what are your most shameful gambling moments?

Gaz237

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yeah, some poor choices
problem is/was, a WD of a few hundred, while could technically save toward one, would, and have been, pissed away toward other things...small WDs always seem to get gobbled up for everyday things; so did, what i otherwise wouldnt have, tried the 'big bets'.
i generally max out at a buck bet, and tried the $3-$5 bets, just never hit

honestly, i cant much complain, i got a $2500 WD that made xmas sweet

So, Bearing in mind, what thread we are on.

How would xmas of been without the $2500?

How much of the $2500, did you put away for your hot tub?.
 

dionysus

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So, Bearing in mind, what thread we are on.

How would xmas of been without the $2500?

How much of the $2500, did you put away for your hot tub?.
oh, xmas would have been fine - i was just more generouse than normal and spoiled mom and took some stress off bills
put jack toward the tub
 

lockinlove

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im more surprised that anyone even responds to weird slots are rigged pm's. Ive had a few and responding would be a massive waste of time.

Worst from me was a few years ago blowing a 3k withdraw back on table games. I never reverse now and am very strict that when I reach a certain number I stop. Ive played long enough to know that even getting 1 win is lucky in a session so going for two when you are up is just asking to lose it all. No matter the delays or tactics I do not reverse so yeah havent reversed in years.
 

Scott1baird

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A bit like goatwack (although certainly not as much) i once won a few hundred pounds on a 10p bet and kept playing through to meet wagering without realising the new bonus separate from deposit rule. Needless to say I lost it all...
done that myself got a huge white rabbit win of over £550 on a 10p stake feature buy with WH diff rules for there wagering stakes, anyway thought I was wagering and lost the lot not realising i could have withdrawn.
 

TheresNoDInBonanza

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Winning big and then just frittering it away instead of cashing-out - makes me feel like shit every time :mad:
I have done it many dozens of times - and to my shame I am still doing it now...
Not every time though - I'm getting a little better at finding the "withdraw" button.

Right now I have about €1,000 left in V&J casino, after getting it up to over €3,600.
This was from the balance left after I cashed-out €4,000 from a $400 deposit in November - so potentially I COULD have withdrawn €7,600 from that deposit.
What makes it worse, is that most of my frittering has been on slots which I know are CRAP!
It's just stupid :(

KK

Just FYI KK - this post really made me wanna gamble so maybe it's not ideal for this sub forum? I'm not the post police but just recollections of big wins and the fact you're saying that the worst thing you've had happen to you while gambling is not withdrawing enough winnings...
 

Borgie

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Just FYI KK - this post really made me wanna gamble so maybe it's not ideal for this sub forum? I'm not the post police but just recollections of big wins and the fact you're saying that the worst thing you've had happen to you while gambling is not withdrawing enough winnings...

I thought being in the no gambling zone meant you couldn't see posts like this . Not good.
 

Bloatgoat

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I was in a landbased casino once, i pulled a 3000 euro handpay, very cool, one hour later the same employee who paid me the handpay, saw me at the ATM again. She was like no did you really ..? I said Yes. That's part of the game.

I was in a landbased casino one time, kept going to the ATM behind the administrative part, kept getting notes, to finally be confronted with Transaction not allowed. It took a moment to figure out it was'nt my account being zero'd but my bank card having a 6000 euro a day transaction limit. When i got home i realised i blew 6 grand in barely 4 hours, lol.

I played online, having a 11k win with a bonus game. 2 hours later back to zero, lol.

I played online, having a 13k win, only withdrawled a lowsy 2k knowing i could have it all and call it a day in just the click of a button.

I never really kicked it to the worst parts. I knew people who take that to a complete different level. I.e spending all the money in a landbased, and having to sell goods from the trunk in the parking lot just to pay the ticket for parking. I had a friend who would be so clever to stick to another car entering the parking garage to not pay, and do the same thing upon exit. Since parking lots are all digital these days (they read license plates) it took a few times before that license plate was banned. Or 'lending the car from a friend, putting it straight in front of the building of the landbased, having emergency lights on, hood popped open, just to play for a half hour, which in return ended up in staying over 7 hours in the casino, topped at 10k playing BJ, and finally losing it all again. When he came back, the car battery died of having excessive lights / emergency lights on.

I did'nt know untill he took me to the landbased again, where he was taken apart and having a word with them about his latest car action. They did'nt appreciate it lol.
 

slotplayer

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In 2011, after about 2 years of playing mostly Cleo II at the land casino I said to myself someday I'm going to hit those 5 scatters, well 2-3 spins later I hit them for $10k. Like an idiot I got all cash, big stack of $100 bills, then proceeded to go on a massive loosing streak, left with about $1100. Totally bummed out on the ride home, said I'm never going back.

About 17 days later I went back. I hit scatters twice for $10k each, and two $5k jackpots inbetween. This time I smartened up and got the $$$ in checks. Left with $28k, went home and paid off my auto loan balance as soon as the checks cleared.
 

