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Had Enough, I give up

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by catrina m, May 31, 2008.

    May 31, 2008
  1. catrina m

    catrina m Senior Member PABaccred

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    US of A
    I surrender

    I keep hoping for the win that makes all this worth it but I realize it will never happen.

    If I win, I give it back ( be honest, who doesn't eventually) and when I lose I figure I have had bad luck. Ouch!

    I have to be very unlucky or just plain stupid to keep giving my money away. I am opting for stupid because thats what I must be to keep doing it.

    I know you can win at online gambling, doesn't everyone? It's a surefire way to make a quick buck!


    I will continue to read about everyone's good fortune, but they have taken my last deposit. I am not a problem gambler. I only risk what I have to be entertained with, but I think I will seek better entertainment than watching my balance dissappear and then getting a prompt to go to the cashier.

    If I gave it to someone in dire need that I never met before I would feel better the next day.

    That sounds better than getting spam about how I can win, win win!!!!

    Good luck everyone!

    Not bitter, just utterly defeated.
     
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  2. May 31, 2008
  3. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    When it stops being profitable, fun, or even mildly entertaining, it is time to take a break.
    Shoving hard earned money down the drain is unlikely to be anybodies cup of tea. :(

    Good luck with your abstention :thumbsup:

    KK
     
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  4. May 31, 2008
  5. Matthew23

    Matthew23 Dormant account

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    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    catrina m, I understand that feeling so much :)

    Your experience with gambling is not unique, it's the same for everyone of us. Everyone will have the same good/bad luck, it will just appear that people win more based on how they present themselves on these forums. We are always heading towards a zero balance, hitting the feature just delays this a little.

    There are far better hobbies out there. With gambling you will always experience lows, like you are feeling right now. Just remember how you feel right now and remember if you continue to gambling you will have this feeling many more times in the future. It's not a nice thought.

    Gambling will never be profitable.... unless you can defy the laws of mathematics
     
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  6. May 31, 2008
  7. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

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    ... or use bonuses in the opposite spirit that they were given
    ... or you work for the casino

    :D

    Good luck to you, Catrina!
     
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  8. May 31, 2008
  9. Matthew23

    Matthew23 Dormant account

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    Yes, but do that once and you'll be banned and perhaps not even paid.

    Even a standard deposit bonus usually carries such hugh wagering requirments that you will on average lose more than the bonus is worth. All a bonus really does is extend your 'play time'
     
  10. May 31, 2008
  11. Roar

    Roar Dormant account

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    Bonuses can not be given in "spirit". If the so called spirit is that the customer is in no way meant to profit than just where is the "give", and just where is the "bonus"?

    Just about every single bonus is advertised as "free cash" to put into your pocket. The so called "spirit" of bonuses must be understood from the attending bonus promotion. [It's cash profits for players all the way baby!!]

    Such bonus promotions convey the unmistakable message that there is a PROFIT to be made from the receipt of a bonus.

    Bonus "spirit" = the opportunity to profit.

    But let's be clear - there ain't no "spirit" in a bonus (unless you believe in ghosts).

    Catrina m would not have suffered a loss (overall) using a bonus. On that Slots Wizard, I know we agree.

    If one is truly to advocate on behalf of players then one must surely start and end with the plea to always play with a bonus. PLAY with a BONUS or simply lose more and more cash to greedy corporates and ever greedy affiliates.

    /
     
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  12. May 31, 2008
  13. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

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    I wasn't trying to start a flamewar.

    ---

    Back to the topic at hand: Catrina, enjoy the break.
     
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  14. May 31, 2008
  15. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    If you have had enough, isnt trying to be banned the ultimate goal. You wont be losing anymore:D:D
     
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  16. May 31, 2008
  17. Matthew23

    Matthew23 Dormant account

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    If you are banned because you broke the rules then you will lose even more money. The best thing to do is email the casino and tell them to permanently close your account and not to open it again under any circumstances.

    You don't have to break the rules to get permanently banned :)
     
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  18. May 31, 2008
  19. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    If that's true I've been defying the laws for 7-years.
    I have been 'bonus banned' at 1 or 2 casinos from 130+, but always got paid.
    On average (most bonuses), yes I agree. But as long as your above average results outweigh your below average results you'll be quids in.

