Legendary Hamster

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    Edit your comments...

    Hiya, didn't you used to be able to edit your comments after posting? I don't seem to be able to do it now?
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    Streaming...

    Hi all, It's been a while since I was last on here and it's very possible that I won't be back to respond (so apologies now if you think I'm just being rude, I'm genuinely not around enough to give any time and I want to avoid spending too much time talking about gambling etc). I do still watch streams from time to time but normally have them on in the background while I do other things and it's great to see Rolla doing some streams as they've been thin on the ground of late BUT the chat is always atrocious in terms of responsible gambling... Last night I found it so frustrating. Rolla, god love him, obviously has a "bit of a problem with gambling" and it's very obvious that many regular viewers do too but the continual shouts for him to rip his entire balance on roulette or 'up the stake' when already on £40 max for the site? FUCK OFF. I get it, it's a gambling stream and last night (and the night before) was a 50k stream but honestly, when I watch the stream I want the streamer to win. If the streamer goes on to piss it all away then so be it, that's gambling, but to bombard them with comments like that is not showing support and there were times when I felt really bad for Paul as he genuinely looked flustered and it was tough to watch as he's such a nice guy. Again, yes it's gambling, but I remember it wasn't so long when Twitch (which I was on) was the civilised chat room so I can only guess what Youtube was like... Join in, watch, enjoy but don't go saying stuff like "you've broken your promise so go balls deep and play the lot" or laugh when he does make a loss as it detracts from the stream IMO. Byeeee...
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    Debt Management...

    Hi, One of my biggest problems as a problem gambler (other than the gambling obviously) was the debt. I was completely clueless and worried sick about making payments each month and too scared to tell anyone. There must be thousands or millions(?) in a similar position so how about having a section connecting people to those who can help? I can, hand on heart say that Step Change saved my life. As a group of gamblers it makes sense to me to have a section for those who are too scared to talk to anyone but might listen to those who have a shared experience? What do you reckon?
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    How to manage and control your gambling budget

    Lots of temporary exclusions :)
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Hi kid, first thing to do is not beat yourself up about it. You've gambled and lost but still have enough to get through til payday so give your dad your bank card. David is right, when you get the urge just stop and go do something else, it can be anything - go for a coffee and a slice of cake, for for a run, anything which stops you from giving in. If your anything like most people you just need to distract yourself for a few minutes until the urge passes. There is no quick win, just self exclude from everywhere and put someone else in charge of your money.
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Hey hey! How are you getting by kid? Still bearing up well?
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Haha, I'm helpful here but my niece recently told me about a problem with her boyfriend - all the advice I had was 'dump him, you can do better' lol. I wasn't really paying attention, luckily I don't think she listened :) Having been through the mill in terms of gambling addiction, it is quite close to my heart.
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Hi kid, that's excellent as a lot of people have difficulty opening up to those closest to them and it's them who are able to offer the most support :) I have every faith in you to regain your control, you've opened up and identified and are taking steps to tackle it. Keep going kid, you can do it!!!
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Good idea :) the thing is that it will be hard to begin with as you'll find yourself getting bored and might even be tempted to lie to him to get some money back... Does he know about your gambling? I seem to recall you saying that your family knows but am not sure.
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Yup, David beat me to it. Do you have a friend you can entrust your cash with? Maybe your family? Try avoid having cash on you, more than enough for a coffee or something anyway - that's half the resource accounted for. I think you've identified at least the one trigger, having nothing to do... You need to keep yourself occupied, or at least have an option so if you find yourself thinking 'why not have a little gamble' then you can literally say NO to yourself and do something, a nominated activity lets say. Or even just go out for a walk or something... If you think it and give in then you've lost. Also, why not give yourself some goals? Maybe set up a savings account (which is not instant access) and save for something you want?
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    Captain Venture Are You Feeling Okay?

    The Captain still eludes me... Nice one for you though :)
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Morning kid, Sorry to hear you've had a bit of a lapse but it happens. The main thing is realising you've had one and not getting tilted to gamble more. What exactly are the things you struggle to stop gambling on? Do you find it is worse when you have money in your wallet or just funds regardless of being in your pocket or your bank? Is there a specific time of day when you do it or is it part of a routine (going home from work, Uni or whatever)? People have triggers and it's important to try to recognise them, until you do then you'll find it harder...
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    5 Line Method - Book of Dead

    It was a sickening feeling to say the least... There are obviously some games which are worth playing on fewer lines, Pimped is a good example as I have literally never had a bonus when playing more than one line and I almost always get a decent bonus (almost) :) but once burned, twice shy and all that business...
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    Dragons Treasure and Magic Mirror Win :)

    Morning folks :) So I got a bit bored and decided to try Slot Station. I made a £30 deposit without taking a bonus and everything went a bit silly... I started to play Dragons Treasure on 50p and got three rubbish bonuses which doubled my balance so upped my stake to £1 and a few (less than 6, more than 2) spins later got another bonus! I chose the Treasure Chest and got among other things a full screen which meant I ended that bonus with 800x. I upped the stake to a couple of quid but lost about £150 before deciding to give Magic Mirror a go... I thought I'd play just £50 then run away with my money so chanced £5 spins... Second press bonus and got 10's, then a re-trigger with Unicorns then a re-trigger with the Witch (or whatever she is) who opted against showing up for the party... Still managed to get 116.5x though!!!
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    So, yesterday I got a bit bored as the missus basically spent the entire day with her folks and as I don't speak Polish I mostly left them to it... After a few hours I thought I'd try a cheeky deposit on Slot Planet. £20 in, got to £120 but then ripped it :( I was going to leave it but decided to try another £30 (£30 seems to be a magic number for me) and managed to build it up to £1.5k which I thought I'd have a splurge with and went to Magic Mirror at £10 (where in the past I have won £18k with the same stake) and had a lovely surprise :) 828.5x
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    I know right!! Hehe, this game has paid me so much... At the end of last year £18k (although I did p*ss £4k away), almost £10k yesterday and just under £5.5k today :) I'm telling you all, low roll and build a balance then play big :) just stay in control and don't blow any winnings going crazy...
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    at the risk of rubbing salt into the wound of anyone who hasn't had any luck of late... OOP'S! I DID IT AGAIN!!! Deposited a cheeky £100 and got big money on Ted which gave me 200x so I decided to be a dick and see if I could get Magic Mirror to trigger again on £10... Only frikken dropped in 5 scatter lol!!! The bonus gave me a few grand more hehe...
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    Haha, it is!!! But it's just after Reddit :) got something else to add to this chat now btw... any second now...
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    Haha, I literally low rolled about 10 games at 20p stakes (I couldn't tell you which but they included Ted, Duckula and Danger) until I got a decent hit then upped it to 40p and then 60p etc. Took a while tbh but eventually I had a few hundred to start playing £2 which is when the games started to pay up :) I just had a really lucky streak really but avoided anything which didn't pay after about 10-20 spins like the plague. It really doesn't normally happen like this lol :)
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    Lol, I am learning! Just very slowly... Or more precisely; Jestem ucza sie bardzo wolno...
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    Lol, she already knows :)
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    It's going in the kitty with my last win towards a house deposit :)
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    Err. What Now? Bwahahahaaaa!

    I should have added that it retriggered 4 times so I had 50 spins in total :) I did carry on playing as 'the time seemed right' and managed to get big money bonuses on Ted and Duckula at £5 stakes but then the doom switch hit and I wound up cashing out £10k :)
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    I've Quit Gambling Yesterday!

    Yeah... You too matey, and Happy Easter!