After some serious thought about whether I should quit gambling I have decided to embrace my love of gambling instead of trying to get rid of it. Never mind my existing debt, I setup a plan to have it all paid off in 2 years. You may be interested in learning how I came to this conclusion. First I was in a local drug store and bought a scratch lottery ticket which I never normally do. I won $90 on it! Then took $200 to the local casino to see if I could test myself playing small. Did really well but lost 3 progressive lays on craps. So I'm down to $4. Put it all on the field, hit a 9. Let it ride on the field, hit a 10 (glad I didn't buy in more for another lay). Completely randomly I put it all on midnight. It hits! Everyone at table are giving me high fives and I cash out. Even the dealers are like weren't you down to $4? I cash out and go to celebrate my win. I've realized there are always going to be ups and downs but as long as I play within a reasonable amount and leave the cards at home I can have a lot of fun entertainment for less than the price of a nice dinner and occasionally have some very nice wins. To stay the course I'm going to stop chasing comps. Also, please don't think this is reflective of my normal play. I'm usually a DP player with full odds when the point is 4 or 10 and I place the 6 and 8 with the hard ways if I'm rolling. 5 days to Vegas! Time to get ready to get my drink and gamble on. Also gotta make sure the rhino gets some spearmint.