treetopbuddy
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:50:35 PM permalink
Quote: nezbit

so i have $20 in my wallet, drive by a local casino figure hey maybe i can turn this into to something.

Sit blackjack and instantly lose 4 units in like 5 hands. im no quitter, plus WTF can i really run that bad i was supposed to win damn it.

Head to ATM with intentions of taking out $60, if i lose that im done...

$300 dollars later when the atm declines me im at the cage getting more money on my credit cards...

$620 later im leaving casino wondering why cant i just stay away...FML

anyone else have this problem?

or share a story :)




Walked right by debit card machine that I had accessed three times earlier that day. Made my way to front desk to procure scissors. Cut up debit card. Probably saved a shit load or then again maybe my luck was about to change.........yeah right
Each day is better than the next
nezbit
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:51:00 PM permalink
i cant quit either. i mean if your winning why the fuck would u stop?

the problem with chasing money is it almost never works, i might be 1/100

that probably an overstatment...LOL

its sad cuz i used to be a professional online poker pro. Im in washington state so i lasted 7 years professionally. I still play at the casinos for fun ( i mean i win more than i lose - yes i keep track) but the fuckin poker tables are in the waaaaaaaaaay back. i dont think i have ever left without betting something on my way out. its soooo fuckin annoying. the worst is when im stuck playing poker then try to get even. I was stuck $200 at poker before then lost $500 more playing bacc...

is my best play just dont ever go again?
nezbit
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:57:45 PM permalink
the money always goes the fastest at the very end too... this is most likely when im betting the most


I have stacked my bet 4 times before (aka no hope)
sodawater
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:58:09 PM permalink
If you are a winning poker player, then focus on that.

Winning $500 at poker spends just as well as winning $500 at mini-bacc.

I know the table games are "fun" and poker is a grind, and I know sometimes that losing at table games is even more of a rush than winning at poker.

But look at it this way: If you can't control yourself at the table games when you're losing, the only sustainable way to spend any time at what can be a nice gambling hobby is to play good, disciplined poker. You can enjoy yourself and make money at the same time.
nezbit
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June 11th, 2013 at 1:02:57 PM permalink
ya its hard... i know i sound like a sad sap...but ive hit that point of no return. i really do have a gambling problem...shitty. cuz it was fun
gr8player
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June 11th, 2013 at 1:16:40 PM permalink
Quote: nezbit

ya its hard... i know i sound like a sad sap...but ive hit that point of no return. i really do have a gambling problem...shitty. cuz it was fun



Based strictly upon your posts within this thread, Nezbit, I would have to concur with your conclusion: you "really do have a gambling problem".

Furthermore, you're own admission of "I've hit that point of no return" is rather telling.

Add it all up, my friend, and it appears as if your only option is to quit gambling. Because, no matter how many times that you'll "add it all up", I'm afraid that you're going to continue to come up short.

You work hard for your money. Nobody hands you a thing. Don't be that chump that hands their money over to the casinos, all too willingly.

Find a hobby or a pastime with some "juice" to it....something that excites or energizes you. Hopefully, it'll serve to replace your gaming urge.

I wish you all the best of it in your future endeavors.
treetopbuddy
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June 11th, 2013 at 1:57:34 PM permalink
Quote: nezbit

ya its hard... i know i sound like a sad sap...but ive hit that point of no return. i really do have a gambling problem...shitty. cuz it was fun



Winning will solve your gambling problem
Each day is better than the next
MangoJ
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June 11th, 2013 at 2:00:11 PM permalink
Quote: nezbit


anyone else have this problem?



I know this feeling, for me it's chocolate.

You are in the supermarket, and when you see the chocolate nicely put up in the rack you might want to find a reason to buy some. You will always find a good reason. Either you hadn't had any chocolate for weeks (often not true anyway), or you feel you should reward yourself for the work you've done at your job - or you find a new brand/flavour you want to try .... there are plenty of reasons.

So you buy a bar (100 grams) on the premise it must hold over the whole weekend, but later on the very evening you decide to try a small chunk, and try another one and ... ooops you got them all. At this point you feel guilty and swear to yourself you will not buy any chocolate at least for the next two weeks.


Personally, I learned to deal with it. The trick is to identify the moments where you are still in control but unaware of the risks (in the supermarket) and where you are not in control (on the couch). The goal is: don't store chocolate in the house. For that to archieve: don't buy any in the supermarket when you are still in control.
You can still enjoy it (i.e. if you are at someone elses house, or someone brings you anything), but don't fool yourself thinking you can manage it. Because you can't.

For our situation: either don't drive to the casino in the first place. You can still play if you like, but join with a friend to look after you - and leave all your cards at home. Decide your future actions as long as you are in control.
stargazer
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June 11th, 2013 at 2:06:20 PM permalink
You could always take up a debilitating drug habit. It's cheaper and healthier than being a problem gambler.
djatc
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June 11th, 2013 at 2:06:48 PM permalink
Some winning poker players must be like ATMs to the casinos perspective. Win a buy in or two (not from the house, but from other players) and lose it in the pit. It's like printing money from thin air.

I used to play a bit online before BF (I'm in WA too) and live just isn't the same to me so I can't get into it. Muckleshoot has an entrance/exit right next to the poker room so maybe you can play there and it can help the addiction some.
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