Stop Gambling Online - Gamble Wean UK

Stop Gambling Online - Gamble Wean UK

Have an office at home and build an online community. Be on call 24/7 to assist people suffering from problem gambling. #GambleWean

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I was addicted to gambling for more than 30 years. I wouldn’t recommend it because it’s depressing! I lost relationships, friendships and almost sacrificed my sanity, as well as losing a lot of money over the years. I remember that my first experience of gambling was at the age of 5 at the seaside in Cleethorpes or Skegness (UK). I was infected by the bright lights and loud noises of the fair and arcade and got a real thrill from winning on the coin slider slot machines.
Fast forward 10 years and at 15, my gambling had become a serious problem. School became a place to hustle and I spent more time in the arcades than in lessons. The next stage was the casino. Rent, food and electric all played second fiddle to my pursuit for fast money. It got so bad that EVERY PENNY I got would go straight into my online casino account and my losses were growing by the £100's.


Now, though, I have got smart and managed to break free from my addiction. I no longer gamble online.
I decided to share my experience in the hope that I could help other people who are struggling with gambling addiction to get smart like me. The gambling industry in the UK is huge, with an annual turnover of more than £51,000 million (not including the National Lottery). More than £13,000 million of that is as a result of online gambling. The Government gains through our gambling as 20%, or £1 out of every £5 we spend, is taken in tax. It isn’t surprising that the turnover is so high as, we are introduced to gambling at a young age, with family friendly games such as bingo and pontoon. Buying a National lottery ticket has become part of many people’s weekly routine and is not really seen as gambling. Thanks to the internet, people can now gamble 24 hours a day. Long after the bookies, arcades, and casinos (in the UK at least) have closed, gamblers use their computers, or smart devices and continue to feed their habit. They can lose or win thousands of pounds while sitting on their sofa in just their underwear.
How can I help you? Firstly, we need to decide what kind of gambler you are. I have identified 3 different types.
The ‘take it or leave it’ gambler. You are quite happy to gain or lose small amounts, say £3 or £23 and can walk away. If this is you, you are not a problem gambler.
The ‘thrill seekers’ who are addicted to getting the ‘high’ that comes with winning. You think you can win every time, but you’re not addicted like an alcoholic or heavy smoker, because you can control the odds just by the way you push the buttons. This is an illusion, but I can help you get off the gambling train.
The ‘professional’ gambler. You are a lifelong gambling addict to the point that you have made a kind of career from it and are willing to try to make a million or walk away with nothing. I can’t help you with that level of addiction.
So, if you are a ‘thrill seeker’ then I can definitely help you to get smart. The first question that you need to ask yourself is ‘Do I really want to stop?’ Be honest with yourself about that because, like any other addiction, if you don’t really want to stop, then there is nothing that I-or anyone else-can do to help you. If you have decided that you must stop, then the main secret I have discovered is that you should wean yourself off gambling gradually. This is probably different from other advice that you’ve been given or found online. Many YouTube users advocate shooting your cards off straight away, basically going ‘cold turkey’, and stopping gambling completely all at once, but I found that my method works best and I would like to share my tips with you. Before that, I’ll tell you a little bit more about myself and the trouble that my addiction caused me before I got smart.I was addicted to gambling for more than 30 years. I wouldn’t recommend it because it’s depressing! I lost relationships, friendships and almost sacrificed my sanity, as well as losing a lot of money over the years. I remember that my first experience of gambling was at the age of 5 at the seaside in Cleethorpes or Skegness (UK). I was infected by the bright lights and loud noises of the fair and arcade and got a real thrill from winning on the coin slider slot machines.
Fast forward 10 yeaars and at 15, my gambling had become a serious problem. School became a place to hustle and I spent more time in the arcades than in lessons. The next stage was the casino. Rent, food and electric all played second fiddle to my pursuit for fast money. It got so bad that EVERY PENNY I got would go straight into my online casino account and my losses were growing by the £100's.
Now, though, I have got smart and managed to break free from my addiction. I no longer gamble online.
I decided to share my experience in the hope that I could help other people who are struggling with gambling addiction to get smart like me. The gambling industry in the UK is huge, with an annual turnover of more than £51,000 million (not including the National Lottery). More than £13,000 million of that is as a result of online gambling. The Government gains through our gambling as 20%, or £1 out of every £5 we spend, is taken in tax. It isn’t surprising that the turnover is so high as, we are introduced to gambling at a young age, with family friendly games such as bingo and pontoon. Buying a National lottery ticket has become part of many people’s weekly routine and is not really seen as gambling. Thanks to the internet, people can now gamble 24 hours a day. Long after the bookies, arcades, and casinos (in the UK at least) have closed, gamblers use their computers, or smart devices and continue to feed their habit. They can lose or win thousands of pounds while sitting on their sofa in just their underwear.
How can I help you? Firstly, we need to decide what kind of gambler you are. I have identified 3 different types.
The ‘take it or leave it’ gambler. You are quite happy to gain or lose small amounts, say £3 or £23 and can walk away. If this is you, you are not a problem gambler.
The ‘thrill seekers’ who are addicted to getting the ‘high’ that comes with winning. You think you can win every time, but you’re not addicted like an alcoholic or heavy smoker, because you can control the odds just by the way you push the buttons. This is an illusion, but I can help you get off the gambling train.
The ‘professional’ gambler. You are a lifelong gambling addict to the point that you have made a kind of career from it and are willing to try to make a million or walk away with nothing. I can’t help you with that level of addiction.
So, if you are a ‘thrill seeker’ then I can definitely help you to get smart. The first question that you need to ask yourself is ‘Do I really want to stop?’ Be honest with yourself about that because, like any other addiction, if you don’t really want to stop, then there is nothing that I-or anyone else-can do to help you. If you have decided that you must stop, then the main secret I have discovered is that you should wean yourself off gambling gradually. This is probably different from other advice that you’ve been given or found online. Many YouTube users advocate shooting your cards off straight away, basically going ‘cold turkey’, and stopping gambling completely all at once, but I found that my method works best and I would like to share my tips with you. 

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