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    User 5901c96536336
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:56 am

    Well I fell for it

    Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:45 am

    I was so obsessed with the pokies I lost a great deal of money. I decided that enough was enough and self barred myaelf from the pub across the road. It didnt stop me..I went else where.
    Well I had a big decision to make..self exclude myself entirely or loose everything. Self exclusion it was and hey it worked for about 14 months. I save all my money and bought a new car!!!!!
    It only took one call to the gambling authority to remove my barring from one or two venues for **** to hit the fan.
    Off I went thinking ive got this..i e been so good for so long I should be okay..Hell no!!!!
    After a couple of thousand dollars i was hooked and couldnt care less.
    It took all my inner strength to organise a total gaming room barring order.
    God..I hope I never set foot in a gaming room again..??????????????????????
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    dragon007 (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 173
    Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:07 am

    Re: Well I fell for it

    Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:38 pm

    Hi User 5901c96536336


    Takes a lot strength to admit you need help.

    You might find an Aussie document called Ka-ching Pokie Nation interesting.

    Keep going.

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