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  1. Evening all, I came to point in September where I realised I need to make changes to get the most out of life-I’m only 37, a dad of one, have a good job and life however I have never been able to shake the gambling bug. Currently I’m just under 4 weeks without a bet on football/horses and the same for FOBTs which given my extensive habit for 15/16 years, I’m feeling pretty good. I’m over the ‘itch’ to constantly gamble for now but I certainly won’t be complacent and I’ve registered with gamstop, Moses (Casinos) and self-excluded from bookies. My question is am I mad for watching the online content? For me, it’s quite cathartic being able to watch but not having the urge to gamble but I’m wondering if anyone else has experience of themselves/others doing this and maybe it having an adverse effect? thanks in advance!
  2. Been there, done that so I feel your pain. although slightly older than you, I started way younger on slots at caravan park holidays...hitting £30 aged 10 was the first step down this road I guess! Been trying to stop on and off for near on 10 years. Even been made bankrupt in that time with a hefty five-figures. Am coming up for 4 weeks gambling and bet free but it will always be an issue. Made changes such as getting a new bank account to block gambling (hopefully mentioning it’s monzo won’t be an issue on here!), gamstop online, self-exclusion from bookies. I think the difference I feel this time is that I am truly buying into wanting to stop. it’s like anything in life-diets, gym, other habits...unless you truly want to stop, nothing will change what you do. Good luck in making the change! All you can do is take it one day at a time if you try to stop.
  3. Evening all. I just wanted to know if anyone else is experiencing poor returns on the FOBTs recently? Extremely hard to get any bonuses and when I do on £2 spin, I’m often left with a £4 win just for the symbols (no wins from spins-cheers eye of Horus!). Fishin frenzy is just as bad...no wins on the free spins, only seems to be fisherman catches and only ever with small values...
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