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Are you a problem Gambler ?

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This is taken from the NHS website . Are you a problem gambler?

  • Do you bet more than you can afford to lose?
  • Do you need to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling?
  • Have you tried to win back money you have lost (chasing losses)?
  • Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?
  • Have you wondered whether you have a problem with gambling?
  • Has your gambling caused you any health problems, including feelings of stress or anxiety?
  • Have other people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem (regardless of whether or not you thought it was true)?
  • Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?
  • Have you ever felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

Score 0 for each time you answer "never"
Score 1 for each time you answer "sometimes"
Score 2 for each time you answer "most of the time"
Score 3 for each time you answer "almost always"

If your total score is 8 or higher, you may be a problem gambler.

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/

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another question that should be added ;-

have you ever lied to people/partners to cover up your gambling ?

i know i did on a daily basis , its certainly nothing to be proud of , but i believe problem gamblers eventually end up becoming compulsive liers , it just goes with the territory im afraid .

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2 hours ago, Shades111 said:

another question that should be added ;-

have you ever lied to people/partners to cover up your gambling ?

i know i did on a daily basis , its certainly nothing to be proud of , but i believe problem gamblers eventually end up becoming compulsive liers , it just goes with the territory im afraid .

Spot on shades. I could have answered most of them questions yes in the past if I was being honest. As you say nothing to be proud of but if gambling gets a hold on you it's very difficult to break the downward cycle 

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I score zero on most questions, but I score 3 on guilt and 3 on higher amounts. I am now on a 3 month stop, hopefully those 3's become zero's agian. 

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15 minutes ago, Sizzler29 said:

I scored 24 ?‍♂️

If you want to lower that number try rocknrolla's gamban code. I use it now and it works great for me. 

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Even though I am up in March still by 7.5k even after losing 2,250 tonight , I've decided Gambling is not for me as I get far too anxious when gambling full stop.

Really not for me anymore.

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23 minutes ago, biggy0472 said:

Even though I am up in March still by 7.5k even after losing 2,250 tonight , I've decided Gambling is not for me as I get far too anxious when gambling full stop.

Really not for me anymore.

Good to make the decision whilst in profit. Good luck mate 

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18 hours ago, david1111 said:

Good to make the decision whilst in profit. Good luck mate 

Cheers Bud, Just decided its not for me.. Very up and down last year and I don't really exactly enjoy it... Especially when doing 1.1k spins on the devil wheel and seeing rigged bounces on the wheel.

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1 minute ago, biggy0472 said:

Cheers Bud, Just decided its not for me.. Very up and down last year and I don't really exactly enjoy it... Especially when doing 1.1k spins on the devil wheel and seeing rigged bounces on the wheel.

Definitely time to quit if you're not enjoying it. All the best 

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I had a toe operation a few weeks ago and was handed 3 things just before they let me go home, they handed me 4 dressings and a leaflet on care and a prescription to hand in to my Doctor for more dressings.

The prescription was for 10 dressings but the leaflet of care states my wound will take approximately 7-8 weeks before it stops weeping and to change the dressing every 2 days

So 14 dressings in total to cover 7-8 weeks 

They should learn to count before they put up a score system for gambling 

Should they have gave me 14 dressings @ 8/1 or 20 dressings @ 9/2 -  Or 24 Dressings at 5/4  Fav 

I only Gamble to stop the voices in my head 

 

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On ‎07‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 05:47, Shades111 said:

another question that should be added ;-

have you ever lied to people/partners to cover up your gambling ?

i know i did on a daily basis , its certainly nothing to be proud of , but i believe problem gamblers eventually end up becoming compulsive liers , it just goes with the territory im afraid .

great point I think one of the biggest indications of any addiction wether it is drink drugs gambling is  being deceitful to people we care for and would usually not lie too

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19 hours ago, Welshman1968 said:

i scored top marks 27 is there a prize lol :pepego:. i know i gotta stop , it's just when. :feelscryman:

