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Old 02-21-2009, 10:36 AM   #16
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Default Re: Why do you all bet? For fun or is it addiction?

I think some of you are fooling yourselves if you don't think you have a problem. Going by how many bets you talk about and posts you've made in the GAMBLERS LOUNGE (even if it's minimal amounts - which when you start earning bigger wages will mean increase in bet stakes) there is a definite problem somewhere imo.

Fine if you are talking about sport. But you are talking about GAMBLING YOUR MONEY CONSTANTLY. Can you not see this is dangerous and can only lead to problems further down the line? I know this doesn't apply to all of you, but for a lot of people I believe this to be true. I have seen what it does to people.

All I am saying is please be conscious of the possibility. If you begin loaning money from people (however much - it's all relative), if you are constantly betting/thinking about betting, if it's getting in the way of your job, then these are signs of a problem.

Would you agree with that last paragraph at least?
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:45 AM   #17
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Default Re: Why do you all bet? For fun or is it addiction?

Is this a trick question?

Everything you do in your life is a gamble, some just dont realize it, therefore human race is addicted to gambling.

Every single thing can be represented in odds, and you take those odds all the time.
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Suppose it is not that case there is a God. Then time is infinite, and you are an empirically finite collection of chemicals. Since time is infinite and your youness is finite, then you have had infinite occurrence, and infinite variation. Since you have been infinitely varied, you would have attained the ability to forward, or compile, your memories. Yet it is not the case you have infinite regression of memory from time immemorial.
Hence, God exists.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #18
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Is this a trick question?

Everything you do in your life is a gamble, some just dont realize it, therefore human race is addicted to gambling.

Every single thing can be represented in odds, and you take those odds all the time.
Walking down the road is a gamble. Although you could say with 99% certainty you will make it down that road. Driving your car is a gamble, but your odds of making it are high.

Can you honestly say gambling on sport is that secure? If it were there would be no industry, people would not get in trouble doing it and lose their family/home etc.

Look, I like to gamble sometimes. I only gamble what I can afford relative to my income. What I am saying is that if you are doing this constantly and throwing your money away then surely there is a problem?

Just yesterday I saw someone throw away Ł2k on a 4/1 shot. And he could not afford to do that. All I am saying is keep your wits about you. This is money you are gambling with and I deal with these sorts of problems daily.

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Old 02-21-2009, 11:30 AM   #19
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You do get 1.01 shots in gambling thats your 99%

There are many things people do in life where they can get killed or loose lots of money or ruin lives etc with odds of 50% or less. Some do it more, some avoid those situations, some do it often. Its up to anyone to take his chances. No one got rich by going through life taking 99% shots. But its all to personal preference.

Regarding people having 40.000 posts on a gambling forum, are they more addicted than someone having 40.000 post on some mobile phones forum or some RPG or any other BS people spend their time on....

Most people are "addicted" to one thing or another.
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Suppose it is not that case there is a God. Then time is infinite, and you are an empirically finite collection of chemicals. Since time is infinite and your youness is finite, then you have had infinite occurrence, and infinite variation. Since you have been infinitely varied, you would have attained the ability to forward, or compile, your memories. Yet it is not the case you have infinite regression of memory from time immemorial.
Hence, God exists.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:51 AM   #20
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You do get 1.01 shots in gambling thats your 99%

There are many things people do in life where they can get killed or loose lots of money or ruin lives etc with odds of 50% or less. Some do it more, some avoid those situations, some do it often. Its up to anyone to take his chances. No one got rich by going through life taking 99% shots. But its all to personal preference.

Regarding people having 40.000 posts on a gambling forum, are they more addicted than someone having 40.000 post on some mobile phones forum or some RPG or any other BS people spend their time on....

Most people are "addicted" to one thing or another.
There is a distinct difference to being addicted to something which involves gambling your livelihood and anything else.

Alcohol, drugs and gambling are three of the worst offenders. Ofcourse there are others. Ofcourse someone who can't stop seeking thrills from white water rafting/skiing/climbing etc may also have a problem. However that has less of a direct impact on your health, stability, friends and family than gambling/alcohol/drugs. If you can't see that then you are just deluding yourself in order to make yourself feel as if what you are doing is fine.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:01 PM   #21
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of the 40.000 posts, 9.999 have the word "fix", other 9.999 "mug", 9,999 "choker", 9.999, "****".

the remaining 4 are "gsmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!"
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:01 PM   #22
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Default Re: Why do you all bet? For fun or is it addiction?

I think being addicted to world of warcraft is worse than all above :-)

Any addiction is bad, there are always problematic people but it is untrue that everyone involved in gambling is an addict or due to become one.
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Suppose it is not that case there is a God. Then time is infinite, and you are an empirically finite collection of chemicals. Since time is infinite and your youness is finite, then you have had infinite occurrence, and infinite variation. Since you have been infinitely varied, you would have attained the ability to forward, or compile, your memories. Yet it is not the case you have infinite regression of memory from time immemorial.
Hence, God exists.
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as for the topic itself, it seems that the one who made it discounts the possibility of making profit on the long run.

In this moment I do bet on a living in Chilean football, and have no shame to say it. In fact, is a shitload of work.

Addicted? For me the best weekends are the ones with FIFA matches (no league played). Sometimes it can be stressful
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As long as you gamble what you can afford to lose then its ok, the problems begin when you start taking out loans to gamble and asking people to loan you money to gamble.

Thats when the shit hits the fan and you need help, you realise its an addiction if it comes to that stage.
But you have 28,000 posts in less than 3 years!!! How many posts per day is that? About 25? 25 posts per day? That is insane. Surely you would class that as an addiction.

There is someone else in this thread who has about 34,000 posts, but that was in five years.

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:56 PM   #25
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i only bet when i feel there is a good value bet, sometimes i go through weeks without betting and it doesn't bother me. I only like to pick out profitable bets.
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nearing 4,000 posts myself, call the clinic!
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I have a sickness.
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looks like u need some help...

ketoklear.....I also know places you can speak to - this goes to u only. Just PM me!!
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I do it for fun and to make money. Not addicted at all.
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