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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.
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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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