Junkie turned Junkie

cheekymonkey

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until i discovered CASINOMEISTER i was without a doubt a video poker junkie - that was until i came across the winner screenshots thread on here and then suddenly i was converted into a slot junkie :eek: (i really had never played a slot until i found this site!! btw, i ust want to make it clear that im not knocking Bryan and his hard work at all, as he does an excellent job here and long may the success continue for him) probably because the screenshots looked so so pretty that i just couldnt resist in joining in and trying to share my big wins with all you guys

but - this is just to let you all know that im gonna give it up for a while, maybe a long while im not sure - but i know i cant keep going on chasing these wins on the slots - its a lot of fun yes and the graphics and sounds are so addictive, but its really taking over my life

so i just wanna say the best of luck to you all - and to all of you that have the gambling under control, try and keep it that way!!! :thumbsup: for those that dont - think about what you are doing and remember, you only have 1 chance at this life...!!

lastly i just wanna give KUDOS to:

Casinomeister - as you work so hard to keep this site in order - i will always come back to visit (in secret hehe) - in fact if i come back in about 10 or 20 years time im sure most of you guys will be here anyway - lol :D

Slotster! - coz you're truly a slots legend on the winner screenshots thread - you really do live up to your username - YOU DA MAN!!!! :notworthy

JohnSteed - as you are the coolest guy on here and when you make a post i just know its gonna be well worth reading

Pinababy69 - you just sound soooo sweeet

Simmo! - winner of the 'most chilled out' award!!!!!

good luck guys - its been fun sharing my experiences with you and ill be back one day to visit!!!!

cheekymonkey
:cheers:
 

Simmo!

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England
Hi CM

A brave decision and kudos for making it. Whatever happens i hope it goes well and maybe we'll see you one day. If its 10-20 years, put some money in my begging cup if you see me on the streets nr. Leicester Square :D

Good luck matey

Simmo!
 

Pinababy69

RIP Lisa
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so i just wanna say the best of luck to you all - and to all of you that have the gambling under control, try and keep it that way!!! for those that dont - think about what you are doing and remember, you only have 1 chance at this life...!!

That is excellent advice for everyone Cheekymonkey!! This online gaming can really screw you up if you let it. It becomes far too convenient to sit at home and play...and it's not just your finances that suffer. I started playing online when I had my daughter, because I was at home anyway...and your social life definitely changes once you have little ones. But I have to say that since October I have a pretty good handle on it...I only play what I can afford to play and definitely limit myself. I find I enjoy it more also. Playing everyday just becomes more of the same old, same old. I applaud your decision...and wish you the best of luck!!

Pinababy69 - you just sound soooo sweeet

That's only cause you don't know me, lol. Trust me, I can be a bitch on wheels when provoked. But...THANK YOU for the compliment, that is very nice of you to say. :)
 

BrianC

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Location
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cheekymonkey said:
until i discovered CASINOMEISTER i was without a doubt a video poker junkie - that was until i came across the winner screenshots thread on here and then suddenly i was converted into a slot junkie :eek: (i really had never played a slot until i found this site!! btw, i ust want to make it clear that im not knocking Bryan and his hard work at all, as he does an excellent job here and long may the success continue for him) probably because the screenshots looked so so pretty that i just couldnt resist in joining in and trying to share my big wins with all you guys

but - this is just to let you all know that im gonna give it up for a while, maybe a long while im not sure - but i know i cant keep going on chasing these wins on the slots - its a lot of fun yes and the graphics and sounds are so addictive, but its really taking over my life

so i just wanna say the best of luck to you all - and to all of you that have the gambling under control, try and keep it that way!!! :thumbsup: for those that dont - think about what you are doing and remember, you only have 1 chance at this life...!!

lastly i just wanna give KUDOS to:

Casinomeister - as you work so hard to keep this site in order - i will always come back to visit (in secret hehe) - in fact if i come back in about 10 or 20 years time im sure most of you guys will be here anyway - lol :D

Slotster! - coz you're truly a slots legend on the winner screenshots thread - you really do live up to your username - YOU DA MAN!!!! :notworthy

JohnSteed - as you are the coolest guy on here and when you make a post i just know its gonna be well worth reading

Pinababy69 - you just sound soooo sweeet

Simmo! - winner of the 'most chilled out' award!!!!!

good luck guys - its been fun sharing my experiences with you and ill be back one day to visit!!!!

cheekymonkey
:cheers:


Cheeky,
I applaud your decision also :thumbsup:
These games are extremely addictive and it's vital to know when you've reached your 'breaking' point and to take *immediate* action.
I have resticted myself a couple of times when I felt I just was losing too much money and losing control of my urges to play.
Let me give some valuable advice, from my own experiences:
Close your casino accounts and deinstall them!! Don't leave them on your PC or you'll see 'em and get tempted.
Then, call the cash provider you use (Neteller, Click2Pay or ???) and ask
them to close your account immediately and permanetly!
It's vital to do these if you make the decision to take an extended break. We're all human and temptation can be strong. In closing up these accounts it'll make it much harder to give in. If you feel like you've been trapped by gambling urges, closing the accounts will feel like a weight off your shoulders.

