By Mohrem
2 years ago

Gambling

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I have often read or heard that if you lose the first time, you should thank your stars, that is your blessing. The disease attacks mostly those who won that first time, the ones that experienced that overwhelming thrill and had a wonderful fantasy about how they were going to build an empire because, somehow, with some skill, and discipline this could become, in fact was going to be a huge source of income for them.

Slot machines are the most aggressive into getting you hooked. Now a few humans are able to put a few Euros into the machine and hope for the best and if it does not yield anything, they have the will power to walk away and skip that meal at Burger King. Those ones will not relate to this article. I am writing about the one who can almost swear that the bonus symbols are definitely coming in the next spin, the one who will postpone that trip to the washroom for at least forty minutes, the one that sees their credit card as capital to begin their booming business in sports betting, the one that will curse and hate everybody when that bet does not go through, the one who ironically feels good as the money is reduced to nothing in that slot machine.

Do not allow yourself to get into the desperation stage, my warning is that it happens very fast. If you think gambling will become your source of income, please think again. Do whatever you can to help yourself. Visit support groups, give up your bank cards to someone close that you trust, distract yourself positively, do not try to compete with others and gamble to achieve certain financial goals to match them, trust me they are battling their own problems, illnesses and demons too. My word is, compete against yourself, be a better you, work on you and before you know it you are so further ahead.

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ze2000 Not sure why gambling is still legal. Taxes I suppose.
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Mohrem I don't get it either.
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NyishaHv I really don't like gambling. I think it appeals to people that don't have a lot of money in the first place. Bookmakers, Casinos try to project this idea that you can base your income on hope. If that were the case, they'd go out of business because everyone would be 'winning'.
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