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mwalz9
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December 5th, 2022 at 11:31:22 AM permalink
Hey guys,

Long time no see.

Just wanted to pop in and see how everyone was.

Myself, I have been struggling, but I am on the road to recovery. I recently stopped gambling. I self excluded from every casino (brick and mortar and online) in West Virginia. I started GA meetings and have a counselor. I needed help, and needed it bad! I was about to lose everything I have, including my family. In the last 3 years since online gambling became legal here in WV, my net loss is 6 figures on a high 7 figure amount played. My credit cards are maxed out and Im on the verge of bankruptcy.

Luckily, I stopped it in time!

Hope all is well here. Miss you guys!
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December 5th, 2022 at 11:47:34 AM permalink
Keep strong. Please do not be one of the ones sneaks back in to play.
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December 5th, 2022 at 11:53:09 AM permalink
Iím very glad you got the help you needed in time. I hope you remember how bad things were and are able to resist the temptation going forward.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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December 5th, 2022 at 11:58:47 AM permalink
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Hey guys,

Long time no see.

Just wanted to pop in and see how everyone was.

Myself, I have been struggling, but I am on the road to recovery. I recently stopped gambling. I self excluded from every casino (brick and mortar and online) in West Virginia. I started GA meetings and have a counselor. I needed help, and needed it bad! I was about to lose everything I have, including my family. In the last 3 years since online gambling became legal here in WV, my net loss is 6 figures on a high 5 figure amount played. My credit cards are maxed out and Im on the verge of bankruptcy.

Luckily, I stopped it in time!

Hope all is well here. Miss you guys!
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I didn't know. I have to be honest and say that I sort of suspected, but I didn't know.

Good luck and I hope everything goes well for you!

Friendship doesn't necessarily begin and end with an interest in gambling; it's just a job to me. If you ever want to text or call just to shoot the breeze, maybe talk a little football, you've got my number.
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December 5th, 2022 at 11:59:50 AM permalink
Quote: mwalz9

Hey guys,

Long time no see.

Just wanted to pop in and see how everyone was.

Myself, I have been struggling, but I am on the road to recovery. I recently stopped gambling. I self excluded from every casino (brick and mortar and online) in West Virginia. I started GA meetings and have a counselor. I needed help, and needed it bad! I was about to lose everything I have, including my family. In the last 3 years since online gambling became legal here in WV, my net loss is 6 figures on a high 5 figure amount played. My credit cards are maxed out and Im on the verge of bankruptcy.

Luckily, I stopped it in time!

Hope all is well here. Miss you guys!
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Sorry to hear that. FYI, this is probably a bad place to hang out.
♪♪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♪♪
mwalz9
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December 5th, 2022 at 12:00:30 PM permalink
Thanks, Mission. I truly appreciate our friendship! I have met a lot of great people here, especially you!
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December 5th, 2022 at 12:01:06 PM permalink
Best wishes, and good luck keeping on your path.
There's emptiness behind their eyes There's dust in all their hearts They just want to steal us all and take us all apart
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December 5th, 2022 at 12:01:45 PM permalink
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Quote: mwalz9

Hey guys,

Long time no see.

Just wanted to pop in and see how everyone was.

Myself, I have been struggling, but I am on the road to recovery. I recently stopped gambling. I self excluded from every casino (brick and mortar and online) in West Virginia. I started GA meetings and have a counselor. I needed help, and needed it bad! I was about to lose everything I have, including my family. In the last 3 years since online gambling became legal here in WV, my net loss is 6 figures on a high 5 figure amount played. My credit cards are maxed out and Im on the verge of bankruptcy.

Luckily, I stopped it in time!

Hope all is well here. Miss you guys!
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Sorry to hear that. FYI, this is probably a bad place to hang out.
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Not hanging out. Just came to check in and touch base with friends. Haven't opened a thread besides this one.
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December 5th, 2022 at 12:08:52 PM permalink
Sorry to hear, but happy to hear youíve identified a problem and fixed it.

How do you lose 6 figures if youíve only bet 5 figures? Typo, or do I not understand what you meant?

I have some questions about the details, but will only ask if you are willing to talk about it.
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December 5th, 2022 at 12:18:26 PM permalink
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Quote: mwalz9

Hey guys,

Long time no see.

Just wanted to pop in and see how everyone was.

Myself, I have been struggling, but I am on the road to recovery. I recently stopped gambling. I self excluded from every casino (brick and mortar and online) in West Virginia. I started GA meetings and have a counselor. I needed help, and needed it bad! I was about to lose everything I have, including my family. In the last 3 years since online gambling became legal here in WV, my net loss is 6 figures on a high 5 figure amount played. My credit cards are maxed out and Im on the verge of bankruptcy.

Luckily, I stopped it in time!

Hope all is well here. Miss you guys!
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Sorry to hear that. FYI, this is probably a bad place to hang out.
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Not hanging out. Just came to check in and touch base with friends. Haven't opened a thread besides this one.
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I'm not judging or trying to tell you what to do, you are a big boy and this will be taken the wrong way regardless of what I say. I'm sure many of us appreciate the update. If nothing else, it's a good reminder of the fact that many people struggle with this issue.

I have known a fair amount of problem gamblers and it doesn't take much to get them started again.

Someone with a gambling problem checking in and touching base on a gambling forum with gambling friends is usually a bad idea. It seems innocent enough, but it could be a slippery slope one doesn't even realize. Just something to think about.
♪♪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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