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Addicted to online roulette

I've been addicted to playing online roulette for the past 3 years. I've manged to rack up tens of thousands worth of debt but somehow manage to convince myself that it's down to the fact that we've bought a house, got married and had a baby in the past 4 years...but deep down I know that I should be nowhere near in this mess! I would never risk not making mortgage payments etc but everything else just goes on gambling. My husband has no idea what is going on as I look after all the money that we both bring in. Luckily I've just been approved for a debt consolidation loan at a low interest rate and I really really want this to be the turning point otherwise I'll just end up in even more debt. I can't tell my husband so I can't go to GA I have a 10 wk old baby to look after. I really just want to throw my laptop out the window because if it's not in the house then I can't gamble but my husband uses it and he would want to know why it had disappeared! This is my first post on this hoping that chatting to other people in similar circumstances will help. I do know what a total waste of time and money it is but I just can't stop <!-- s:-( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_sad.gif" alt=":-(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:-( -->
Hello Anon,

Firstly let me apolagise for any offence my reply might cause you, this is not my intention.

You have a choice; come clean about your gambling, deceit and debt to your husband and risk losing him or carry on the way you are going and pretty much gaurantee losing him and everything else you have.

You stated in your share that you would never risk not making mortgage payments, carry on gambling and you might not be able to make them at all.

If you really want to stop gambling then you are going to need your husbands help and support. To be able to offer this help and support he is going to have to know everything. At some point he is going to find out about the financial mess you are in anyway. It's better that he hears about it from you. I hope you take this opportunity to do something about your gambling problem.

Congratulations on the birth of your child.

Adam C.
Hi Miss Anonymous,
First thing I would like to say is my name is Barrie and I am a compulsive gambler (there is a point to that!!) Firstly I would like to say I have not had a bet since 17th January 2007 which is down to diligence and losing everything I had. You have stated in your message that you have an issue with gambling, your in tens of thousands of pounds of debt and fortunatley you just got a loan approved to cover them all. When I was gambling and I was very very deep into it without support and addmission that covering loan would have only sufficed to increase the debts I had. So I can therfor rationally understand why someone else posted quite harshly and I follow his sentiments. If YOU want to stop the gambling and the debt and misery it causes first you must want to do it (this you do!!) second you should tell your husband (everything) and third put as many barriers in place not to gamble, throwing the laptop out the window is not a big enbough barrier. I had zero support due to my constant lies, deceit and losing all family and guess what i continued to gamble. I put a huge barrier in the way though, i moved across the world to start afresh. I believe anon you are a CG so therfor if I am right the story can go two ways 1) dont tell anyone and you WILL sucumb to the gambling again 2) do as I say and take steps to stop your gambling and become a wonderful wife and mother.

Congratulations on your baby and I wish you well.
Hi Anon,

I have been a member for almost three years and in that time I have had to face many things in order to deal with my problems. The most important thing I have to tell you is this I lost my first wife, a beautiful daughter and a home, along with lots of money because of gambling. I remarried and have a son and another son is on the way. At the end of Dec 2007, I realised how could I say to my wife and child I LOVE them and then put them on the street. Only you can find the courage to end your problem but, trust me, if you do, you will be free of the misery that this addiction causes.

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