    I have no wish to de-rail this thread any further - this is about someone stopping gambling.
    Bonus 'hunting' does not suit everyone, and if you're not even getting value for your money... stop!
     
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  20. May 31, 2008
  21. Matthew23

    Matthew23 Dormant account

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    I agree, let's not de-rail this thread.

    KK, I sent you a PM
     
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  22. May 31, 2008
  23. lauram

    lauram Dormant account

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    I know the feeling kat about a month ago it stopped being FUN. So for few
    weeks i stopped playing. Laughing at myself here i made a deposit into clubworld
    well i played that deposit for days was just 20 i hit so many free spins retrigered and had a bunch of us around watching me. Now that was fun for me. Past few weeks i kept a log on deposits and found that on the ones i took a bonus with
    never got any cash returned to me. Now last 9 deposits i have 7 withdraws
    1 im still playing and one i busted. Once its not fun its like opening up the van window and tossing your money out on that highway as most of us know that big one will never hit us. How many times do we spin again and again in rtg
    thinking the bell will go and rj will be ours. Im not holding my breath on that
    but for now its fun again and ill stay next week maybe ill stop again.
    GOOD LUCK feeling will pass hun hang in there.
     
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  24. May 31, 2008
  25. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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    Hi Catrina
    All I want to say to you that I wish you the very best.
    Good Luck to ya.
    B-T
     
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  26. May 31, 2008
  27. BigJock

    BigJock Banned User

    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Let's not kid ourselves...Limiting our deposit options isn't cutting down on gambling. We either take it serious and STOP or admit we have a problem. There is nothing wrong with completely walking away from it. Gamblock is an excellent program to buy for about $30. It will assure you that your gambling days on that computer is over with. Trust me, you're not missing a damn thing by not being apart of the gambling community. Go join your local G.A meetings. There are lots of people just like you and I there to support you. Don't just sit at your computer and donate to these online bookie. There was a reason why GW Bush signed that anti-gaming law. Alot of Americans who quit when the law was passed. Have saved themselves alot of sorrow. If you are truely tired. GIVE IT UP and get HELP! People will help you if you let them.
     
  28. May 31, 2008
  29. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

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    PA
    Hi Catrina
    Im sorry your having such bad run. A break is a good idea at this point. I just started working out in the mornings and feel better
     
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  30. May 31, 2008
  31. 1819

    1819 Dormant account

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    great advice and i agree with you but......to say that bush signed an anti gaming law to protect us is abserd. that is another debate. to make this thread political is not right. best of luck to you catrina...
     
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  32. May 31, 2008
  33. bb28

    bb28 Meister Member

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    Let's just take Cartrina's statement for what she said. We shouldn't go reading things into it and adding things that she didn't say or take this opportunity to get on our soapbox about the issues. It's not the time to for that. She said she is not a problem gambler, she is just fed up with throwing her money away.

    Let's just wish her the best and let her know we understand where she is coming from and I do understand Cartrina.

    BB
    :)
     
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  34. May 31, 2008
  35. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account webmeister

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    ...........couldnt have said it better bb, i wish catrina all the best as im sure we have all thought the same thing at one time or another...........laurie
     
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  36. May 31, 2008
  37. james01

    james01 Dormant account

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    that's why I play for free 90% of the time. I like to see what happens in the statistics and look at the different games and stuff. I never liked the losing money part, and I've never had any good wins. So basically, I mostly play for free, use free bonuses or whatever, and don't even bother to deposit most of the time.
     
  38. Jun 1, 2008
  39. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    Left Hungary
    Funny you should mention this...since the UIGEA, I have completly stopped playing slots online..I go to the B&M casinos now every few months for an overnight visit and I have so much more money and feel so much better knowing I am not dumping money arbitrarily into these casinos that I have found myself tipping the girl in the bathroom a lot more..and because I know I am there to have a great time and I will blow what I have, I also figure why not share the wealth while I am up in winnings..the drink girl and snack bar help always gets more from me now too..

    And I feel a lot better knowing they can use it better than the casinos online that have tightened up so much (I found this out on my last venture into online gaming which actually helped me quit)that it is truly no fun anymore playing online and they do not deserve funds (our money) this way from anyone...
     
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