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Do I have a gambling problem?

Discussion in 'PROBLEMS - LET US TRY TO HELP' started by bristimgoo, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. bristimgoo

    bristimgoo NEW MEMBER

    I was with my cousin the other day and put £20 on an online gambling site and it gave me a bonus which I never asked for so I had £60 to play with. I won it up to £180 and tried to withdraw it and it said that I cannot withdraw as there are bonus funds. I used the online help service and she said that I needed to spend about 2000 to use up my bonus credits before I could withdraw. I said it was a scam and asked for my £20 back but they said they can't as I have used my bonus credits (In hindsight I realise I could've almost guaranteed withdraw by betting on red AND black on roulette with something on zero just in case) Anyway I bet the 180 and one of my numbers came up and I kept doubling and repeating until there was 3000 available to withdraw as I must have put 2000 on in total. I withdrew it to my account and was obviously buzzing but then I reverse withdrew it 500 at a time until I was left with my original £20. Reverse withdraw is when you have asked for your money back but you get about 12 hours to change your mind. I have been stressed ever since even though I havn't actually lost anything but I get paid soon and all I can think about is trying to win it back up and it feels like I have a gambling problem? Any advice?
  2. slotgal47

    slotgal47 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    I did the same thing a few days ago with Cleos, won like $400 and put it back in trying to get more. But I have never won as much as you before. I also felt horrible afterwards. But I told myself I didn't really lose anything but the original $20 I put in so that made me feel better. It wasn't really my money, so I just sucked it up. Next time I will do better. I don't think you have a gambling problem, I think we all do it at some point but we just need to train ourselves to do better and at least withdraw part of what we've won, that way we won't feel so bad. But if you feel you have no control I would suggest taking a break for a while to recompose yourself, so maybe you can get a clear head to have better judgement, if that makes sense. But this is just my suggestion, I'm not a counselor of any kind.
  3. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I feel that you have a gambling problem when it affects your finances. If you are gambling your rent or mortgage, your food money, your car payment or utility money then yeah, it's a problem. "
    If you are winning and not cashing out then yes, I agree with slotgal. You (and I) need to train yourself to be a better gambler. If you have the itch to win more all the time, that is addiction to the thrill of gambling IMO.
  4. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Well said Mben!
  5. lucky8s

    lucky8s WELL KNOWN MEMBER

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    Victor,"
    It sounds like you were playing roulette, those type of bonuses are hard to get. Also there is usually a MAX cashout on those types of bonuses. Even though you were able to request a withdrawal does not mean that you would have gotten the whole $3,000. "
    So that might make you fell better about it."
    And NO I don't believe you have a problem, I would if I were you ask the casino you were playing at what was the MAX cashout on that bonus.

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