ummmm if you have a gambling problem the very last thing you should do is come to a gambling website. Block the site and seek professional help.
Move to a city with no casino.
Very nice post. I can suggest a few things, first of, get yourself a copy of WinCraps and program your basic strategies into it. Then put it into "hyper" mode and sit back and watch how much money you invariably WILL lose. "Vegas was NOT built upon winners."
Next, I STRONGLY suggest you find a sport/hobby or two, like Disc Golf, and play it every time you get the urge to waste a month's pay for a few minutes of "bliss". That ain't bliss, that is self destruction. Fishing is another sport that can satisfy your gambling urges because its very much like playing a slot machine... when you hit a big fish, its even better than hitting a jackpot because you used your skill to catch it, not just "dumb luck". Imagine the rush you'd get if you bowled a 300 game... now THAT is a rush.
I met a woman in a Vegas casino a while back wearing thick sunglasses. She said she had macular degeneration, and would be blind within a year or so, and so she wanted to "see the world". I told her that every casino in the world looks the same from the inside, and she ain't seeing anything; I suggested touring the Grand Canyon instead.
Vegas glamorizes the gaming industry for only ONE reason... duh. Don't fall for it, please, just take it for what it is... a big rip-off. The pharmaceutical industry does the same thing with mental health "cures"... they advertise to make you think there's something wrong, so they can get you hooked on their drugs. Back in 1849 they advertised claims there was gold in the Sierra mountains for the taking... out of 10,000 prospectors how many do you think actually made money digging for gold?
The world is full of hustlers, con men and thieves, and "let the BUYER beware"... please, don't fall for huge scams like gambling, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, or radical religion. Play some disc golf and when you hit an ace (hole in one), you'll feel way better than you ever did in a casino!!
This site does not encourage reckless gambling; the "betting systems" thread is full of chumps that claim they have winning systems, and we try to teach them that there is no such a thing, and warn them to please keep it under control.
Mary you are right that this site does not promote anything reckless, however the worst thing that can happen for an addict is to see advantage plays. Take vulturing for example. Said addict sees some of the nice wins done from vulturing. He goes to the casino for the sole purpose of doing that. He finds no plays. An addict is now probably going to stick a 20 or 50 in the machine and play just because. A non addict like myself will say aww damn no play, walk to the pepsi machine, fill up his pepsi bottle and walk back to the car. If he didn't read about that on here then he probably would have had time to play disc golf.
Speaking of, I really messed up my shoulder this year and haven't been able to play a single round. It makes me sad.
Lmao I didn't read your whole post yet but my auto correct changed marty to mary. Lol it just did it again.
Now your talking bowling. We should hang out. When I hurt my arm I did switch to left handed for the season. I currently have a 172 average so not so bad.