TheresNoDInBonanza

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In 2011, after about 2 years of playing mostly Cleo II at the land casino I said to myself someday I'm going to hit those 5 scatters, well 2-3 spins later I hit them for $10k. Like an idiot I got all cash, big stack of $100 bills, then proceeded to go on a massive loosing streak, left with about $1100. Totally bummed out on the ride home, said I'm never going back.

About 17 days later I went back. I hit scatters twice for $10k each, and two $5k jackpots inbetween. This time I smartened up and got the $$$ in checks. Left with $28k, went home and paid off my auto loan balance as soon as the checks cleared.

Congrats on the win, but if winning $28k is your most shameful gambling moment you've had a blessed career.

I guess it's understandable, not everyone has a problem and becomes a degenerate, just not really what I had in mind for the thread
 

slotplayer

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Congrats on the win, but if winning $28k is your most shameful gambling moment you've had a blessed career.

I guess it's understandable, not everyone has a problem and becomes a degenerate, just not really what I had in mind for the thread

I went through my degenerate period from 2002-2003, that's why I know so much about what you're dealing with. I didn't like the guy I was becoming. While I didn't steal or sell anything to get gambling money I did make up bullshyt excuses (lies basically) to borrow money, most of which I paid back.

There are no wins in continued gambling unless you win an obscene amount like the power ball. Then that just presents another array of stress/problems.

I run in to a guy at a store (actually at a couple of different stores) now and then (I don't know him personally but just talk to him) that won a million on a scratch ticket a few years back, he drives an old beat up piece of shyt, the store clerk told me his wife left him, took the house, 1/2 the money, he's still buying tickets trying to recreate the glory day.

Just last week I was putting air in my tires at the gas station on my street, they sell scratch off tickets there as well, saw a guy scratching tickets nearby, started a conversation with him, he also won a million in 2013 at that very gas station, but he's still buying/chasing them.

Then every day I see a little old lady buying scratch off tickets. I stopped buying scratch off tickets back in 2012, after losing $300 straight on $20 tickets off the same book of tickets, best thing I ever did.

It doesn't matter if you win $28K unless you stop after it because you eventually lose it back, might take a few years.

I just accept I don't have the right character for gambling so I just stay away from it, all of it. I'm 7 years now of not playing online March 4th of this year.

My big test is this summer and trying to stay out of the land casino.
 

fmstripes

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Might be healthy to reflect on why we're trying to not gamble anymore.

For me my worst moments:

1. Gambling $700 bond deposit I was meant to return to my roommate even though I knew he needed it for his next place. He was, after the initial anger, very understanding and even came to a few ga meetings with me after.

2. Not really caring when a long term relationship broke up over gambling because hey; now I can gamble more!

3. Stealing $1600 from petty cash at work one night, luckily (?) when I was down to the last $50 I won back exactly $1600.

4. Getting drunk and crashing my car after a bad bender, twice.

5. Stealing cash from friends and family, numerous times.

Warning: this one contains details of winning, best not to read if you're not solid.
6. Losing $5000 in one night (was a one time tax windfall), getting down to my last $100 and winning $5000 back on a 50c bet. Then immediately losing it all again.

7. Gambling instead of going to ga meetings or immediately after them.

WOW! I guess i can say i still have control. Not me, but a good friend i'm playing with shared about how he messed up his family (kids) cos of too much gambling.
 

syntynyt

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Heading to 5 years since my post in this thread, and between a smashed display of a rigged SYNOT machine which bought legal trouble, losing some salaries to online and landbased and going ballistic on scartchcards, im still in the same boat, slowly sinking. On the plus side ive had some enormous hits in EGT and Merkur in lwndbased which helped to buy lots of useful stuff, ive had the power to leave after cashing out and spent them all on me and my immediate and distant families.

I tried to cure the addiction but all advices and techniques are intended for addicts, not pathological addicts that breathe gambling in all of its forms. Hearing awful stories of other people? Oh so moving, i already have mine and that didnt stop me. Getting busy, hobbies and stuff so i dont have time to gamble? I work overtime to earn more, i swim a lot and since im far from home i spend time on the phone a lot, that is reducing the time to play low stake, this is why i feel the urge to go mid stake. Same shit different timeframe. Speaking with psychologist? I paid 10 sessions as required, 5 in advance, i wish i gambled that money away, total waste of time of speaking with someone that is acting intrrested in your problem and saying in different manners "dont do it again". Ah Sherlock there you were thanks for help now i need to gamble to escape your bullshit. Selfexcluding is useless as i open another account or i go the different location.Letting other people control my finances? I do this and is partially useful, however that does not stop me to borrow money which are returned at salary.