Time to take control!.... It must start now!.... 27 on that list is your absolute final warning. Difficult but you must find your inner strength. Sign up to Gamstop for six months. Take this time to reflect and source other life's excitements 

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Welshman, If you do want to stop then there has (genuinely) never been a better time. With so many traditional gambling outlets closed (pubs, bookies & casinos), you ONLY have to worry about online gambling. Gamstop will take care of that and, as an added layer of protection, why not withdraw and keep any spare money in cash. You can still use cash in most places but it's virtually impossible to lose it gambling at the moment. Obviously this will change but it buys you some time to get other blocks in place. If you genuinely want to make a start then don't hesitate to message me any time. All the best - Phil

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7 hours ago, Only Phil said:

Welshman, If you do want to stop then there has (genuinely) never been a better time. With so many traditional gambling outlets closed (pubs, bookies & casinos), you ONLY have to worry about online gambling. Gamstop will take care of that and, as an added layer of protection, why not withdraw and keep any spare money in cash. You can still use cash in most places but it's virtually impossible to lose it gambling at the moment. Obviously this will change but it buys you some time to get other blocks in place. If you genuinely want to make a start then don't hesitate to message me any time. All the best - Phil

Welcome to the forum Phil. We will gladly take your advices on board. 

I'm a subscriber of your channel. Very good contents. Keep it up. 👍

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3 hours ago, Antonin said:

Welcome to the forum Phil. We will gladly take your advices on board. 

I'm a subscriber of your channel. Very good contents. Keep it up. 👍

It is said that it takes 21 days to break a habit of anything habitual and for some instances this is true. For gambling addiction it is a life long journey along with alcoholism.

For anyone with gambling addiction impacting time, relationships, work ... the list goes on then use the triangle method.

Reach out, cut off the time money and location and tell your loved ones and friends.

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11 hours ago, Only Phil said:

Welshman, If you do want to stop then there has (genuinely) never been a better time. With so many traditional gambling outlets closed (pubs, bookies & casinos), you ONLY have to worry about online gambling. Gamstop will take care of that and, as an added layer of protection, why not withdraw and keep any spare money in cash. You can still use cash in most places but it's virtually impossible to lose it gambling at the moment. Obviously this will change but it buys you some time to get other blocks in place. If you genuinely want to make a start then don't hesitate to message me any time. All the best - Phil

I need to sign up to gamstop how do I go about it. I dont want it to be permnament maybe 5years and wanted to know the pros and cons, i,e can i return to my gambling after the time or is there troubles with that.  🙂

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1 minute ago, Cheryl T said:

It is said that it takes 21 days to break a habit of anything habitual and for some instances this is true. For gambling addiction it is a life long journey along with alcoholism.

For anyone with gambling addiction impacting time, relationships, work ... the list goes on then use the triangle method.

Reach out, cut off the time money and location and tell your loved ones and friends.

I agree.

From my experience, quitting gambling will obviously take more than 21 days, that's for sure.

I would say that if you can stay 1 year gamble free, I promise to anyone who want to be free from this evil addiction that they will get amazing results in their lives.

Yes, I've said only 1 year gamble free in order to change your life for the better.

But you will have to be careful for the rest of your life because you won't be cured from gambling. You have to life without gambling.

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4 minutes ago, DEVIL4POSTER said:

I need to sign up to gamstop how do I go about it. I dont want it to be permnament maybe 5years and wanted to know the pros and cons, i,e can i return to my gambling after the time or is there troubles with that.  🙂

@DEVIL4POSTER it is very easy to do and feel the fear and do it, you will not look back if your are asking. Type in google Gamstop keep looking till you see the site as others sadly proceed it. I will turn on my pm and if you need any guidance I will help you 

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2 minutes ago, Cheryl T said:

@DEVIL4POSTER it is very easy to do and feel the fear and do it, you will not look back if your are asking. Type in google Gamstop keep looking till you see the site as others sadly proceed it. I will turn on my pm and if you need any guidance I will help you 

ok thanks i will message you 😉 i found the site i think

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