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Thread: Gambling Addict, can i stop for a month?

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    Default Gambling Addict, can i stop for a month?

    Hey guys, basically I'm a gambling addict! It's not like I borrow money to gamble, i only use my own money. Just feels stupid spending a good 50% of my pay in the bookies or online poker!

    From now on, i am trying to go the whole month without gambling at all. I am going to try to last till the 21st of May before i allow myself to spend a single penny! (Hopefully just stop for good)


    This topic is completely pointless, just felt the need to point out what i am trying to achieve

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    Good luck brother. Vices are hard to break. Being that you have less time to gamble, I would suggest spending more time padded!

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    Good luck mate! I hope you can break the addiction.

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    This may sound harsh but by saying you plan to stop for a month you are planning to fail. All you are doing is justifying failure . Believe me I full support you but I think for you to beat this addiction you need to change your attitude towards it.

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    I would suggest GA, this is as serious as a drinking problem and you will need support to help you stop.

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    I think you need to access your gambling success. If you've only been losing money, or at the very least, coming out on the losing end, that should be motivation to quit permanently. I know that one of our members is a very good online poker player, but those people are rare. My guess is that he is smart enough to card count, even in online poker. I have anti-luck, so I don't gamble. It's a complete waste of my money. I'm guessing it's a waste of your money as well, so I would quit out right, and find something more productive to do that was entertaining.

    There's another angle to look at as well. You are being used as a chump by those who run the gambling sites. They love people like you, and are delighted to steal your money. Don't let them. You're revenge is to not give them your business. Good luck.

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    Dogboy, there's no card counting in online poker. There are no "tricks" that beat the game, nor does it really take exceptional talent or intelligence. Either you bet well and play profitably, or you give your money to those who do. Of course, it takes time and effort to learn, just like anything else - but it's nothing special in that regard.

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    Ewww, losing money at online poker. Ur doin it rong!

    That problem is easily solvable - either drop down stakes to where you can beat it (a trained monkey can beat microstakes - see the microstakes forum on 2+2) or use the self-exclude features available on online sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruitkitty View Post
    Ewww, losing money at online poker. Ur doin it rong!

    That problem is easily solvable - either drop down stakes to where you can beat it (a trained monkey can beat microstakes - see the microstakes forum on 2+2) or use the self-exclude features available on online sites.
    Looks like a good forums, signing up to it now! Thanks.

    It's not about stopping gambling, well maybe the bookies. I just love playing poker, you have to spend money to get better, right?

    We don't stop doing something we enjoy just because it costs money do we? If i can learn to control it and improve my game, then it may work out alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I just love playing poker, you have to spend money to get better, right?
    Not really. What most winning players have done is start an account with $100-$200 so that they are properly rolled for one of the minimum cash game stakes or low buy-in tournament stakes. They move up when they're rolled for the next stake and move down if they become underrolled for their current stake. Rarely does a winning player have multiple large deposits - they figure out how to beat the low microstakes fairly quickly, using the numerous resources available in the online poker community, and then build up from there.

    This might also be a good juncture for you to start using tracking software and a HUD if you're not already. The two major software options are PokerTracker3 and HoldemManager2. HEM is better respected by players at small stakes and above, but PT3 has a 60-day free trial.

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