Addiction

This is why we needed to ban the FOBT machines.

One of the few good moves the Tories made.
Its a pretty pointless exercise when online gambling is so easily accessible. Never before has an addict been able to hide his addiction so easily. It wasnt a bad move but it won't have stopped many addicts.

A serious clampdown on gambling websites is badly needed. Every advert break now seems to have an ad for online casinos or bingo.
 

SPUFF

Striker
Its a pretty pointless exercise when online gambling is so easily accessible. Never before has an addict been able to hide his addiction so easily. It wasnt a bad move but it won't have stopped many addicts.

A serious clampdown on gambling websites is badly needed. Every advert break now seems to have an ad for online casinos or bingo.
Dont know how youd start there mate.

Folk have half a dozen accounts then another few in wives names etc. How do you police that? Comes down to self control i guess but not ideal for all.
 
Dont know how youd start there mate.

Folk have half a dozen accounts then another few in wives names etc. How do you police that? Comes down to self control i guess but not ideal for all.
I meant across the board rather than for the individual. Generally limiting how much can be gambled in one hour or day etc. Restricting advertising on sport and TV.

For the individual, I suppose if it was linked to bank accounts where banks could only have one online gambling account linked to it could be a way of reducing it. Wouldnt be easy to do but it could probably be done.
 

SPUFF

Striker
I meant across the board rather than for the individual. Generally limiting how much can be gambled in one hour or day etc. Restricting advertising on sport and TV.

For the individual, I suppose if it was linked to bank accounts where banks could only have one online gambling account linked to it could be a way of reducing it. Wouldnt be easy to do but it could probably be done.
I guess. Or bookies being on one database where only say £50 a day can be wagered by folk with issues?

Read an awful post on here like, lad tried to jack in gambing and withdraw all his money, they asked for various id etc etc for days. He then blew the lot then they said issue was resolved.
Im stunned at how bent they are in this day n age.
Still raging i dint get paid out on a boxer throwing the towel in just cos an actual towel wasnt thrown in the ring ffs!
 
Now see I've been up an hour & not fancied a morning bottle at all

Yet some mornings I'm practically knocking down my offy walls to get a bottle of cider in

If I could feel like this every morning I'd be owa the moon
Said it before Hank. It’s up to you to not want to feel like that. I’m sure you’re a decent lad, but unless you want to get the help you need, then you’re condemning yourself to a life of feeling like shite, wallowing in self pity and generally wanting to be seen as the victim in a world that you’ve made for yourself. There will have been a time that you weren’t dependent on the drink.
In short, what I’m saying is that there is good expert help out there, but it’s not going to come looking for you. You’re the one that has to have the balls to start the search.
 
Said it before Hank. It’s up to you to not want to feel like that. I’m sure you’re a decent lad, but unless you want to get the help you need, then you’re condemning yourself to a life of feeling like shite, wallowing in self pity and generally wanting to be seen as the victim in a world that you’ve made for yourself. There will have been a time that you weren’t dependent on the drink.
In short, what I’m saying is that there is good expert help out there, but it’s not going to come looking for you. You’re the one that has to have the balls to start the search.
I'm already at AA marra was there on Thursday & this is my 4th morning sober ( well till now any way )

I just want to stop my morning boozing
 

Reptilia

Winger
When MCAT was doing the rounds a few years ago I was very close to becoming fully addicted to it like, was staying up for three days on end taking it nearly every week. Thankfully I knocked it on the head.
 

HarryChest

Full Back
For anybody with an online gambling addiction I recommend signing upto Gamstop. It's the UK national online self exclusion site. Register your details and it will self-exclude you from the majority of companies and won't let you open new accounts.



If you bet in shops visit MOSES to self exclude from all shops in your area

 
Its a pretty pointless exercise when online gambling is so easily accessible. Never before has an addict been able to hide his addiction so easily. It wasnt a bad move but it won't have stopped many addicts.

A serious clampdown on gambling websites is badly needed. Every advert break now seems to have an ad for online casinos or bingo.
Whilst I agree that further action is necessary in regards to online banking, limiting the machines to a much smaller stake was a good move.

Not all gambling addicts are online, some are at their high street or sadly corner shop bookie.
 
I'm already at AA marra was there on Thursday & this is my 4th morning sober ( well till now any way )

I just want to stop my morning boozing
Good to see you’re serious about beating it marra. I don’t know what they’re telling you to do but is cold turkey not medically recommended for you?
 

The soap powder

Full Back
Think its brave of anybody to admit they have an addiction but then to say I'm still doing it or don't want to stop is a different matter.

Gambling is bad and ive seen this first hand the only way to beat it if you want to is talk to people close to you friends and family so they can almost shame you into stopping however in this day and age it is so easy to gamble and chase your losses, In fact its encouraged by the bookies especially on line ...... Good luck to the OP if he wants to quit if he doesn't then I hope it doesn't bring you anymore heart ache or you can at least get it under control !!
 

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