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    How the F did I get here
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    Funny/cringeworthy gambling stories!

    Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:41 pm

    Lighten the mood! What are your funny/cringeworthy gambling stories that you look back and either laugh because you can't believe you did that or cringe at the thought.

    Edited post, hey guys edited post, think it could be a good thread.
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    pamela
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    Re: Funny gambling experiences

    Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:18 pm

    Not sure I ever had any fun experiences when gambling..but I am intrigued by your story
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    How the F did I get here
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    Re: Funny gambling experiences

    Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:03 pm

    @pamela
    Perhaps I should reword what I meant. Experiences where if we don't laugh we will cry. Past experiences where we look back and thinking I can't believe I did that, an omg moment looking back.
    But tbh Just realized it a bit of a mission to relay it on here. Cbf tbh 😂
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    pamela
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    Re: G

    Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:27 pm

    Oh my gosh I have plenty of those moments..some I am not proud of..I think one I would mention is when I gambled all my money away down to my last few dollars..and I would win $5.00 and go home feeling proud..lol..how stupid..I would beat myself up and then think it was ok coz I had 5 dollars..although I am not sure what I thought I could buy with that...
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Re: G

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:22 am

    Hi @How the F did I get here I’ve sent you a private message
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    Mona58
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    Re: G

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:41 pm

    Hi HTFDIGH

    I'm sitting here doing some hand sewing .-and thinking of your initial post....

    My stupid funny thing about the pokies was paying $20 for a ''free" cappacino before work!!

    Nothing wrong with your initial post! You know we can't always Know how anyone would react. You know I think most people shy away from posting in the forums. i often wonder why,.. but deep down I know they read and go away with the knowledge.

    Keep posting. I really enjoy your posts and hope you are doing well!

    Mona
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    Cally
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    Re: G

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:11 pm

    I often read the forums but rarely post I think it is because of the shame and embarrassment :( :( I feel and I have trouble bearing my soul to strangers.
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    Mona58
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    Re: Funny/cringeworthy gambling stories!

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:55 pm

    Hi Cally

    Welcome to the forums .

    Nothing to be ashamed of ... if anyone should carry the shame of gambling its the "government"! I'm actually getting really annoyed with these gambling adverts on telly ..-its as if they're preying on the vulnerable. I do understand that it comes down to "choice" but with all these high mortages... high rents and cost of living its tempting for people to take to gambling. I remember when pokies was taberet and those adverts were constant on telly... enticing people into the D-dens... once hooked ... yeah... you guessed it no need for adverts! Not that the government cares since they say "society" reaps the benefits from gamblers! Argh!! it really annoys me thinking about all those years that practically cost me my freedom!! I wasn't free!! I was brainwashed... programmed ... manipulated... by a machine!!

    Mona
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Re: Funny/cringeworthy gambling stories!

    Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm

    Hi @Cally *wave*
    There's no pressure to post of course but please don't feel ashamed or embarassed - like mona says there's nothing to be ashamed about! You are in a safe community here of people who understand exactly what you're experiencing. Please know that there's no judgement here!
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    How the F did I get here
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    Re: Funny/cringeworthy gambling stories!

    Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:51 am

    I would always leave knowing the gaming staff had more of my money on them than I did.
    For some reason I've always been a tipper (good). I'd leave with silver in my purse but the staff a nice number of notes.
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