I need to end this

Metmen

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Location
Croatia
Today is the day I have to decide to stop ruining my life.

It's still not that bad financially, but I know this will progress and haunt me even more in the future if I continue gambling.

I have no control of what I am doing.


I started gambling since I was like 14, playing poker for money etc.
When I was 18, I went to the casino with my friend, put 10 euros on roulette on numbers 17 and 20. The ball dropped in 17, and the next spin in 20. I was shocked by the amount of money I won.

I continued playing regularly and was absolutely killing it. I would win almost every time. That is where I got really addicted.

I had a few dry spells without any gambling, and I am pretty sure those were the only times in the last few years where I felt happy and not concerned. I would occasionally stop playing casino and only sportsbets, but the stress is the same.


Up until last month, I was 2 months clean and felt amazing. Then I got some free cash on one site and played with it. The next day I was already depositing money.

Few days ago, I got a bank loan of 1500 euros. I was losing 150 euros per day last few days. Today I lost like 800. I have only 400 euros left in my bank account. I won't touch them anymore since I have to wait another 3 weeks till my paycheck.

I will have to work atleast 6 months to slowly get back this money I lost. I deserve this punishment.


I want to be sure that I want to quit but there is still a small bit of me saying just do one more deposit.

I excluded myself just now so I cant deposit anymore. I installed betblocker on my laptop and excluded myself for 5 years. I cant open any betting sites or casinos on laptop.

Is there an app to block it on mobile too? Is there a way to get my email blocked to prevent making new accounts on new sites?


I have literally zero control now. I am disgusted by myself. I just want to stop this suffering. I changed from a happy person to a miserable one, only due to gambling. My parents also gamble and they ruined their last 10 years because of that.

I need support from you guys. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
 

Chrissy123

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Location
Lisburn
Sign up for Gamstop. It will block your email address...... as for what else I’m not sure. Don’t get me wrong there is non gam stop casinos..... but knowing that these casinos don’t have a legal obligation to pay you out and don’t have to is usually enough to put people off. I wish you all the best. Other people might have better advise on here as I’m fairly new but keep us updated on your progress. All the best. Chris
 

Davey86

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Joined
Feb 6, 2020
Location
Newcastle upon tyne
Today is the day I have to decide to stop ruining my life.

It's still not that bad financially, but I know this will progress and haunt me even more in the future if I continue gambling.

I have no control of what I am doing.


I started gambling since I was like 14, playing poker for money etc.
When I was 18, I went to the casino with my friend, put 10 euros on roulette on numbers 17 and 20. The ball dropped in 17, and the next spin in 20. I was shocked by the amount of money I won.

I continued playing regularly and was absolutely killing it. I would win almost every time. That is where I got really addicted.

I had a few dry spells without any gambling, and I am pretty sure those were the only times in the last few years where I felt happy and not concerned. I would occasionally stop playing casino and only sportsbets, but the stress is the same.


Up until last month, I was 2 months clean and felt amazing. Then I got some free cash on one site and played with it. The next day I was already depositing money.

Few days ago, I got a bank loan of 1500 euros. I was losing 150 euros per day last few days. Today I lost like 800. I have only 400 euros left in my bank account. I won't touch them anymore since I have to wait another 3 weeks till my paycheck.

I will have to work atleast 6 months to slowly get back this money I lost. I deserve this punishment.


I want to be sure that I want to quit but there is still a small bit of me saying just do one more deposit.

I excluded myself just now so I cant deposit anymore. I installed betblocker on my laptop and excluded myself for 5 years. I cant open any betting sites or casinos on laptop.

Is there an app to block it on mobile too? Is there a way to get my email blocked to prevent making new accounts on new sites?


I have literally zero control now. I am disgusted by myself. I just want to stop this suffering. I changed from a happy person to a miserable one, only due to gambling. My parents also gamble and they ruined their last 10 years because of that.

I need support from you guys. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
Maybe a family member can help you and restrict your finances for the time being? Cancel all your payment methods so you don’t give in on the near future? Withdraw all available money so you can’t deposit online? Their is many ways you can help yourself
 

Metmen

Newbie member
Joined
Dec 17, 2015
Location
Croatia
Sign up for Gamstop. It will block your email address...... as for what else I’m not sure. Don’t get me wrong there is non gam stop casinos..... but knowing that these casinos don’t have a legal obligation to pay you out and don’t have to is usually enough to put people off. I wish you all the best. Other people might have better advise on here as I’m fairly new but keep us updated on your progress. All the best. Chris
Thanks for the reply.

I am from Croatia so can't use Gamstop. Any other sites that can block my email?
 

pinnit2014

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Glasgow and Home - N Ireland
Bet Blocker should work on your mobile? What phone do you have?

I wouldn’t be too fussed about email etc; you can literally set new ones up every minute so not sure how that would help if there’s no national self exclusion scheme?

As Davey says re Family members and maybe see what Gamblers Anon meetings are around (not sure how that works in Covid era right enough)
 

Chrissy123

Newbie member
Joined
Apr 25, 2020
Location
Lisburn
Gamstop is linked to your number and email. Sorry should have made that a little clearer. But yeah suppose you could get a new phone just as easy as an email. But at least you are taking the right steps. Every little helps. Maybe keep us updated for extra support.
 

Guntis

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Location
United kingdom
As some say; "you can stop gambling but never forever"! In my opinion, all these apps, software, Gamstops etc. are useless. They can prevent you from making a deposit, but they won't stop your desire to gamble!

Personally, I would find a way to deposit and gamble online in around 10 minutes time and if not online, then I would go to a real casino without any problems.

The best helper to you is yourself! To stop (temporarily) yourself and to learn to take your gambling habit under control is to find an alternative hobby and put all your effort and time in there.

In a nutshell, try to work out on what you are good at and what you would happily do even without being paid for it.

Also, a very important is to be open about your problem with your friends and close relatives. Try not to hide anything from them, speak up and say anything that is in your mind, that will help you to clearly weigh the situation up.
 

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