Andrew

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Written by: Andrew

Hi everyone,

I hope you guys will learn something from my gambling addiction. I am 27 years old this year.

Today is the day I asked myself what I want to be in the next three years. Because when I look back on my past three and a half years, I worked hard at my job and spent most of my hard-earned money on gambling at the casino. My job is from Monday to Friday and I was at the casino on the weekend and spent all the money I had in my bank account and went home empty handed. It happened every week for the past three and a half years, but I did win sometimes. The winning money didn't stay with me for long. Of course I lost it again in the next couple of weeks.

Every time before I went to the casino, I told myself I could control my limit and I would be OK. That wasn't me. After losing a few hundred dollars I would go to the ATM and withdraw cash until nothing was left in my bank account. I lost $950 this weekend and I have $33 left in my bank account and bills to pay. Plus I have an $18,000 credit card debt. I want to cry out loud but I can't and I don't know why. I would say that I lost around $100k in the past three and a half years. The good thing about me is I did send money to my parents sometimes.

I always think I can make up my previous losses from winning back. There is no way I could make up my losses and I would lose more.

All I want to do right now is to stop gambling from now on and seek help for my future. I know that I can't help myself out of this addiction alone because I did try before. I want to get rid off this gambling addiction so bad. Hopefully, whoever is reading this will learn lessons from my bad experience.

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