Dont do anything to do with gambling after having a drink
To cut a long story short, i basically managed to chase a £70 loss while qualifying for a bonus, and lost £3000 on friday night with a variety of high stakes idiotic gambling.
Have felt absolutely sick about it since then. Its wiped out almost half of my matched betting, all in the space of probably 20 minutes.
I have never done anything close to this before (only chasing i ever do is carry on over slots wr for x number of spins if i've not hit a feature), and i dont know what on earth i was thinking. I apparently just went straight to bed afterwards as though nothing had happened, and it was only when i woke up that i realised what i'd done.
Anyway, basically dont do any bonuses or anything if you are not in the right frame of mind, i know i wont from now on
Im not sure what to say, other than yes that is very good advice.
I hope you make it back, slow and steady it will happen. Other than that I am sorry to hear it. Can I ask how exactly? Its OK if you dont want to talk about it though, its not like the more we do the more chance there is we will turn back time.
Have a plan and stick to it
I lost £70 qualifying for the laddies scratcard fruit machine thingy.
£200 bacarrat LOST
£200 bacarrat WON
£200 bacarrat LOST
£180 bacarrat LOST
£700 betfair exchangebj hand LOST
£200 betfair exchange bj hand WON
£400 betfair exchange bj hand LOST
£800 bacarrat hand LOST
£800 bacarrat hand WON
£1400 bacarrat hand LOST
I'm posting it to try and warn others of the dangers, but also to remind me what an idiotic thing i;ve done so i will never throw away money again. I'm going to put in a hell of a lot more hours and also drop my stakes (i normally sticky every up front bonus before wagering, which i'll now stop and just put in the hours grinding)
Jesus H Christ mate that is hardcore.
Originally Posted by joeyboyuk
I hope you get back to where you were before the tilt, keep plugging away. One thing I find with Casinos (I've done loads) is that as it's only numbers on a screen it doesn't feel as real. If you were handing over cold hard cash per bet you would be less likely to go so hardcore, that is one downside of online casinos.
Anyway good luck.
Really sorry to hear that. I know how easy it would be to do something like that. A few days ago I did the Betfair casino sign up (£100 deposit for £100 bonus) and after seeing balance dwindle to £100, I put full £100 on one hand and lost. I was very very tempted to transfer another £100 across to win it back, thinking I can always do £200 if that loses! but thankfully I forced myself to literally get up and walk away from PC. Wouldn't have taken much for me to do it though and has me wondering whether I should stay away from big casino bonuses that require grinding it out.
I know it's much easier to say this than to do it, but you really have to just accept that money as gone and slowly but surely you'll make it back if you carry on.
Really sorry to hear that, mate
It`s hard to say anything now, but I do hope you can get over it.
Once you`ve gotten over it, I`m positive you`ll gradually make it back.
Jesus! Sorry to hear that
I've been caught a few times playing on Blackjack chasing losses and losing money. It feels pretty bad at the time.
The upside for you though is you know you have a way of making the money back.
Wow! That's a very expensive lesson.
I'm sure you will make it back, given time. Perhaps you should step away from Casinos and focus on MBing for a while? Write the negative figure down and chip away at it, slow and steady. Think of the end point when its cleared. Good luck mate.
Ouch, that must sting right now.
Don't feel too sick over it (just enough to NEVER do it again!), remember that it was only coming out of your profit and that you will make it back again.
I hope that at least someone out there reads this thread and learns a lesson from it, saving them from having to learn it themselves some day. Chasing losses can be very, very expensive.
Cheers for all of the replies, you are right i just need to put it out of my mind. I've lost £1000+ in a day before when I used to play a lot of poker, but the thing that makes me sick about this is the way i lost it. If i lose money on poker, or even to a lesser extent if I mess up on a matched bet (as i've done a few too many times!) it doesnt particularly bother me, and after a few hours break its pretty much forgotten about. I know that losing money like above is just part of the swings and roundabouts of advantage betting. What I did on friday if just pure stupid gambling, and i'm probably lucky in a way that I only had 3000 in my laddies+betfair+moneybookers accounts, or else who knows what it could have been.
I'm trying to get my head thinking that it is just coming out of my profits, but i still keep having thoughts about how i've just wasted several weeks "proper work" earnings!
From today i'm gonna make a note of things that i would never normally bother doing (little reloads, willl-hill bogof, more arbs, post wager bonuses that take a while etc), and try and chip away at the losses. I know that probably sounds stupid, but for some reason I think it would make me look at it as earning it back on top of what i'd be making with how i normally MB, if that makes any sense!