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my problem!
I believe im a CG and have been to some degree or another since an early age maybe 13/14. I am currently 24 and gambling is a large part of my life. I would like to quit gambling or at least control it at a sustainable level.

I currently work as a deputy manager in a large betting firm (i know that in itself probably isnt a good thing) and have worked in the betting industry since leaving scool at 18. Preferably i wouldnt want to leave my job as it is all i have known and im very good at it also i wouldnt have the first clue as to what other job i would do.

I started to realise i had a big problem just over a year ago when i started living with my girlfriend and a week or two into every month i had no money to do anything as id gambled it all away and sometimes run up debts. On more than one occasion she has payed off these debts for me and ive felt realy bad, she has said that if it happens again she will leave me and i would hate that but it still doesnt seem to stop me. Its over 2 weeks till i get payed again and i dont have a penny to my name and am heavily overdrawn and dont know what to say.

I mostly gamble on horses and play online poker which wouldnt be too much of a problem if i stuck to only betting on things i genuily thaught would win and playing the odd bit of poker as i am, although only slightly a winning player on the poker. The problem comes when its quiet and im in work ill have a bet on something over the phone out of bordom that i have no idea about whatsoever and if it loses ill chase it back all day aimlessly losing all my money till its gone then i realise what an idiot ive been.

Does anyone have any help or advice? does anyone believe its possible to stop gambling while still working in the industry? I am wary of going to a GA meeting in my area as i think it would be very awkward if i were to be there with any punters or previous punters in any of my shops.

Any help or advice would be much apriciated

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my problem! - by rich but not for long - 14-03-2011, 04:07 PM
Re: my problem! - by Barrieexgambler - 15-03-2011, 12:35 PM

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