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mds
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January 18th, 2014 at 7:03:17 PM permalink
Have you ever had the "FEVER" where you cant breakaway from a table? You miss a very casual dinner with your friends or that show you are suppose to attend. Is that a warning sign you need help? Maybe it isn't a sign until you literary hear a slot calling your name like in that twilight zone. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-W9-VnIceU]
LarryS
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January 18th, 2014 at 10:07:24 PM permalink
Juicy sounds like a teenager who hears about a relative dying of cancer, and then complains that she hopes that the mole she has on her elbo isnt malignant melanoma.

Hey everyone....instead of asking strangers if you are "addictied'....why dont you find out for yourselves

Its easy

If you really feel you are addicted, and there is a REAL problem with gambling....then just dont gamble for a couple months.

And note the symptoms

do you now suffer insomnia, GI pains,. whithrawl tremors, cant function at your job because you are thinking about your next bet. Irritable/short fuse
depression, no interest to do other events with friends or family,

Go ahead and try it. You want a bunch of stangers to diagnose you over the internet?

addiction is a REAL clinical disorder. Leading to much pain for the people involved and for their friends and family.

do you think i am addicted, do you think i have a brain tumor, Do you think I am biopolar, do you think my leg is broken or just severely bruised....are questions best not answered by strangers on the internet.

to speak in the vernacular of Juicey so she understands

soooooooo JUICEY,....omg omg....i dont think gambling every day for a week indicates addiction...lolol lol..omg, ...

your bff
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January 19th, 2014 at 3:45:13 AM permalink
Quote: juiciejennie

hi there!! soooo i been contemplating and maybe worrying? that i may be addicted to gambling; i NEVER went to (local) casinos this much...i went practically every dam day this week!! i DO NOT want to end up like my friend who lost her sister's car and bank account. of course i know it will never come to that...whenever i go to casino, i only bring/take with me like few hundred ($150-250)
and i never gamble/play w money i shouldn't be losing etc...but i just concerned that i may be addicted somebody please any insight and advice opinion etc will greatly help TIA!~



You have so many great stories! Please tell us how your friend lost her sister's car and bank account. I can't wait to hear it. If that happened to me I think I might have a TIA.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
Transcend
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January 19th, 2014 at 4:12:26 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

You have so many great stories! Please tell us how your friend lost her sister's car and bank account. I can't wait to hear it. If that happened to me I think I might have a TIA.



I think she meant Thank you In Advance(Tia)
Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly. -George Raft
onenickelmiracle
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January 19th, 2014 at 4:30:25 AM permalink
Quote: juiciejennie

hi there!! soooo i been contemplating and maybe worrying? that i may be addicted to gambling; i NEVER went to (local) casinos this much...i went practically every dam day this week!! i DO NOT want to end up like my friend who lost her sister's car and bank account. of course i know it will never come to that...whenever i go to casino, i only bring/take with me like few hundred ($150-250)
and i never gamble/play w money i shouldn't be losing etc...but i just concerned that i may be addicted somebody please any insight and advice opinion etc will greatly help TIA!~

If you're addicted, you'll not want to keep records of your wins and losses.
I am a robot.
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January 19th, 2014 at 4:37:08 AM permalink
Quote: Transcend

I think she meant Thank you In Advance(Tia)



Yes, I knew that. Just reaffirming that I should leave the humor to those more capable. I forgot the smiley face. :-)
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
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January 19th, 2014 at 4:41:21 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Yes, I knew that. Just reaffirming that I should leave the humor to those more capable. I forgot the smiley face. :-)



I got the sarcasm, that last sentence just threw me a bit.
Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly. -George Raft
mds
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January 30th, 2014 at 6:29:15 AM permalink
I'm telling you im going to Vegas too much! Went last week for business and my Birthday, going Feb 14 for business, Feb 28th for baby shower, March 20th for March madness and April for business as well. It just so happens I have good reasons to be there but am I addicted? Am I finding reasons to go? I will play craps for my regular 4 hours a day.. I also feel obligated to play as I always go in comped. I know I can just pay for a room, food and beverage and not feel obligated but I enjoy not having to put up front the 1000 or more for all that. I also like coming in comped. Much easier. I think im scared because I have won the last 3 years (knock on wood!) (Except 3 times)....I'm do for a big loss so im a little frightened. Yes, I am way up but the money isn't house money it is mine!
newshooter
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January 30th, 2014 at 7:15:43 AM permalink
Quote: mds

I'm telling you im going to Vegas too much! Went last week for business and my Birthday, going Feb 14 for business, Feb 28th for baby shower, March 20th for March madness and April for business as well. It just so happens I have good reasons to be there but am I addicted? Am I finding reasons to go? I will play craps for my regular 4 hours a day.. I also feel obligated to play as I always go in comped. I know I can just pay for a room, food and beverage and not feel obligated but I enjoy not having to put up front the 1000 or more for all that. I also like coming in comped. Much easier. I think im scared because I have won the last 3 years (knock on wood!) (Except 3 times)....I'm do for a big loss so im a little frightened. Yes, I am way up but the money isn't house money it is mine!



I'd be going just as often, if I could afford it. It's like Disneyworld for adults!
Paigowdan
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January 30th, 2014 at 8:42:17 AM permalink
Keeping it simple: I think there are two main indicators of addiction:
1. It affects or interferes with your life negatively (you lost some time and money you couldn't afford or used more positively); and,
2. It is not controllable by you, it derails and distracts you from doing what you need and had planned to do, for a positive life. You planned to do the right thing (go to your kid's game) but went to the casino, liquor store, or drug spot instead. It overrode what you knew better, it re-prioritized your priorities. That's controlling you.

One easy way to find out: Live in Vegas or AC where this "gambling drug spot" is at your finger tips and not a plane ride away.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes - Henry David Thoreau. Like Dealers' uniforms - Dan.

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