the following...

    How much I have lost/won at each casino I have ever deposited at. So I know where I have been lucky/unlucky/break even/up/down/whatever.

    All my deposits/withdrawals by calendar month (I make several per month ranging from as little as £10 to as much as £200 depending on various circumstances/available offers/whether I am winning or losing etc). I do this simply to monitor my monthly gambling budget. If I hit a certain number in the losses column before the end of the month, then it's time to shut the slotting down until the start of a new month. There are no exceptions to this rule for me. Ever.

    Whilst I am down overall by a four figure sum (close to 5 grand) since I started online slotting in November 2011, I do not get depressed by it at all.
    If anything, it helps me "stay in control". If I didn't keep track, I think my gambling could spiral out of control, especially on a losing streak. When it comes to gambling losses, ignorance might be bliss for some of us, but for me, ignorance might be absolute carnage waiting to happen. I've read some real horror stories on this forum since I joined it late last year. And I am absolutely hell bent on not having my own horror story to tell sometime in the future.

    And oh....yeah I guess I am a bit of a "stattophile" as well. So that's another reason why I keep track.
    2 people like this.
  38. May 14, 2014
  39. spintee

    spintee Meister Member webby mm2

    gambler :)
    Not a chance of keeping records, I do at the start of the month but by the end of the first week its all over the shot and end up deleting, All I got to do is look at my bank statements and enough to get the rope out, Do not want a instant reminder every time I open up the wrong folder on computer, It most probs be different if I was depositing hundreds a day and winning big :mad:
    Untill than does not really bother me but surely Im well down over the years

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