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How to handle losses

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by biggrazor, Apr 22, 2017.

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  1. RTD120218

    RTD120218 MIA

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    ok so here's the deal with me I keep losing and I don't like
    It! I felt depressed all week after losing so much in the slots. People might say well just bet less but the high limit room excites me. Yet I hate losing and keep trying to think positive and thinking one of these days I will hit a really big one. I've tried lower machines but when I hit for $300 on a $1 machine all I think is I should have been betting max on a $5 machine for $2000+ win. I need some big wins to just kind of reset things for me I feel so I can enjoy the casino again carefree without the stress of being down so much. I'm feeling stressed depressed and realize I've lost a small fortune over past 10 years but I do love going to the casino and playing. I've had some good wins and even a streak last summer where I won a handpay 3 trips
    In a row including my biggest win ever for $6800 on a $25 slot. Over 2 weeks I had $10000 in my hands I didn't have the month before I did sure enjoy it.
    But last trip I lost $5500 total and I feel my big winning days is long gone now. I keep dreaming of at least 10k win but it's not happening like ever. Should I just quit?
     
  2. cjcjcj

    cjcjcj High-Roller

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    Don't bet more than you're comfortable with.

    The one saying I always go by...if you're no longer having fun, it is time to STOP.

    Gaming or gambling is a negative expectation event. Don't spend more than what you consider to be entertainment.
     
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  3. dfalk

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    Yes you should quit, sounds like you have a gambling problem.
     
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  4. RTD120218

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    It's only a problem when losing though lol. I like it too much to quit I like high stakes too much to drop down and yet I am afraid of what life will be like with never going again too. I think I would
    Have more money, I know my wife doesn't like my slot playing but damn it's so fun for me. My brother thinks I'm crazy to spend like that at a casino but he climb mountains and I tell him I'd rather risk my cash then climbing a moutain
     
  5. C0usineddie

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    Yes, you should quit if its depressing you. of course we pretty much know thats not going to happen. i dont bet much because i tale it personal when I lose. What makes me feel good and in control is that I never let my credits go to zero, never. When you do that you just feel like a loser and are compelled to pump more in, thats what they want you to do.

    Cash it out before it gets that low. if you want to play more, put some fresh money in. starts the sequence over again if nothing else it does it mentally. You will have that confidence that you might have gotten beaten up but you did not get knocked out.
     
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  6. leo21

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    Find another legal way to catch a high, my friend.
     
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    I am siding this way! Please try playing for alot less, like maybe $.25 or up to $1 and see if you get the same satisfaction. I am not nearly qualified to diagnose, but please, reevaluate how you gamble and what the affects are on not just you but others, mainly your family. Sorry, did I just get way to serious there?
     
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    National gambling problem phone # 1 800 522 4700
    gamblersanonymous.org
    I think you have a gambling problem. CLUE - Your wife doesnt like your gambling and your brother thinks your crazy and you dont speak of any limit . Any addiction is the same. The pleasure centers in the brain is triggered and wants to repeat it. Dont lose everything.
     
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  9. RTD120218

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    Yea I agree actually. I've self excluded from some casinos, and spend a good chunk of income on it. As far as limits What I won't do is not pay my bills, sell my possessions, or take markers for it. I only spend cash I have and not credit. The problem for me I guess is I strive to be successful
    In life I work very hard and so much of my income and time is devoted to family paying back student loans that I feel I need a reward for myself. And that is casino trips. I mostly do local which are like mohegan sun foxwoods rivers or even empire city as my wife is very opposed to me gambling so I can't really fly off to Vegas often. Funny story though once we went to Grand Canyon and then Vegas with her family for one night there. I snuck out at night like a little bandit and played all night at MGM It was fun and rediculous to have to sneak at my age. I won that night too which was nice.
     
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    Cheetos Low-Roller

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    I advise you not to read cjcjcj's trip report.
     
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    I read already. Man he is hitting the same ones I was playing the other day.
    I had been on a $25 slot which I honestly don't play much at all
    As too expensive and I hit max for
    $50 double diamond second double diamond- I nearly passed out as third came down and .... fell below the line!!!
     
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    Cheetos Low-Roller

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    You have to find yourself a new hobby. Maybe take up fishing.
     
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  13. RTD120218

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    That is my dream trip report although I had a day pretty close once. Started with $300 hit a $5 slot for $4000. Played down to $2000 hit for $6800. So right then I should have ran. But I played all the way down to $5800 and then left. Still hell of a day from starting with $300. But see that's the fun side when you can truly afford it. I can afford it in the sense yes I'm
    Not bankrupt but I don't have much of a savings account because of gambling.
     
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    So you joined the forum 2-1/2 years ago and recently started posting? Why the sudden epiphany?

    To thine own self be true.
     
  15. RTD120218

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    I forgot I even joined. I've only
    Been to Vegas twice so I don't want to try to act like I'm some high roller I'm just another guy who enjoys casinos. But maybe I do need help and should quit for real. It's hard to I tried before. I just needed to vent. Thanks for the replies guya
     
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    " I need some big wins to just kind of reset things for me I feel so I can enjoy the casino again carefree without the stress of being down so much."

    That is a big problem. The big wins won't happen, and even if they happen,
    they only make the already bad situation worse.

    I suggest you slow down, pause and refelct for a period of time.
     
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    So you mostly play at the local casinos? Try to exclude yourself from as many as possible.
     
  18. AbFab

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    No worries vent all you want as it's good to have a conversation about it as you might pick up something that can help you.

    I had a couple of bad years as all I would do is lose and wasn't fun so took a break, which lasted two years. In those two years I was able to get my savings up to a significant number that now I can gamble and not want to tap it as I like it being that high and would eat at me if I were to touch it for gambling. In those two years instead of Vegas I visited Sydney twice and a few other states and had just as much fun. It's relative once you're able to flip that switch and if you can't on your own get professional help.
     
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    If it's causing financial, social or interpersonal problems, quit gambling. If not, quit whining (or trolling, more likely). :rolleyes2:
     
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  20. RTD120218

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    I really wish I was trolling. No this isn't fun right now. My wife mentioned the D word- divorce after my last trip.
     
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