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Is gambling a waste of money

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    You'll never (or as good as never, incredibly unlikely) make a profit in the long run, the odds ect will almost guarantee this. They are a business like any other, they're in it to make money. If you could really go there every day and stand a realistic chance of leaving with more than you came with, then they'd have gone bust pretty quickly. I personally wouldn't find emptying my pockets into a fruit machine every day particularly entertaining. Each to their own, but I think I'd rather get a hobby, and spend the money on something useful instead. Or you could save up for a holiday, do some sports, go out for a meal, go to a cinema/music concerts, and get out and enjoy yourself with friends instead.
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    Depends on how much profit you are making?
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    My mums a gambling addict who lives on benefits she can't pay all her debts and bills, she was overdrawn by a grand life's hard on benefits
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    Trust me most of the time she gets it from me
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    Like online gambling
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    I had a part time ''job'' doing matched betting which I found personally satisfying and profitable, but I do not count that gambling. I simply like maths and I like getting one over the system.

    Gambling is a past-time, personally I derive no sense of enjoyment from the idea of shoving a load money on a game of pure chance where I have no control over the outcome. It's like drinking alcohol, in the long-term it's bad for you, you're paying for a thrill and some people enjoy that.
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    Trust me gamblings like throwing money down the drain, I got this Calvin Klein jacket for £80 on sale from £215 mum thinks it's expensive I could sell it for £160 and double my money Attachment 558229558231
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    What if your not working
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    Have you ever met a poor bookie?
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Trust me gamblings like throwing money down the drain, I got this Calvin Klein jacket for £80 on sale from £215 mum thinks it's expensive I could sell it for £160 and double my money Attachment 558229558231
    But you could buy a £20 jacket from Primark and it'll not make a difference?
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    (Original post by Gora The Xplorer)
    I had a part time ''job'' doing matched betting which I found personally satisfying and profitable, but I do not count that gambling. I simply like maths and I like getting one over the system.

    Gambling is a past-time, personally I derive no sense of enjoyment from the idea of shoving a load money on a game of pure chance where I have no control over the outcome. It's like drinking alcohol, in the long-term it's bad for you, you're paying for a thrill and some people enjoy that.
    Matched Betting is not gambling though as you're simply making use of free bets. If you're gambling on the euro for example, and watching it with your family that's fine but lotteries etc are a waste of money.
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    My mums a gambling addict who lives on benefits she can't pay all her debts and bills, she was overdrawn by a grand life's hard on benefits
    that makes me sick to my stomach
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    (Original post by I feel myself)
    Matched Betting is not gambling though as you're simply making use of free bets. If you're gambling on the euro for example, and watching it with your family that's fine but lotteries etc are a waste of money.
    My parents went mad when they found out tho :teehee:
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    (Original post by Fenice)
    If you are going to gamble do it properly.

    First of all do not play casino games online. Go to a casino in London. I recommend Crockford's.

    Play something like Blackjack which has an element of skill. Read books about it. Learn basic strategy. Learn to card count. Bet small. Don't drink. And most importantly of all, black tie.
    Gambling in property requires vastly more capital. Why is black tie relevant?

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    Wrong. You wouldnt say spending £10 on a cinema ticket is a waste of money, neither would somebody placing it on a football match of which he would not have had previous interest
    To a person who views £80 as an expensive jacket losing £40-£60 a day is a lot of money and is likely to put you in financial difficulty. Also people who gamble for enjoyment would probably pretty quickly lose enjoyment if they were losing every day.



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    There is a big difference, the quality the looks it would last longer and make you feel better, what if that £60 top went down to £20 on sale would you buy it
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    How it's true though
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    Trust me that's the safest to bet it's easy to bet on football etc
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    It would the quality ain't there and it would look cheap and poorly made
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    Yes there's a lot especially the old drinkers that beg for money
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    Trust me matched betting is the way to go, gambling is like drugs it just hooks you into it where you don't realise how much your spending
 
 
 
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