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Old 12-26-2018, 03:30 PM #1
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I haven't been here too much lately but it has been brought to my attention by my husband, that I may have an obsession with gambling. I guess I disagree since I still am able to pay all the bills and am successful financially. In fact I make more than my husband and feel I can spend my money on how ever I want so long as everything is taken care of financially. I do go to the casino 3-5 times a week and I only bring $200, buy in with initial $100 so I don't lose my entire bankroll in one session. I only like to play craps since it is a social game and offers a lot of action but you do need a reasonable amount of money for it. Anyway, we are starting a family soon and my husband is worried that my obsession with the game is going to impact this. I believe everything is under control but I am trying to see his side too. He wants to go to counselling but I just don't see the need to so I thought I'd reach out here and see what your thoughts are or if you have similar experiences to share.
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What can I tell you ... I also played for a long time in the casino for a little big money and it was like a hobby for me, until all this turned into an addiction. And if my wife had not helped me, I wouldn’t know what happened. And everything just started that I began to watch reviews on the casino site here. When I quit playing, I began to ask myself the question: "What can I really spend money on? Maybe for charity, maybe for public needs ..." And I just decided that I would spend the money that I spent on the casino on really important things. Therefore, I advise you to think, maybe the money you spend on your hobby(casino) will save someone's life.
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The highs from gambling can be very addictive.
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I haven't been here too much lately but it has been brought to my attention by my husband, that I may have an obsession with gambling. I guess I disagree since I still am able to pay all the bills and am successful financially. In fact I make more than my husband and feel I can spend my money on how ever I want so long as everything is taken care of financially. I do go to the casino 3-5 times a week and I only bring $200, buy in with initial $100 so I don't lose my entire bankroll in one session. I only like to play craps since it is a social game and offers a lot of action but you do need a reasonable amount of money for it. Anyway, we are starting a family soon and my husband is worried that my obsession with the game is going to impact this. I believe everything is under control but I am trying to see his side too. He wants to go to counselling but I just don't see the need to so I thought I'd reach out here and see what your thoughts are or if you have similar experiences to share.
You bring $200 every time you go to the casino? If you save that money you could put a down payment on a house in less than a year. Realize that you're losing more than you're winning, even though it feels good in the moment when you cash out from time to time. Find another hobby that's also social, and that won't cost you an arm and a leg.
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