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New year resolution to quit or reduce your play?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Alfran, Dec 5, 2015.

    Dec 5, 2015
  1. Alfran

    Alfran Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    travel agent
    Location:
    athens
    Anyone considering it?
    After a few months bad streak and quite a reduced income, plus change in career (uncertainty), this has crossed my mind.
    I do enjoy some play,... but i have such a personality that it will be more torture to reduce play...... so i may want to challenge myself to a year of 0 gambling online.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2015
  3. goatwack

    goatwack bombastic monk CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    Funny how this has been brought up, I too had fleeting thoughts of cutting back my play in the new year but I'm glad someone else too has the sense to suggest it. Now I know I'm going to do it!

    I have been way to carefree with my slots approach so I know for a fact that I need to address that side of things. So I'll be looking to budget and definitely cut my spending in half, especially when you consider that most of my big withdrawals have come from tiny deposits.

    Speaking of which, I make way too many micro- deposits as well, I think I ought to just make two or three larger deposits in their place. Losing small deposit amounts leaves me annoyed and leads to chasing, which is my number one hate.

    So I'll be looking to change those things and most importantly, look to have a more disciplined outlook on my slotting adventures :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Dec 6, 2015
  5. slotsgeek

    slotsgeek Dormant account webby

    Occupation:
    Affiliate
    Location:
    London
    If you are sensitive to go beyond your own limits, it's better to try and quit for a while I think.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2015
  7. barbara12

    barbara12 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canada
    Definitely trying to quit. Tired of pouring out all this money but DAMN I enjoy playing! It's more addictive then I ever thought it would be.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2015
  9. sigothx1

    sigothx1 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Civil servant
    Location:
    England
    No, i have a limit i stick to and can afford, as all recreational players should have, if you feel your spending to much ( not playing to much ) thats the time to start making changes.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2015
  11. Alfran

    Alfran Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    travel agent
    Location:
    athens
    True.... for me I need to change because there is a career switch/ new biz and i am not having the same income as i am used to as of now. So its time i break the habit for a bit and concentrate on getting back on track.
     
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  12. Dec 7, 2015
  13. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    I stopped making new year resolutions a long time ago. If i need to make a change in my life, no matter what it is, i make it then and there. :D

    As for the gambling habit i have a pretty firm budget formula since i am a freelancer and my earnings are commissions only. Hence my income fluctuates all the time, not too badly but i do have some high spikes when i had large projects and i do have lows 1 or 2 months/year.

    20% - gaming (max $5K/month, anything above is going into the savings and living expenses)
    20% - to my son, part directly, part into his college fund (max $5K/month, anything above is going into the savings and living expenses)
    20% - savings for months with low commission payments and for my early retirement at the age of 55
    20% - to finance my work
    20% - my living expenses

    It has served me well ever since i started being a freelance agent in 2008. Anything else would just make my life "hell" in the long run as I would throw too much at the slots and then get me into trouble because i don't have the funds to give to my son or visit customers or pay my daily expenses.

    In summary, i do play my budget every month and if it is lost before the end of the month, i do maybe 1 or 2 small deposits/week and the other times i ask for comps/FS to keep me entertained until i am filling-up the gaming kitty again. On the other hand, any leftovers from the budget or winnings at the end of the month go straight into savings and extras for my son.

    Any player should have a clear conscience when on the reels, meaning only play with money you can afford to lose as otherwise you will have no fun, quite to the contrary, you will put pressure on yourself chasing losses which you could not afford to lose from the start.
     
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  14. Dec 7, 2015
  15. goatwack

    goatwack bombastic monk CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    20% - gaming (max $5K/month, anything above is going into the savings and living expenses)
    20% - to my son, part directly, part into his college fund (max $5K/month, anything above is going into the savings and living expenses)
    20% - give min $5K/month to Goatwack
    20% - to finance my work
    20% - my living expenses


    There.

    Much better.
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2015
  17. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Sure, just "wack" me a PM with your Neteller details ;) :) :D
     
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  18. Dec 7, 2015
  19. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    I only ever make positive resolutions, not ones to quit behaviours.

