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SELF EXCLUSION

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:10 pm
by LOSER1973
Today I self excluded for the second time not only from the casino but from nearly every poke venue I could think of. I have done this is the past and after 2 years walked straight back into the casino and gambled while excluded and never was asked to leave. I have gambled ever since and last night I gambled $1600 and lost the lost I returned the next day to self exclude and knowing I had been given $30 credit for my gambling I went in there with only $50 I actually won $720 I couldn't believe my luck and found myself not only losing the whole $720 but withdrawing another $400 and lost that too! What a disgrace to return to self exclude and find myself back in there! So after losing $2000 within 24 hours I rushed out to go to the bank to get another $1000 out. As I walked out I ran back in to try and reach the door of the self exclusion, then rushed out to the bank, then changed my mind and rushed back in to self exclude. I have gambled for over 21 years lost A LOT of money and whilst I am still comfortable financially it's now getting serious. When something so addictive has control on you and making you bet $5, $7.50 and $10 bet's and you cannot even leave with a win something is seriously wrong! I look into the future and I don't see one except for risking homelessness down the track. This scare's me....... I wish I could say I am proud to have self excluded but I have alot of FEAR that I may return to gamble. They assure me that they have camera recognition now and 98% of the time could pick me up if I return. I pray to GOD that I don't. I wasn't fully ready to give up gambling but I am too far gone now and it's becoming dangerous. If you cannot control yourself when your in the casino its time to SELF EXCLUDE FOLKS. If you can control yourself its time to SELF EXCLUDE so you don't cross that line because when you do its extremely hard to return to normality. I do not believe I can ever gamble again as I feel the urge will grow and destroy me. I plan to lock all my money up which will help nd seek a counselled, not that it helped me last time but it will keep me busy as to not think about gambling. I really regret the day I walked into that casino but its time to take my life back and not feel like crap anymore. Thankyou to gambling awareness for being located in the casino as this really encouraged me to make a change for my life and for my future.

Re: SELF EXCLUSION

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:27 am
by Ducky89
@LOSER1973 sounds like you are at a real crossroads and taking some active steps to manage your gambling so that it doesn't take over your life. All these mixed emotions you're feeling are so understandable given where you're at and everything you've been through. Thanks for sharing your story and I hope you will find the forum a supportive community as you continue on this path.

Has anyone else had a similar experience with setting up self exclusion? Or different experiences?

Re: SELF EXCLUSION

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:08 pm
by LOSER1973
Thankyou Ducky89,

I definately have to control my emotions and find another way to relieve stress and boredom, I'll keep you posted!

Re: SELF EXCLUSION

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:47 pm
by LOSER1973
1 week since i have gambled all is ok

Re: SELF EXCLUSION

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:10 am
by pamela
One week is great..keep going ..you can do this

Re: SELF EXCLUSION

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:24 am
by TimTam
Have you found other ways to keep you pre-occupied @@LOSER1973 ?
What are you doing to manage your stress now?

Tim Tam

Re: SELF EXCLUSION

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:31 am
by LOSER1973
Unfortunately by eating crap it's getting depressing