Basically smokers turning to non smokers techniques are applied to gambling and in my case with zero results in both vices. Getting weed and alcohol wasted when i take the salary is the norm to dont be able to gamble it all online while the money sits in the main account. So... confronting this cancer by following all the usual means and still money feeding animations it has been a disaster, what is left to do? As uusual, living on the edge, it hurts when others partly depends on me and i cant fulfill their needs in the fullest, or doing something stupid and go to jail where im sure a gambling form has to.exist, so i have to do something worth the special prize of solitary confinement and i like to.think that after spending enough time away from gambling in such condition i will reborn...
I would love to be able to distance myself from the society and going to live with little in the nature, but because others depends on me i cant do it and also dont have the money to do it. You see what a man thinks trying to escape this disease...
 

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1) Upon graduating from uni, my parents gave me £1000 and my grandparents £250, I literally ran to the bank to pay the cheques in, we all banked with the same bank, they cleared instantly

Obviously the lot went the way of 3 Dice (innovative then) in one evening.

2) Less than 6 weeks after the above, I “surprised” my parents with the “I am going back to Australia tomorrow with the Mrs”

“With what money” was the reply, flights and hostels etc were booked. I was going to try the last minute “I’m Ill” etc, beyond stupid.

I was bailed out and put on an instant payment plan when I got back and started working.

I told them I only had my interest free student overdraft that was outstanding.

I’d been in Sydney less than 10 hours when I get the text “call us now”

An over limit credit card statement had arrived, they hit the roof “what else is there”

Que meltdown, “I actually don’t know it all” in the end it was about £16,000.

That is the moment that my gambling issues became known.

I’m still paying the price over 15 years later.
 

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Stunning story man. I think you are within the category of people where gambling just changed the brain. Getting away from it is so frigging hard. But there's hope. Try to search for detox in africa or some shit. I've heard several people went through there with all sorts of addictions. They seemed to come back reborn. Understand that the nature of these stupid games is extremely addicting. And it does'nt take a gambling addict to become addicted, you know?
 

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Stunning story man. I think you are within the category of people where gambling just changed the brain. Getting away from it is so frigging hard. But there's hope. Try to search for detox in africa or some shit. I've heard several people went through there with all sorts of addictions. They seemed to come back reborn. Understand that the nature of these stupid games is extremely addicting. And it does'nt take a gambling addict to become addicted, you know?


Changing the brain I like it mate. It must be that, I’m intelligent-ish, have a good job and get to travel the world. There is just something about the rush of gambling that cannot be beaten.

To hide this to those that I don’t want to share it with I always say my sky dive in New Zealand was better than an orgasm which it is but nothing better than hitting the big top on a slot

Oh and my friend has used that story in a stand up routine, that and the one of me nearly shiting myself in the Outback
 

Habbib

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Winning big and then just frittering it away instead of cashing-out two times in row. Shame on me!
 

Jasminebed

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Owning up is a good thing. I think I would get in touch with Bryan and ask if you can continue here in quit gambling if you want.

You've made a lot of progress. Maybe it does not feel that way, but you have.
 

EkJR

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Don't even know where to begin!

Started out playing the 5p Fruit Machines in the 90s. This included several steals of money from my mum n dad. God, they had me at GA at 16! It helped for a while til I discovered online gambling. Things hit the fan big-time over a lot of time. Some months I would win serious money tens of thousands at times but others I would be left with literally nothing to survive another 4 weeks to get paid again. Calmed down a lot but winning 35 grand on Slotsmillion year before last was the catalyst for epic failures. Huge bank debts and have a court decree against me now for an amount several times that win. Had gone on Gamstop, opened several accounts using slightly wrong details and continued to lose. Finally end of last year I completely quit. Opened accounts everywhere and excluded myself over and over everywhere. Now in a much better place and helping out with the UKGC and Gamstop for the past 4 months with some compliance issues! Still to document these on here but cases are ongoing at the moment so watch this space. Online gambling really did take me to the brink but have the control and knowledge now not to do it. Play for fun now only.
 

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For years i had only played Live Casino blackjack after finding it impossible to win on the electronic version.One evening,a few months ago,the live table was so slow that i was just getting totally bored but instead of finding another table i switched to the electronic game.Biggest mistake of my life.I lost and lost then started chasing those losses and was making bets of £500 a hand.At £11000 down the casino actually phoned me to check if i was aware of the amount i was down and i told them that i was about to stop.Of course i didn't and blew another £5k.
It was money i could afford to lose and didn't affect my life but looking back,i have no idea what possessed me that night.Needless to say electronic blackjack is now strictly off the agenda.
 

sufferinsilence

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I know this is far from the same as what some people have done but I'm always ashamed of myself when I'm able to build up a decent bankroll over a few weeks or months just to blow it all in a few days time when I'm having a really bad streak that sends me to tiltsville.

Luckily we're only talking about profit here and not the rent money or whatever but still... it's stupid.
 

balotelli

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I have won so big winnings on slot that it saved my life to short after destroy it.

WON 200K$ payed debt and lost rest in 3 months.

made deposit of 500$ and make it to 80000 $ and to zero. 2 tiiiiiiimes this happened.
 
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