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Posted: January 18, 2007, 10:29 am - IP Logged

My b.f used to buy lottery tickets every week. When he goes shopping he never comes back without 10-15 tickets in the pocket. I heard that gambling is considered to be an addition. If lottery is a sort of gambling, do you think I should start worrying about my b.f. right away?

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    Posted: January 18, 2007, 10:41 am - IP Logged

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      If your BF is not in debt over his head. Is paying for everything he needs. and has a good income i don't see it as a problem. I often worked overtime for extra cash to buy special things and play the lottery. my bills are always paid on time and no creditors are calling me about late payments.

      Addiction is usually defined by a person having a problem with some form of abuse. And not being in control of ones addiction.

      If he has disposable money and want's to play the lottery good for him. Some people have other hobbies that are way more expensive than playing the lottery.

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        Governments' conflict of interest in treating problem gamblers:

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          Posted: January 19, 2007, 3:44 am - IP Logged

          My b.f used to buy lottery tickets every week. When he goes shopping he never comes back without 10-15 tickets in the pocket. I heard that gambling is considered to be an addition. If lottery is a sort of gambling, do you think I should start worrying about my b.f. right away?

          It's hard to say what is too much. I know people who think spending $10 a week is too much!  I probably shouldn't blow the $40 or $50 a month do now.  When I had a good, steady job and felt lucky, sometimes I spent $20 (but not more!) However, I don't think I have the right to judge someone else.   Many people on this board say they spend $10 a day.

          I think you 2 need to sit down and discuss this matter.  Also, you didn't mention how serious your relationship is, and if he's only a boyfriend (someone you date) it's really not your place.  If the 2 of you plan to get married and have a family, then you have every right to get involved. Whether or not he's addicted to gambling isn't always the issue, it's how it affects your relationship.  My ex-husband didn't have a gambling problem at all, but I didn't think we should spend a lot of money going to Vegas and other vacation spots when we didn't even have a house. That was a long, long time ago when I was thinking about raising a family. So you could say we had different priorities.

          Yes, $10-$15 a day is a lot of money IMHO.  You're talking about $400 a month which is more than most car payments. That money should go into an IRA.  (Now I'm judging, aren't I?)  Again, you 2 need to have a serious chat.  Even if he does have a problem, it's up to him to admit it and get help.

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            Governments' conflict of interest in treating problem gamblers:

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            Thanks, Raven!  Very good article.

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              Posted: January 19, 2007, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

              I've been gambling my whole life..Horse's, dog's,lotto..To me it's my only vice..Some people live hard but they LIVE..

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                Posted: January 19, 2007, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                As long as the bills are paid and everything's taken care before purchasing them I wouldn't see it as a problem. As long as bf keeps it in perspective and realizes the odds it's ok. But if there's an obsessive spin on it, or he is buying them out of desperation then I'd be worried. Keep it fun and look at it as a game of checkers but don't be upset if you lose because that's the reality. If he gets more and more upset and keeps buying them out of anger because he keeps losing, well, then you have a red flag and need to cool it.

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                  Posted: January 19, 2007, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Yes, what they all said as far as the bills being paid, etc.

                   But also, it's no different, maybe even better than; coming home with two cases of beer.

                  By the same token, think about it - you are asking our opinion on a LOTTERY website, what do you expect us to say ?

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                    Posted: January 19, 2007, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                    My b.f used to buy lottery tickets every week. When he goes shopping he never comes back without 10-15 tickets in the pocket. I heard that gambling is considered to be an addition. If lottery is a sort of gambling, do you think I should start worrying about my b.f. right away?

                    Elspith said : "If lottery is a sort of gambling"

                    Hey, I don't know if you should worry about your " bf " as you call him, but I'm more worried about you if you don't know that the lottery is gambling.

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                      Posted: January 19, 2007, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                      As long as the bills are paid and everything's taken care before purchasing them I wouldn't see it as a problem. As long as bf keeps it in perspective and realizes the odds it's ok. But if there's an obsessive spin on it, or he is buying them out of desperation then I'd be worried. Keep it fun and look at it as a game of checkers but don't be upset if you lose because that's the reality. If he gets more and more upset and keeps buying them out of anger because he keeps losing, well, then you have a red flag and need to cool it.

                      I Agree!

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