There is so much beauty in life....in nature, in relationships with family, friends, etc....addictions can distort and distract us from what is truely most important to us. I'll keep you in my prayers that you'll stay strong and if you need to talk, send me a message anytime. :)

God Bless!

Brian
 

andyhinckley

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Pinababy69 said:
I only play what I can afford to play and definitely limit myself


very true Pinababy!! Thats the way it should be.

As i said in a previous post i omly deposit when i have cashed in previous winnings :) ( and winning 500 on new video slots here in uk helps!!)

Pinababy69 said:
That's only cause you don't know me, lol. Trust me, I can be a bitch on wheels when provoked.

:thumbsup: wow!!! a sweet bitch... my ideal woman :notworthy
 

Dewberry

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Cheeky,

I would like to thank you for your honesty. Your post (and the others that followed) have opened my eyes to the time and money I spend at the online casinos and I think it is time to cut back a bit.

All the best to you.
 

managra

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CheekyM, best of luck to you and i hope that the time (and money) freed up from gambling will be spent on endeavors that will give you lots of satisfaction.

When i started casinos 3 months ago, i used the same motto as i used when playing poker: I don't play with my own money! In early January i had a good week and immediately moved money out of Neteller back to my bank account. I will quit gambling probably when my Neteller acct has totally gone bust. There have been some close calls but i managed to survive so far (knock on wood).

After that good week in January i don't make bigger deposits or make bigger bets but i did make many more deposits and played way more. There was a day when i was hiking with my dog on a beautiful nature trail and the sounds of Tomb Raider were still constantly droning through my head :D

To have a drink of Scotch a day is fine but to have a bottle a day is a problem. I realized last week that my casino consumption was the equivalent of a bottle. So, i decided to scale back the amount of time i spent on it. If i can limit myself to roughly "one drink" a day then i certainly don't want to deny myself this pleasure.

Today is March 1. We are nearing the end of winter and spring is just around the corner. With it will automatically come the desire to be outdoors more rather than sitting behind the puter clicking on "Spin".
 

Pinababy69

RIP Lisa
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Location
Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Today is March 1. We are nearing the end of winter and spring is just around the corner. With it will automatically come the desire to be outdoors more rather than sitting behind the puter clicking on "Spin".

Amen to that Managra. Spring/summer can't come fast enough for me. No way am I gonna be stuck indoors behind a computer...I'm gonna be out in my backyard bbq'ing and enjoying life and my newfound freedom. I have another reason to look forward to the good weather (besides less slots)...but that's my little secret, lol. ;)
 

johnsteed

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cheekymonkey

but - this is just to let you all know that im gonna give it up for a while, maybe a long while im not sure - but i know i cant keep going on chasing these wins on the slots - its a lot of fun yes and the graphics and sounds are so addictive, but its really taking over my life


I admire the fact that you put your thoughts out there. :)


Completely understandable, and a great decision. :thumbsup: I too went through a prolonged slump that made me put the breaks on. I found that too much of my daily thoughts were about my losses, and how I was going to effectively turn things around. And while I agree 100% that slots are by far the most exciting casino games to play, I happen to think that they're the worst (especially playing catch-up) on the pocket-book. The last quarter of '05, I found that I was only chasing losses. Rough stretch, but it was a great eye-opener. I have yet to make a deposit with my own money in quite some time now. Actually, a large part about why I kept making all those threads a while back, was to get my mind off of the losses. Strangely (one would think) that I would choose to do so at a site which in large part is about online gambling, but it seemed to do the trick. ;) Actually, since I ALWAYS played for a good 5 years (literally every 2nd day), it's nice to have gotten a way for some time now. Similar thoughts as to what BrianC was saying, I had forgotten how important OTHER things were.

While I certainly love the "Winner Screenshots" thread (huge fan like every other forum member), it can certainly be misleading. It's generally the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd thread I'll go to whenever I login to my Casinomeister.com account. But, as everyone knows, what we see posted is just a fragment of the whole picture.

And "cheekymonkey", thank you for your kind words. They really made my day. :)


Steed

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Let_It_Ride

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europe
Pinababy69 said:
But I have to say that since October I have a pretty good handle on it...I only play what I can afford to play and definitely limit myself. I

if only I was this strong, I always start of with a limit in my mind but once I hit those tables I go on TILT :) and end up depositing far more than I should.

That's why I only have an account with one casino now, Virgin, it's not the sexist casino but it does offer 'player protection' where you set your own deposit limits, and it works for the last few days when I try to deposit it won't let me and reminds me that I've set limits. I find I have more money in the bank and more time.

