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FinsRule
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January 8th, 2018 at 5:48:33 PM permalink
I know I'm addicted to gambling. I wouldn't say it's a problem however. My wife disagrees. I don't gamble every day, but I can't remember the last weekend when I didn't place some type of wager (besides this last one).

If I play a $5 horse contest on a Saturday, or a $10 sports bet, we're not talking about a lot of money, so I really don't think it's a big deal. But, it's been really bothering her lately, because we haven't had a lot of money, so I promised I would not place a bet for all of January.

The two part question is - When was the last time you went 30 days without placing any type of wager? Do you think I will make it 30 days?
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January 8th, 2018 at 5:52:18 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I know I'm addicted to gambling. I wouldn't say it's a problem however. My wife disagrees. I don't gamble every day, but I can't remember the last weekend when I didn't place some type of wager (besides this last one).

If I play a $5 horse contest on a Saturday, or a $10 sports bet, we're not talking about a lot of money, so I really don't think it's a big deal. But, it's been really bothering her lately, because we haven't had a lot of money, so I promised I would not place a bet for all of January.

The two part question is - When was the last time you went 30 days without placing any type of wager? Do you think I will make it 30 days?



All the time and if you don't, you have a problem.
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FinsRule
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January 8th, 2018 at 5:55:16 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

All the time and if you don't, you have a problem.



I probably haven't gone 30 days without eating pizza in 15 years. Do I have a pizza eating problem?
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January 8th, 2018 at 6:23:51 PM permalink
I could a month without gambling to prove Iím not an addict, but it set my income back by 30 days
Boz
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January 8th, 2018 at 7:05:33 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I know I'm addicted to gambling. I wouldn't say it's a problem however. My wife disagrees. I don't gamble every day, but I can't remember the last weekend when I didn't place some type of wager (besides this last one).

If I play a $5 horse contest on a Saturday, or a $10 sports bet, we're not talking about a lot of money, so I really don't think it's a big deal. But, it's been really bothering her lately, because we haven't had a lot of money, so I promised I would not place a bet for all of January.

The two part question is - When was the last time you went 30 days without placing any type of wager? Do you think I will make it 30 days?



For a horse better like you are, get it over before the major prep races start.

Best wishes in your quest, and only you can make it happen.
WatchMeWin
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January 8th, 2018 at 7:14:49 PM permalink
Just dont try to convince your wife that you are on WoV as therapy.

Kidding aside... A problem only exists when it starts to affect yourself or others in a detrimental manner... whatever manner that may be. Most commonly it is finance, mood swing, and solitude, which can then lead to more dangerous situations like stealing, not paying bills, arguing, fighting, running off with a neighbors wife.. you know, the usual.

As far as you keeping it to a minimum.. it sounds great on the outside , but if we take a look deeper inside, has the been a history of problematic gambling which scares her and feels like this may trigger you to eventually increase amounts and frequency? Or does she just feel that you need a new hobby to keep you occupied, or possibly spend more time with her? Do you drink and smoke too? If you dont have a history of problem gambling, then I would just tell her that it keeps you entertained. 15 bucks a week could very easily be spent on alcohol or other vices. Tell her that she can't go shopping for 30 days and see how she reacts.... on second though.. you better not.. : )

How about you make a deal with her... you both put aside a set dollar amount for each of you to spend however you like. Lets say 100. If either of you blow threw that 100, you are finished with your vice, habit , addiction... whatever you want to call it. This way nobody gets hurt... and if you are a wise gambler, you can make that money last a lonnnggg time to keep her mouth shut!
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EvenBob
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January 8th, 2018 at 7:39:43 PM permalink
I haven't been to the casino since Tgiving,
never gave it a thought. I hate gambling,
I only do it because I'm good at it. It's
a ridiculous way to spend time, but it's
the cross I bear..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Ibeatyouraces
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January 8th, 2018 at 7:57:25 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I haven't been to the casino since Tgiving,
never gave it a thought. I hate gambling,
I only do it because I'm good at it. It's
a ridiculous way to spend time, but it's
the cross I bear..


This brings us to the next question. What makes you good at it?
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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January 8th, 2018 at 8:33:52 PM permalink
I've gone years at a time without gambling, since I've been legal. I was too poor, and wanted other things more with my limited resources.

I like cards. I enjoy slots sometimes. I get 90% of a charge out of computer Sims towards whatever it is that I enjoy watching on a slot. I get 110% satisfaction out of playing competition bridge for no money at stake, or a dollar a session each, just for pride, as I get out of gambling anywhere.

OTOH, when I have discretionary funds and opportunity, I will go to a casino before I will go to a concert, movie, or major sporting event.

So, I say those things to say, you might be most successful in identifying EXACTLY what part of it satisfies the urge you have, because it's different for different people.

What if you make your wife your bookie? Get the racing forms, bet your faves with her, minimum amounts, she collects vig, pays you when you win, you keep track lifetime, she gets to spend your losses but has to hold some escrow to pay winnings. The money stays in the family win or lose, you get action, maybe she has fun with you on something you like. If you consistently ein, maybe you should be winning OP money and she'll see that.

Again, it depends on why you play whether that would help scatch the itch.
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tringlomane
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January 8th, 2018 at 8:40:36 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Quote: EvenBob

I haven't been to the casino since Tgiving,
never gave it a thought. I hate gambling,
I only do it because I'm good at it. It's
a ridiculous way to spend time, but it's
the cross I bear..


This brings us to the next question. What makes you good at it?



Like he's going to ever answer that question in enough detail to actually convince others. He is the best roulette wheel clocker in the world, what's there not to get? Lol

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