AverageJOE
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October 4th, 2010 at 1:43:40 PM permalink
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Here you can find out if you are a compulsive gambler - i assume many will have there own personal opinions about the questions below if you follow the link.
The point is that every gambling forum should have a sticky post wish deal with it ...
You can read this 20 questions list of Gamblers Anonymous: Most compulsive gamblers will answer yes to at least seven of these questions.

I made this post here because there exist a shadow, a dark side of the gambling industry

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AP - It's not that it can't be done, but rather people don't really have a clue as to the level of fanaticism and outright obsession that it takes to be successful, let alone get to the level where you can take money out of the casinos on a regular basis. Out of 1,000 people that earnestly try, maybe only one will make it.
Wizard
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October 4th, 2010 at 1:57:53 PM permalink
I think each question should not be equally weighted. For example number 15 is "Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness? " Those are major reasons anybody gambles, especially to escape boredom.

Meanwhile number 20 is "Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling? " If you answer 'yes' to that one then I think you can be indentified as having a problem immediately.
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Keyser
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October 4th, 2010 at 2:38:38 PM permalink
Question 21 should read:

Has a casino ever tried to get out of paying you?




-Keyser
Mosca
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October 4th, 2010 at 3:54:23 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think each question should not be equally weighted. For example number 15 is "Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness? " Those are major reasons anybody gambles, especially to escape boredom.



Shoot, that's why I go shoot pictures. My god, I'm a problem photographer!
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JerryLogan
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October 4th, 2010 at 6:34:32 PM permalink
I opine that if you went into ANY of the locals casinos around town, at least 70% of those are compulsive gamblers. They may try and hide under the guise that they are advantage players only there because of that infamous "edge" or that they are there just to get the teapot or BBQ set, but the bottom line is they are really only there because they cannot stay away and they do have a gambling problem.
Croupier
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October 4th, 2010 at 6:35:04 PM permalink
Quote: Keyser

Question 21 should read:

Has a casino ever tried to get out of paying you?

-Keyser



Nah, If it did it would be the "Are you Terrance Watanabe?" questionnaire.
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mkl654321
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October 4th, 2010 at 6:52:40 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think each question should not be equally weighted. For example number 15 is "Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness? " Those are major reasons anybody gambles, especially to escape boredom.

Meanwhile number 20 is "Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling? " If you answer 'yes' to that one then I think you can be indentified as having a problem immediately.



Q#21: Have you ever gambled in a Harrah's casino? (mild red flag)
Q#22: If so, did you ever go back? (HUGE red flag)
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
EvenBob
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October 4th, 2010 at 6:54:37 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard



Meanwhile number 20 is "Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling? " If you answer 'yes' to that one then I think you can be indentified as having a problem immediately.



A better question is have you ever considered going 'postal' over a casino loss. I'm sure some have considered it.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 5th, 2010 at 5:39:48 AM permalink
I kinda get the feeling that my thread, Do I have a gambling problem? was the inspiration for this thread. That's OK.

I only had three yes answers, although one of them was to this question: Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

That question is somewhat ambiguous.

I think the question is assuming that sleep is lost as a result of regret or dispair over a bad session. I never lose sleep over it. I tend to be upset, but also shake it off.

The only reason I lose sleep over gambling is when I'm in a casino hotel, or the night before a casino trip. And it's because of the excitement and anticipation about the next session.
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Mosca
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October 5th, 2010 at 7:08:52 AM permalink
Quote: JerryLogan

I opine that if you went into ANY of the locals casinos around town, at least 70% of those are compulsive gamblers. They may try and hide under the guise that they are advantage players only there because of that infamous "edge" or that they are there just to get the teapot or BBQ set, but the bottom line is they are really only there because they cannot stay away and they do have a gambling problem.



I think you are spot on here.
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