Do I have a gambling problem?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Albert Wesker, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Albert Wesker

    Albert Wesker Light Load Member

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    Ever since I started trucking, I began playing more and more lottery, it used to be $5 a week on powerball, and now it's $5 a day, someday maybe more, and whenever I get through Virginia, Kentucky or Georgia, I would play a lot more Decades of Dollars because this game is only available in those states, and each game is $2 and the other day I spent $100 for 50 games, and I only started playing scratch off tickets recently, before that I only play powerball/megamillions, about 3 weeks ago I was in a TA doing my 34 hours reset, I play scratch off tickets, you know the one that you insert the bills in the machine and you press the button for tickets, at first I won some money then I keep on going, I have fantasies of hitting the top prize, those $20 ticket has million dollar prizes, I had like $50 in my wallet and I played and win some tied tickets and some $20 more than the prize of ticket itself, then kept on playing until I lost it all, then I go to the ATM($6 fee and I know it) and get $300 and lost it all, and these days I still play, but not as bad as that day, for example, a $20 here and there every other day on the scratch off, and at least $5 for either powerball or megamillions a day, do I have a problem? I mean I got money and that I'm not starving, I got this dream of hitting the jackpot one day if I kept on playing, or maybe I need some help?
     
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  3. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    123456 Road Train Member

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    I'll take $50 of that !!!!!

    :biggrin_2559:
     
  5. metaluzc

    metaluzc Bobtail Member

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    well, if you're in to wasting money you could always just give me the cash and be on your way :). I'll take $20 here and there for nothing.
     
  6. Ratte

    Ratte Bobtail Member

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    I don't gamble at all and neither does anyone in my family. I've been raised to think it's a waste of money. But if you are at the point where you have to ask a trucking forum if you have a gambling problem, I'm going to assume the answer is yes.
     
  7. Interstate

    Interstate Light Load Member

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    Do you have a gambling problem? Hmm, yeeeah about that...

     
  8. albhb3

    albhb3 Medium Load Member

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    Ever dream of losing the lottery WAKE UP its called playing the lottery
     
  9. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    Yes, I think you do have a problem. But until YOU realize you have a problem, you will keep on gambling, making some here and there but also losing money, losing time, and who knows what else...

    Do a search on Gamblers Anonymous... that may be somehow informative and helpful. :biggrin_25519:
     
  10. knightdriver1

    knightdriver1 Bobtail Member

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    Can't believe someone would even post this kind of info. Maybe you should make the same post at the gamblers anonymous website.
     
  11. tirednaz

    tirednaz Heavy Load Member

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    I think he has realized he has a problem now he just needs to go get the help or just man up and say no.
     
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