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Simple question really; do you gamble?

A lot, occasionally (grand national etc) or never at all? I know a few horror stories associated with it and as such only have a flutter occasionally.

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Never had any real interest in it.

I don't do the lottery either ... it's a tax on the poor.

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I don't gamble. As someone once said "Go into a bookies and count how many paying in counters there are. Then count how many there are for paying out."

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A year or two ago I put £10 in a Bet365 account for the livestreaming. I haven't put any more in - it now stands at £3.77 having once reached the dizzy heights of £16. Every so often I bet a quid on an accumulator of some kind.

I don't go into bookies.

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Nope, doesn't really interest me these days. Used to have the odd flutter on the horses ready meal ingredients when I was younger, but soon lost interest (and my money). Think I'm basically too tight at heart to go giving the stuff away. :rolleyes:

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Nah not really, haven't for a long, long time. And it might be the odd pound or two on first try-scorer, etc. Nothing big, no interest.

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My parents have always done the Lottery and now EuroMillions, even though it adds up it can be spared.

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Where the Gledster when you need him... :ph34r:

I've visited a bookies once in my 41 years for a bet on the national and I've done the lottery about 6 times. That's it. Doesn't interest me in the slightest. I've better things to do with the brass I earn.

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Not since we used to skip school and put a few Bob on the horses.

Can't really see the point, you can't win, and if you do too often you get banned!

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I suppose often, but not mega steaks. I tend to put an accumulator on the football about once a month or so - never more than about £2 a go. A couple of come in - but only a couple considering it's quite unlikely you'll win. Makes for a fun Saturday afternoon if you haven't anything better to do. I can see why people get addicted though - the rush of a "big" win is quite something.

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I suppose often, but not mega steaks. I tend to put an accumulator on the football about once a month or so - never more than about £2 a go. A couple of come in - but only a couple considering it's quite unlikely you'll win. Makes for a fun Saturday afternoon if you haven't anything better to do. I can see why people get addicted though - the rush of a "big" win is quite something.

Horse racing then?

I've never gambled but my dad always has,holidays always seemed to bring a big win for him and that usually meant some form of treat for me,even now i know not to phone him before 11 in the morning because he's studying the racing post.

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I play the lottery occasionally. By occasionally, I mean once every 3-4 months at the most and usually only on impulse when I'm buying something at a counter with a lottery terminal.

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Not these days. Became addicted to fruit machines when I worked as a barman where I used to sink my meagre weekly wages and by the end of payday I was skint again. I thank my lucky stars that I didn't have much to lose else it could've been much worse.

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I've bought a few, maybe 10, scratchcards in my time. Including the odd £5 one.

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I spent $100 in the Venetian Casino in Vegas last year playing Craps, it was entertaining enough for an evening and cost about the same as if Mrs Shadow and I had gone to a show but I wouldn't do it again.

I have a poker evening a couple of times a year with a group of friends, £20 each in £10 of which goes on food and alcohol, £10 in the pot. Again, £20 for an evening out with mates is relatively cheap.

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Horse racing then?

I've never gambled but my dad always has,holidays always seemed to bring a big win for him and that usually meant some form of treat for me,even now i know not to phone him before 11 in the morning because he's studying the racing post.

You know what they say about gamblers; they're keen to tell you about the big wins, but keep quiet about all the losses.

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You know what they say about gamblers; they're keen to tell you about the big wins, but keep quiet about all the losses.

True.We always had food on the table and a roof over our heads though.

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True.We always had food on the table and a roof over our heads though.

:)

Glad to hear it.

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The thing I never understand about gamblers is that it doesn't seem to matter if they win a pile on something, they just keep gambling.

They don't seem to think...'I've won £500, I'm well happy'...they just seem to keep on gambling till it's gone.

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The thing I never understand about gamblers is that it doesn't seem to matter if they win a pile on something, they just keep gambling.

They don't seem to think...'I've won £500, I'm well happy'...they just seem to keep on gambling till it's gone.

Isn't it about the buzz though. The thrill of the win. After all, we get our kicks from good rugby or a win, but it wasn't ours. And also, perhaps the thought of being lucky and making more, risky greed.

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Isn't it about the buzz though. The thrill of the win. After all, we get our kicks from good rugby or a win, but it wasn't ours. And also, perhaps the thought of being lucky and making more, risky greed.

It is about the buzz. But don't you get a buzz from winning? Do you have to keep going until skint?

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It is about the buzz. But don't you get a buzz from winning? Do you have to keep going until skint?

More. Win more, more buzz. Anyway, I think I'm stating the obvious so I'll shurrup. At the same time it isn't my personality so I'm second guessing.

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In the 1990's I had a telephone betting account with William Hills, my GF at the time was fervently opposed to an form of gambling, when she found out that I had nearly £1000 in an account she went mental, and nearly called the wedding off, she thought that if I put the whole lot on one race it would cure me of this "Illness" as she called it, it backfired on her when the horse came in at 4-1, paid for the wedding, and honeymoon in Portugal.

I closed my account down soon after I withdrew the money. I now have an on-line account with Ladbrokes, I never put more in than I can afford when the balance runs out. £50 usually, and I never bet more than I feel comfortable with - usually £5-10.

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Just the Lottery. Our Stu's ex-girlfriend ran up a £50,000 debt on fruit machines, only then to win £50,000 on a scratch card. Having encouraged our Stu to take a £100,000 mortgage out, she then left him before one Christmas. My cousin's husband bets on horses daily and does very well out of it.

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An occasional flutter on the lottery, perhaps once a month or so and a few quid in Premium Bonds and thats my lot.

Judging by my facebook and twitter timelines I seemingly know a lot of people who flutter on all sorts of wierd and wonderful football acumulators and ingame markets, one can only hope there being sensible as in true betting tradtion only high odd near misses and actual wins ever get reported!

Really doesn't float my boat.

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