Gambling Advice for Someone Who Wants to Quit

Gambling is an addiction, like drugs that can grab a person by the throat and never go away. A person can be hooked on gambling and it is a serious problem that more and more people face each day.

Some people have great luck at gambling. However as Vegas says, “The House always wins” and that is so true, Sooner or later you will loose a big gamble you have made, whether it is sports betting or playing cards.

Here are some helpful tips for quitting:

Sports betting:

Some people like the thrill of picking a winner more so than the thrill of winning cash. The best way to handle this is to go online and register for very low risk sports betting. This way even if you loose you will have risked a lower sum of money to bet with. That is the first step: to lower the amount that you bet on games or cards. It is really almost impossible to go cold turkey altogether. So if you are gambling $1000 a game, instead bet $500 or less on the game and slowly keep reducing th amount you bet on trhe game.

Card players:

Texas holdem is becoming one of the most popular games to play and bet. The easiest tip I have found for stopping gamlbing addiction is to play online poker but for free. There are so many free sites such as pokerstars or fulltilt poker that offer poker players the chance to play for free against other people thorughout the U.S. Compeititon is fierce and despite no money being waged, you can still feel the thrill of victory as you take in a huge pot of play moneu chips. Aslo, another great way to increase competition without betting is to play in free roll tournaments where the payout is a seat on a real money tournament. This way you aren’t risking any money for the chance to win real money. It is a no loose situation and one that it becoming bery popular online.

If this doesn’t work you can always use the sports betting method I described above of slowly reducing the amount you bet per game or in Vegas.

Another helpful tip is to keep yourself busy. If you are busy you won’t have time to think about betting and gambling. If you are busy then you won’t think about gambling because your mind will be distracted and focuses on more important issues. If you have a family spend more time with them. You can go to a workout gym more during the day to keep in shape. Watch t.v. or read a newspaper. You can also try getting another job. Whatever works for you to keep busy you should do.

In addition, make sure that you cancel your subscription to gambling sites that have your phone number as well as your email and personal information. By taking your name off their list serve, they willstop calling you and asking you to gamble your money away.

My final suggestion is that you can try a self help group such as gamblers anonymous. These are usually free groups that people go to weekly headed by a gambling help advisor and people in a group speak about their gambling troubles. Once you see that you are in the same boat as other people and how bad gambling can get you financially, it will motivate you to stop and quit gambling. You will also make friends who can push you to stop and stay on track to give up betting.

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