    I did make one to better track my gambling spending a few years back, and I think that's good for any gambler who wants to remain in control to do,

    My budget per se does vary from week to week, and month to month, depending on whatever else is going on in my life at the time (and if any smaller withdrawals gave me an extended bankroll). But it's a rare week I don't at least make a weekend deposit. I deserve some "entertainment" even when I am having a losing streak.

    If anything for me about my gaming interferes with my life, it's the amount of time I spend on it. That's not just spinning, but participation in this forum, contests, tournaments, going to load my card (and once in a while take cash off my card), dealing with technical issues, etc.

    And playing in free mode when I'm broke and bored. :oops:
     
    4 people like this.
  20. Dec 7, 2015
  21. quber

    quber Senior Member

    Occupation:
    spy
    Location:
    Europe
    Off topic for the thread, but i need to report a blatant case of identity theft.

    There i am casually browsing the forum when i come upon a doppelganger of myself, my first thought was that i must have been posting in my sleep as i had no recollection of it, but no my banana has another name, what has happened who can i contact? The UKGC have said that it is beyond their scope.

    I shall be in contact with my lawyer and report back.
     
    3 people like this.
  22. Dec 7, 2015
  23. slotsgeek

    slotsgeek Dormant account webby

    Occupation:
    Affiliate
    Location:
    London
    Haha but I'm the real one from Chiquita banana :D
     
  24. Dec 7, 2015
  25. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    I have a weekly set budget which I have stuck to pretty much from day dot!

    The only time this increases (and it is a slight increase) is if my luck is in and the withdrawals are flowing, I may have the odd extra £20 or so depending on the size of the withdrawal and depending on my boredom levels at the time.

    If lady luck is not around then I stick to my original budget and if that days deposit is down the pan already, then tough!

    I do plan some changes in 2016 however. Regarding the 'extra goes' when I'm winning, the cash used for these 'extras' will now be put into a 'pot' instead. Some will hopefully fund a Mountain Bike, Week's holiday in the Summer and maybe a head start from next Christmas!
     
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  26. Dec 7, 2015
  27. quber

    quber Senior Member

    Occupation:
    spy
    Location:
    Europe
    I am the Gros Michel of bananas, the one with the proper Banana taste. You are merely the cavendish, the pretender to the throne.
     
  28. Dec 7, 2015
  29. slotsgeek

    slotsgeek Dormant account webby

    Occupation:
    Affiliate
    Location:
    London
    New year resolution to quit or reduce your play?: Funny-Home-Spongebob-Design-Hot-Bad-Banana-Wicked-Style-Figure-Toy.jpg,Dec 7, 2015
     
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  30. Dec 7, 2015
  31. hoff1985

    hoff1985 Meister Member mm1

    Occupation:
    IT Stuff :)
    Location:
    Switzerland
    yes i do. The only casino i play these days is Videoslots and i will keep it that way, and only if i have lots of spare time. Really started to enjoy landbased casinos again, especially because of the tight and volatile Novomatic games :)
     
  32. Dec 7, 2015
  33. Casino2014man

    Casino2014man Non-Gambler

    Occupation:
    Noneya
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I am considering stopping in the new year. I have taken breaks before, and enjoy playing, but I have had a pretty shitty year with customer service this year (apart from at mr G who have been great), but it has made me stop and really re-evaluate where I play and if I want to continue.

    From the New Year I may just pay the odd visit to a land based every few months or just deposit in one place.

    As they say, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
     
    3 people like this.
  34. Dec 7, 2015
  35. goatwack

    goatwack bombastic monk CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    That's a slippery slope you're going down with talk like that.


    I can see this turning into a hardcore banana war
     
    1 person likes this.
  36. Dec 7, 2015
  37. sledge13

    sledge13 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Sales
    Location:
    York
    I intend to go pro in the new year and become an online slots player 8am-4pm daily...
     
  38. Dec 7, 2015
  39. syntynyt

    syntynyt kuollut

    Location:
    ~
    wow. may i ask what kind of projects you make as freelancer. if question is too personal i wont mind. seeing such digits with my 400e mo/total, inevitable thoughts strike my head like 'i could do that?' :D

    as for new year im planning to return to poker. i played yesterday sunday storm $300k and finished on 9000 something out of 28.000 because of bad luck, i've played so well after such a long break.
     

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