Gambling Help Forum

Welcome! This is a secure and confidential place where you can talk to others who are concerned with their own gambling or that of a loved one. 

We rely on all members to help keep these discussion forums a safe place for people to share and view information. To do this, we request that all members comply with our Community Guidelines as well as our Member Terms.

You will require a login to post on the forums and there are terms and conditions to take part.

After reading our Community Guidelines, Member Terms and Terms of Use, and signing up, we recommend introducing yourself in the New Members area.


Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | I forgot my password...
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Had enough of the cycle
November 15, 2014
1:56 pm
New Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
November 15, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey all just signed up here feel like I need to reach out to people maybe going through the same thing I am... addicted to the pokies.

It seems every Sunday I say to myself that's it, and then Thursday comes around and I'm back on the horse again.
Trying to control the urge sometimes seems impossible.
I think the worst thing is I can afford it. I'll pay all my bills and never borrow money to gamble but I'll still put $300 through a machine.
This week was bad $600 last night and today.

Guess I've just had enough I really have but it seems even when I tell myself that it's in the back of my mind a pokie machine laughing saying "Righto mate good luck with that."
It's like it knows I'll struggle and be back on Thursday.
Trying to control that urge is sometimes impossible. I need help, need tips for trying to get through it before I lose my girlfriend and more money... Help.

December 8, 2014
6:14 pm
New Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
December 8, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I hear you,I've been addicted to poker machines for nigh on 15 years,I have tried numerous times,and yes I can afford it too.But here's the thing ,I don't want to afford it,it destroys my self esteem lowers my saving potential and effects my moods thus relationships suffer..I have spent 1000s or even hundreds of thousands and I've had enough! The return is laughable and quite shameful,,so if you Patrick want to throw any questions my way go ahead,but I have one for you,is there any group therapy in the inner Sydney area??

Forum Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Most Users Ever Online: 145

Currently Online:
14 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

tongzhengshijie1: 25

FIFA55: 10

silvialining: 10

Biggest Loser: 8

Somerset: 8

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 13450

Moderators: 0

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 31

Topics: 95

Posts: 236

Newest Members:

Maksiminalp, MichaelCoads, Gregorypak, marisaui1, Oficerov275

Administrators: ntechmedia: 5, chris: 0, lennyntech: 0, GH Admin: 81