Why you should join Gamstop [UK]

TheD

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I feel bad for my friends from other countries who do not yet have access to a site such as we U.K. players do. For the first time, it does a great job of blocking your personal ID from gambling.

No matter who you are, or whether you believe in your heart or not that you have a problem with gambling - I strongly recommend you give it a shot, if only for the minimum time of 6 months.

All I can tell you is my person experience.

When you make that commitment to quit it gives you a feeling of self-respect you may have never felt before. You are no longer the bottom of the ladder gambling degenerate who feels guilt and shame. You are now free to follow your dreams and accomplish those goals which many of you have gave up on believing.

It really does give an overwhelming feeling that your destiny in life is not what you have accepted it to be.

You may suddenly find yourself waking up very morning smiling and full of enthusiasm for what a new day brings.

That is how I feel since quitting. When you wake up feeling happy, it’s a natural response to want to share that feeling with the world.
 

Kroffe

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All I can tell you is my person experience.

When you make that commitment to quit it gives you a feeling of self-respect you may have never felt before. You are no longer the bottom of the ladder gambling degenerate who feels guilt and shame. You are now free to follow your dreams and accomplish those goals which many of you have gave up on believing. "

If its a personal experience, shouldnt it be:
"When i made that commitment to quit i got a feeling of self respect i had never felt before.
I was no longer a bottom of the ladder gambling degenerate..etc"

Otherwise it just sounds like you are saying everyone who gambles are bottom of the ladder degenerates who have given up on their dreams.

Im still planning to become a crimefighting astronaut when i grow up.

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irish-ranger

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I feel bad for my friends from other countries who do not yet have access to a site such as we U.K. players do. For the first time, it does a great job of blocking your personal ID from gambling.

No matter who you are, or whether you believe in your heart or not that you have a problem with gambling - I strongly recommend you give it a shot, if only for the minimum time of 6 months.

All I can tell you is my person experience.

When you make that commitment to quit it gives you a feeling of self-respect you may have never felt before. You are no longer the bottom of the ladder gambling degenerate who feels guilt and shame. You are now free to follow your dreams and accomplish those goals which many of you have gave up on believing.

It really does give an overwhelming feeling that your destiny in life is not what you have accepted it to be.

You may suddenly find yourself waking up very morning smiling and full of enthusiasm for what a new day brings.

That is how I feel since quitting. When you wake up feeling happy, it’s a natural response to want to share that feeling with the world.
That's great mate until you try and re open your accounts I'd recommend 1ltr bottle of bushmills and 50 prozac
 

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I feel bad for my friends from other countries who do not yet have access to a site such as we U.K. players do. For the first time, it does a great job of blocking your personal ID from gambling.

No matter who you are, or whether you believe in your heart or not that you have a problem with gambling - I strongly recommend you give it a shot, if only for the minimum time of 6 months.

All I can tell you is my person experience.

When you make that commitment to quit it gives you a feeling of self-respect you may have never felt before. You are no longer the bottom of the ladder gambling degenerate who feels guilt and shame. You are now free to follow your dreams and accomplish those goals which many of you have gave up on believing.

It really does give an overwhelming feeling that your destiny in life is not what you have accepted it to be.

You may suddenly find yourself waking up very morning smiling and full of enthusiasm for what a new day brings.

That is how I feel since quitting. When you wake up feeling happy, it’s a natural response to want to share that feeling with the world.
Excellent, I hope it is a smooth road for you and you have other activities to replace gambling, hobby or reading for example. Whatever happens, if the urges reappear do NOT be tempted to play at unlicensed scam sites like so many miserable threads on this forum have detailed. Alas there are numerous criminal affiliates targeting people like you so a word of advice - stay well away. :thumbsup:
 

TheD

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UK
Alas there are numerous criminal affiliates targeting people like you so a word of advice - stay well away. :thumbsup:

Bronze casino comes to mind. There will always be a temptation to join and I did fall for it once during my last Gamstop break. For me it was pure stress and worry because I was winning and the more I won the worse it felt. In the end they paid me but also permanently closed my account. I think it was conquest adore who were not legally required to join gamstop until recent times.

I apologise to anyone offended by claiming gamblers are degenerates. I am really speaking about myself and just like how many times I convince myself I can quit smoking any time I want, the reality is I’m addicted and quitting requires serious commitment.

Gamstop is a great first step. When you suddenly find your bank account having more money it’s important to use that money correctly. It was a lesson I had never learnt and something people should prepare for when they do quit.

Gambling to me always felt like being a 3rd class passenger on the titanic. The best you can hope for is to escape with what you have. In reality it’s a mathematical certainty you will lose and all winning does is buy more time until you are forced to confront your own personal issues head on.
 

EkJR

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Gamstop is now effective because of the new verification rules. There cant be a temptation to circumvent it now as it simply does not work. Just gone back on it for a year myself and may go on it for longer
 

TheD

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Gamstop is now effective because of the new verification rules. There cant be a temptation to circumvent it now as it simply does not work. Just gone back on it for a year myself and may go on it for longer

I wish you all the best.

I think a year is the right amount. It’s enough time to process the difference between a life of frequent gambling and that of none.

For me I learnt a lot about myself and it gave me time to analyse the honest reasons behind why I “enjoyed” gambling.

We all know the highs and lows we’ve experienced with gambling. The highs feel so good and the lows can give you depression.

Quitting gambling won’t instantly make your life perfect, but what it does is even more important and forces you to question yourself.

We are suppose to be addicted to gambling because its designed that way. No one makes one single spin then calls it a night. It’s one more, one more, one more.....

I just don’t want to become one of those guys who live in William Hill with their faded denim jeans and 20 year old shoes - smell like cheap booze combined with BO and a toothbrush is just too expensive.

Yes it can make me an asshole in the eyes of those people, but for me they are the example of what a life of gambling does.

No matter what age you are, it’s always the right time to quit.

Don‘t do it because others tell you, do it because you are worth it and owe it to yourself.
 
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