Thank you cheekymonkey for this post at least I know I'm not alone and good luck.

Let It Ride...
 

Simmo!

Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
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Location
England
Let_It_Ride said:
if only I was this strong, I always start of with a limit in my mind but once I hit those tables I go on TILT :) and end up depositing far more than I should.

My Tip (as i used to do this): Get two bank accounts, one without a debit card and without Internet banking. When money comes into your main account or NETeller, xfer over everything you dont want to gamble with from your main account/NT to the "safe" account before you start. :thumbsup:
 

Slotster!

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Great post Cheeky, good luck to you!

I'm always extremely careful to stress wherever I can that I DEFINITELY lose money on slots!!!!! You cannot win all the time, or in fact most of the time! It's impossible!

Good of you to post and all the best! :thumbsup:
 

liquidsoap

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i often go 3 or 4 weeks without playing for that very reason.....
but i still check out casinomiester to see who is getting shafted and whats up with whats going down with casinos
brave move cheeky
 

silcnlayc

Just one more spin pleez!
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Simmo! says: Get two bank accounts, one without a debit card and without Internet banking.

Simmo! is so very right when he says this and this is something I cannot stress enough for anyone that enjoys gambling, whether online, or at any B&M casino. I have had 2 accounts for many years just for this reason.
 

BrianC

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silcnlayc said:
Simmo! is so very right when he says this and this is something I cannot stress enough for anyone that enjoys gambling, whether online, or at any B&M casino. I have had 2 accounts for many years just for this reason.

This is a great idea for those of us who want to continue playing.
But, let's support cheeky and any others who have decided enough is enough
and not give them any idea's for continuing. No matter how you do your banking, the end result is that the casino gets all your money. If your not in a position to afford that, then complete abstinance is the ONLY guarantee to a healthier state of mind and wallet.


Brian
 

andyhinckley

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Simmo! said:
My Tip (as i used to do this): Get two bank accounts, one without a debit card and without Internet banking. When money comes into your main account or NETeller, xfer over everything you dont want to gamble with from your main account/NT to the "safe" account before you start. :thumbsup:

I go one step further...

I only have a cash card (no debit card) account
and no credit cards either...
i use Ukash or neteller
 

Pinababy69

RIP Lisa
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I only have a cash card (no debit card) account

Ditto here Andy. I also have a prepaid Mastercard which is super because I load what I can afford to lose...and when it's gone, it's gone. No internet banking, no debit cards, no choice, lol.
 

Pinababy69

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If your not in a position to afford that, then complete abstinance is the ONLY guarantee to a healthier state of mind and wallet.

Words of wisdom to live by Brian. :thumbsup:
 

cheekymonkey

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bump!

hey guys/girls

thanks for all your kind words :thumbsup: but tbph i have found it ridiculously hard to give it up...ive tried but cant do it - ive got no willpower whatsoever

ive had a few nasty 'sessions' with the slots and just cant hit a f*&$^&)g thing so i hope things change soon

ive also noticed a severe lack of screenshots from the legend him/herself - Slotster! - maybe ill bring some luck!!! :D :D

ps...just wanna say a quick hello to pinababy as well - HELLO!!!! hope you are feeling better!!! xx
 

Pinababy69

RIP Lisa
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cheekymonkey said:
ps...just wanna say a quick hello to pinababy as well - HELLO!!!! hope you are feeling better!!! xx

Awwwww, you are so sweet, lol. Hope you're doing okay, you know my email if you need to talk. We need to get you some willpower!!! :)
 

caruso

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cheekymonkey said:
Slotster! - coz you're truly a slots legend on the winner screenshots thread - you really do live up to your username - YOU DA MAN!!!! :notworthy

...who loses over £20,000 a year gambling. He acknowledged this himself, and kudos to him for so doing, but lauding such a person doesn't seem particularly appropriate in the circumstances.

Simmo! - winner of the 'most chilled out' award!!!!!

I take it this was a joke and not some Casinomeister award I missed?
 

cheekymonkey

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caruso said:
...who loses over 20,000 a year gambling. He acknowledged this himself, and kudos to him for so doing, but lauding such a person doesn't seem particularly appropriate in the circumstances.

yes caruso - i realise this

but im just trying to be a little lighthearted about things

i dont go to sleep at night wishing i could be just like Slotster!, but he certainly does live up to his username a lot of the time and does post the shots that a lot of people do wanna see!! :D
 

cheekymonkey

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Pinababy69 said:
Awwwww, you are so sweet, lol. Hope you're doing okay, you know my email if you need to talk. We need to get you some willpower!!! :)

im sure i saw someone selling it on ebay - hehe
xxxx
 

cjb

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Good luck to you, cheekymonkey. I, too, only played VP until I came to this site and now only play slots. Learned alot here but with the weather turning nice I will be outside much more and will probably slow down in my playing. It's hard not to try to give those slotjunkie competitions a go tho.
 
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