Hi dr65 - what's said in the pulpit isn't always practiced. Gambling addiction is tough to conquer. AA states they have around a 5% cure ratio. He is different - because he is a pathological addicted gambler. You said you are "a person in the know who seems to have it." I challenge you to explain what you mean and why you buy so many tickets. I'm not picking on you dr65 - maybe you have information that can help a lot of us who are addicted to gambling.
And don't say "it's private" You are anonymous on here.
lol skeptic! I think you misunderstood what I wrote....I said: how's that coming from a person in the know who seems to have it all together...
meaning the GA guy. Not me...whoa.
I think you have to reread it or I have to type slower.
I'm wondering where you got that 'I' was in the know - maybe reading too fast. Let me go back and see if I mistyped, I don't believe I said I'M in the
Now don't go all gg on me skeptic, lmao!
I don't mind if someone picks on me, I just had to use this statement lately: I can hang
The day I want to stop is the day I might as well roll over and croak. I play these things because they're fun, you win (and lose) if you want
me to explain to you as a person who's outside looking in...I can. I'm pretty good at that.
I don't consider myself as having a problem and don't know what a problem is identified as being. Is it if you play too many tickets? Is it one if that's
all you think about? Is it one if that's the only thing you enjoy in life? Or is it one if it's supplying an emotional outlet that is missing somewhere
else? - In regular relationships there are ups and downs...Do gamblers know what they're doing is wrong if it changes their mood, relationships,
financial stability or overall well-being? Or does winning cover all that up and make it go away? Winning can't be constant so the pleasure and
the reason it is sought after can't be constant because there will be many losers..(losing tickets). There are many ups and downs to scratching..
it all depends on how we view it and react to it, I guess.
Isn't it like a temporary illegal drug effect? Or putting on a good one with a couple 6 packs or more? Or is it different? I don't do drugs, drink to
excess and don't feel I am in the same category as someone who is seriously impeded, affected or suffering from not being able to stop gambling.
I play numbers, I buy rub offs...I gamble, I play, I dabble...whatever you want to call it. Where is the line between problem and no problem?
Is it between one who plays and one who doesn't play? You either can or you can't?
Does everyone on this site need GA? I'm not interested in attending - not because I can't see a problem, it's because I can't see that I have
problem at all. I like what I do, like to see others win and like talking about how to win, what we win and where and also like to complain or
express frustration over not winning. It does not make me want to go out and buy $500 worth of tickets because I lost on my last 2 $20 ones.
Oh, here, I'm not a private person...I talk/write a lot. People know me, hate me or love me ...I say what I say and see what I see.
I get the feeling though skeptic that ever since I asked James if he ever tried going to GA, you were insulted for him. I don't know him, don't know
you....just know of both of you by your contributions to an internet forum. I would not suggest to anyone here that they do something out of
spite, or as a cover-up, or to ridicule - at the time James actually said something about needing to stop. My reaction to his post was completely
innocent..nothing behind it at all...he got over it very impressively and respectfully and now, everyone else needs to and actually seems to have
One thing...why 'I buy so many tickets'? I've written many times over here and on the other thread just how many tickets I buy. You might
have me confused with someone else - I don't buy books. I take my $100 out about 2 - 3 x per week and spend on whatever suits me. If I win
in the meantime, it's reinvestment money for me. If I lose, it's not something I need to get back by feeding another $100 into a machine.
I don't recall having to come 'clean' or explain myself to most people here.....just you and the 'gamey' one.
I was obviously mis-quoted, please re-read what I wrote.
If anyone needs to schedule an on-line appt, just let me know...I'll do the best I can with what resources are available to me..experience with
problem gambling isn't one of them though..I'm a normal, ticket lovin' scratcher who enjoys winning....if you still need my services though,
of natural born insight (sometimes freaks me out even)...it'll cost ya:
10 Diamond Millionaires
10 Diamond and 7's tickets
20 Electric 8's
20 Whole Lotta $100's
20 Gold Class