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I literally have no idea what to do, i can't stop. Im so addicted. Here's the story, i started uni and went to the casino for the first time in freshers, won about 30 quid and was hyped about it. I then somehow over the next few months managed to turn around £300 of my own money into £15,000 both online and in the casino..
I then began losing it all, some days i'd lose around 3k in one day and it is ridiculous. Now, i've lost the £4000 i'd saved from working last summer and am also in debt £2700, so am - £6700 of my own money and the £15000 i won. I just found out you can spend over your overdraft using your card when playing poker this week so have gone way over my overdraft. So now I'm even over my overdraft so probably going to get screwed over with charges.

I hadn't gambled in ages until a week or two ago then started playing poker - bank account was at 0 at this point, but now it's -£2700. I can't afford to do anything, can't afford to go out, can't pay the deposit for my house next year. I have no idea what to do. I really don't feel like i can ask my parents as they always said, don't gamble again, you'll get addicted a few months ago and i always promised them i wasn't doing it when infact i was betting up to £1000 on a single roulette spin in the casino at points..

Any help is greatly appreciated, it's destroying my life.

I've tried banning all my accounts on every site but they let you remove them after 7 days etc.. and there's so many sites it's so easy to find a new one..
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(Original post by Majeue)
I literally have no idea what to do, i can't stop. Im so addicted. Here's the story, i started uni and went to the casino for the first time in freshers, won about 30 quid and was hyped about it. I then somehow over the next few months managed to turn around £300 of my own money into £15,000 both online and in the casino..
I then began losing it all, some days i'd lose around 3k in one day and it is ridiculous. Now, i've lost the £4000 i'd saved from working last summer and am also in debt £2700, so am - £6700 of my own money and the £15000 i won. I just found out you can spend over your overdraft using your card when playing poker this week so have gone way over my overdraft. So now I'm even over my overdraft so probably going to get screwed over with charges.

I hadn't gambled in ages until a week or two ago then started playing poker - bank account was at 0 at this point, but now it's -£2700. I can't afford to do anything, can't afford to go out, can't pay the deposit for my house next year. I have no idea what to do. I really don't feel like i can ask my parents as they always said, don't gamble again, you'll get addicted a few months ago and i always promised them i wasn't doing it when infact i was betting up to £1000 on a single roulette spin in the casino at points..

Any help is greatly appreciated, it's destroying my life.

I've tried banning all my accounts on every site but they let you remove them after 7 days etc.. and there's so many sites it's so easy to find a new one..
The only way to get past it is to go cold turkey. When I had a problem, I was able to self exclude myself from websites for a couple of years. Try that instead.

Another thing that I did was install a parental program which limits the sites you can visit. It was called K9 internet protection if I remember correctly. I was able to disable access to gambling websites using this program. You need to have a master password. If you don't have any friends who can set it for you, get a piece of paper and write a really complicated password down. Enter it twice. Then destroy the paper.

Visit gamcare and have a look on their forums for advice

Hope that helps

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Accept what you have lost , forget about it, it's only money. Don't try and win it back, that's how people lose large amounts.

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Don't include the £15,000 - it'll only make you feel even worse. As an addicted gambler, it was never yours and you were bound to lose it anyway.
So you've lost £4,000 of your own money and are now £2,700 overdrawn?

If you can't even afford food or accommodation for next year, you don't really have any option but to tell your parents. Sure, they're probably going to scream at you, but they might be able to help with money. Don't go getting credit cards and loans...
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Have you tried matched betting
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