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    I won't digress - I am 20 years old and I have lost £4k at the poker tables online.

    I resolve to quit every week but I always put in £30 a week on my payday, that all adds up. I win big and loose bigger, but poker is a fools game and I know it.

    Still I return, every week. Spending money I owe, to play poker.
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    It's only a fools game if you suck at it. There is a degree of skill to it.
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    play Zynga Poker instead
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    (Original post by Genocidal)
    It's only a fools game if you suck at it. There is a degree of skill to it.
    Wrong, I've won in excess of £8k at the poker tables but statistially, poker is for loosers.
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    Why do people insist on spelling loser with two o´s
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    Haven't you made a similar thread before?
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    Seek help.

    Hope you beat the addiction. One of my close friends went through a rough patch with gambling and lost a hell of a lot - I can empathise with how difficult it must be to stop. Try not to do it alone. Best of luck.
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    I too have a problem but its with football betting.
    It started off small about 6 months ago but now i've got to the stage where i just cant help but put a bet on and it got bigger and bigger, im now living on bread and milk till my next pay day :/
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    (Original post by UnknwnEntity)
    Wrong, I've won in excess of £8k at the poker tables but statistially, poker is for loosers.
    Not at all. You just managed to luck out. If you are skilled then you will win in the long run. Try some poker software that provides a graph and you will always see a steady but jagged upwards line if you are skilled.
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    I just wasted 30£ on scratchcards today, i got like 10 2£ 1s and 2 5£ 1s and got nothing back..not a penny
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    (Original post by UnknwnEntity)
    Wrong, I've won in excess of £8k at the poker tables but statistially, poker is for loosers.
    The worst gamblers win from time to time. The point is you've lost 4k, so it;s a problem you need to get rid of, thus I advise you to contact Gamblers anonymous.

    I think the disease with gambling is that winning/profit isn't enough.
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    I've lost about 6k on sports betting. Every week as soon as my wages come in I'd deposit and bet online. Sometimes I'd win quite a bit, but not withdraw, and eventually lose it all. I'd then tell myself I'd just try again the next week, win it back and then quit. But of course that never happened...

    I've now excluded myself from all betting sites, and changed all the login details etc so I can no longer access any accounts. My bank balance is £0 until payday tomorrow, and I aim not to gamble again. I've tried this in the past but haven't managed it, and have always started again, but this time after excluding myself from everywhere, and after realising I need to save for Uni, I'm going to do it.

    Good luck - my advice is to exclude yourself from all sites. If you need motivation, go on the GA forums and read some of the stories on there. I'm lucky that I've realised the problem even before I've gone to Uni, fortunately at this age its not significant enough to change my life. Had it been after Uni when I had a full-time job and maybe family, it could have been so much worse.

    You've taken arguably the most important step - recognising you have a problem.
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    (Original post by UnknwnEntity)
    Wrong, I've won in excess of £8k at the poker tables but statistially, poker is for loosers.
    So you lost 4k (according to ur op) in poker put won 8k so that makes you 4k in profit?
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    (Original post by NGC773)
    So you lost 4k (according to ur op) in poker put won 8k so that makes you 4k in profit?
    No I'm talking overall, I'm £4k down
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    Can you send the sites an email asking to ban your IP?
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    (Original post by UnknwnEntity)
    Wrong, I've won in excess of £8k at the poker tables but statistially, poker is for loosers.
    lol i'd love to see that statistic . If you havent already been there http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/ is a much better place to discuss anything to do with poker. also learn brm and stick to it if you want to keep playing
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    Seriously, get help before it goes too far, my Dad's gambling addiction got him into prison, you don't want to be that guy.
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    There's a reason why companies involved in the gambling industry rakes in big bucks..... the gullibility of most people thinking they can beat the house.

    Anyway OP, just a friendly advice..... go get some help otherwise someday you may be posting that you've lost in the tunes of hundred of thousands. Known of families who had to sell their children due to gambling debts.
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    (Original post by History-Student)
    Can you send the sites an email asking to ban your IP?
    You can request a self exclusion for a set period of time, If I would you go for the max on ALL sites you play on and if you go into casino's take a passport photo and self exclude yourself from those.... Thats a start.

    (Original post by Genocidal)
    Not at all. You just managed to luck out. If you are skilled then you will win in the long run. Try some poker software that provides a graph and you will always see a steady but jagged upwards line if you are skilled.
    This really is NOT helpfull so either help the guy or STOP being a useless ...! Anyway my advice is if you find you are unable to stop go to a GA meeting once a week, they are informal annonamous and will have people who have been in you situation and help you beat it. It is a hard addiction to beat, but yours is still at a ver managable stage...don't let it progress any further.

    If you want any more advice or a chat drop me a pm.

    Good luck and be proactive don't just say "i'll stop this week"...you never will!
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    Learn bankroll management like duh, obviously.
 
 
 
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