Stories of change
I started gambling with my boyfriend who is now my husband he would take me to the casino where we could dance and gamble at the time i would not use my own money, i couldn't see myself gambling, so h
I am a compulsive gambler and I have a serious problem. I cannot understand why I have the urges that I do have. I'm only 25 years old.
why do I gamble? The answer is simple...the action. What started out as harmless fun quickly turned into a dangerous game.
I've been addicted to pokies since I was 20, I'm 30 now and a solo mum of three. Because I can't take my kids into a Games room I play via the internet. I HATE IT.
Why I did this?
I knew very little about gambling 3 years ago. I recall I first entered a casino at that time, and I looked at people and kind of thought they were 'absolutely' crazy.
I'm a Canadian guy, 37 & already self-excluded from land casinos to control the urge.
Let me say first that I feel great empathy for all of you who have posted here. Gambling is every bit as bad as drug abuse, and indeed any other addiction you can think of.
Why did I start gambling online? I don't know, maybe the thrill of getting money for nothing, harmless fun.
To the last person's post. Yes, it doesn't matter how smart you are, and addiction is an addiction. I said the same thing to my doctor, that I am smarter than this.
I have always played a bit of pokies at pubs and had some big wins and some big losses, but it's never been too bad becouse I can just leave, or not take my card with me.