FleaStiff
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October 4th, 2016 at 10:35:53 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

The reason a rat in a cage will take cocaine until it dies, is because he has been stuck alone in an empty cage. Put a rat in a cage with great food, toys and other rats, and he won't become a cocaine addict.

You're also still young and in school, OP, which is great. You have a lot to gain by nipping this in the bud. You can still have a great life. Compared to someone who is 50 and has already destroyed his life.



As a college kid he should be talking to college girls about this, not us. Eventually he will likely find one who will say to him "My room mate is out of town this week, why don't you come to my dorm room and screw my brains out?"
onenickelmiracle
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October 4th, 2016 at 10:41:57 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

As a college kid he should be talking to college girls about this, not us. Eventually he will likely find one who will say to him "My room mate is out of town this week, why don't you come to my dorm room and screw my brains out?"

That's a porno reality.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
AxelWolf
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October 4th, 2016 at 11:07:34 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

This any better?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PBEXSiFzOfU

Not a big Journey fan, obviously they have some songs I like, however I don't think I know more than 30% of the words to that song. I don't really get the reference. I not even sure what that songs about. Now that I think about it there's some subtle drug and gambling references. But in all the times I heard that song I didn't associate it with anything other than 2 lost people meeting.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
onenickelmiracle
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October 4th, 2016 at 11:22:51 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Not a big Journey fan, obviously they have some songs I like, however I don't think I know more than 30% of the words to that song. I don't really get the reference. I not even sure what that songs about. Now that I think about it there's some subtle drug and gambling references. But in all the times I heard that song I didn't associate it with anything other than 2 lost people meeting.

Don't stop believing=no gambling problem=keep playing
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
discflicker
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October 4th, 2016 at 11:27:56 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

As a college kid he should be talking to college girls about this, not us. Eventually he will likely find one who will say to him "My room mate is out of town this week, why don't you come to my dorm room and screw my brains out?"



And in the possible event he has a problem socializing, he can play disc golf, bowl, play snooker or go fishing by himself, and look normal doing so. The casinos are the friend of the friendless, probably their biggest asset of attraction.
The difference between zero and the smallest possible number? It doesn't matter; once you cross that edge, it might as well be the difference between zero and 1. The difference between infinity and reality? They are mutually exclusive.
discflicker
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October 4th, 2016 at 11:29:27 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Not a big Journey fan, obviously they have some songs I like, however I don't think I know more than 30% of the words to that song. I don't really get the reference. I not even sure what that songs about. Now that I think about it there's some subtle drug and gambling references. But in all the times I heard that song I didn't associate it with anything other than 2 lost people meeting.



South Detroit is Windsor, Ontario.
The difference between zero and the smallest possible number? It doesn't matter; once you cross that edge, it might as well be the difference between zero and 1. The difference between infinity and reality? They are mutually exclusive.
onenickelmiracle
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October 4th, 2016 at 11:31:59 PM permalink
If he ***** a **** for money to gamble, then that's an addiction, but it's just a hobby he spends more time than he would like.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
blackhole
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October 5th, 2016 at 3:51:05 AM permalink
This thread should be a lesson for anyone who ever develops a gambling problem teaching them what not to do when seeking help.

Early in this thread (first page) the owner Zuga posted some good advice with some helpful links. Then suddenly it was removed. Whatís up with that?

Although there was some good advice, it appears most here canít relate to problem gambling because they just donít lose. A gambling site filled with winning professional gamblers is obviously not a good place to find gambling problem help.
Nathan
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October 6th, 2016 at 4:17:53 AM permalink
It is extremely possible that the OP doesn't want to stop gambling permanently, just wants to gamble a lot less than he is now, which is why I brought up the "Limit your money/bring a responsible friend with you to the casino," thing.
Guy "won" less than his bet and the slot machine had the audacity to tell him he got a big win! SMH! Also, the Nintendo cartridge is so much more important than the Nintendo console. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo console is just a useless box.
AxelWolf
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October 6th, 2016 at 5:51:53 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

It is extremely possible that the OP doesn't want to stop gambling permanently, just wants to gamble a lot less than he is now, which is why I brought up the "Limit your money/bring a responsible friend with you to the casino," thing.

From how he discribbed everything it seems like any of that would be a very slippery slope. I quoted some of the things he said and they sounded bad for him. It's beyond having fun, simply going on tilt or chasing losses.

Even if your suggestions could work there's very little value in attempting it. Even if he could control it, what's the best that could happen?

I think even planting seeds like that is harmful to the situation.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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