kitfitcornwall

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Just a thought I've had recently - 

You deposit 200 and play the slots, have a good win of 1000 and cash out, (1200).

The next day you go back on the slots and loose it all...

Do you feel like you've lost 200 or 1200...?

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great question I personally would of lost 200 as over the years you learn this is the best way to deal with a loss,you have to get your mind round the fact that you lost 200 not 1200 for me makes it easier to deal with losses.

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My downfall is i always think back to the highest point of my balance when I'm left with £0... But then playing slots i also always think well i would of lost it  the next day or day after anyway. I play slots often but not a fan of them, just paying a stupid amount to see some bright lights and pretty colours ? 

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10 minutes ago, kitfitcornwall said:

Just a thought I've had recently - 

You deposit 200 and play the slots, have a good win of 1000 and cash out, (1200).

The next day you go back on the slots and loose it all...

Do you feel like you've lost 200 or 1200...?

That's a teaser and food for thought. I would prefer to have lost the 200 straight away as would defo feel worse giving 1k back

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Yeah it does make losses easier if you think about how much you deposited rather than that amount plus any wins.

Maybe there are some subtle factors like At what point do you consider the win actually your money? Is it worse if you have cashed out...? Is worse again having cashed out, had the winnings paid into your bank account and then lost it all...?

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I would definitely feel like I lost the 1200 like most gamblers. The sensible ones realise it’s only 200 

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3 minutes ago, david1111 said:

That's a teaser and food for thought. I would prefer to have lost the 200 straight away as would defo feel worse giving 1k back

Crazy isn't it how in some ways winning when you gamble can make you feel worse if and when you loose it. Every gambler knows you will never walk away with a win and not gamble it away again...

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1 minute ago, kitfitcornwall said:

Crazy isn't it how in some ways winning when you gamble can make you feel worse if and when you loose it. Every gambler knows you will never walk away with a win and not gamble it away again...

It is crazy mate. I think its the way as gamblers our brains are wired up! 

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3 minutes ago, Miller26 said:

I would definitely feel like I lost the 1200 like most gamblers. The sensible ones realise it’s only 200 

That's an interesting thought, the difference between how a compulsive and non-compulsive gambler feels about it... :thumbsup:

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2 minutes ago, kitfitcornwall said:

That's an interesting thought, the difference between how a compulsive and non-compulsive gambler feels about it... :thumbsup:

Oh yes. There's a huge difference between the two 

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On 24/03/2018 at 17:57, kitfitcornwall said:

Just a thought I've had recently - 

You deposit 200 and play the slots, have a good win of 1000 and cash out, (1200).

The next day you go back on the slots and loose it all...

Do you feel like you've lost 200 or 1200...?

If I withdraw then it's real so it's a £1200 loss :(

If I don't withdraw then it's just £200...

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If i get to £1200 from £200 and I haven't got any bonus wagering then thats my money so If I lost it, Iv lost £1200 :biblethumb:

 

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This feels like a text book question into the mindset of a gambler.  If the money was yours to lose then you lost £1200 but most gamblers would see it was a loss of £200 I reckon.

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You have to have the mindset that you’ve lost £200 but it’s easier said than done as us gamblers can’t help but think back to the peak balance...it’s like The Bandit says when he gets to the penultimate step of the old Reel King ladder and loses...you’ve only lost what you had to start with, not what youd manage to build up to 

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If I've cashed out £1200 then put it back in and lost it all then it's a £1200 loss because I could have spent that money on Pizza :crywithlaughter: Until it's cashed out though that's a different story, without a cashout then it's only a £200 loss

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