Dealing With A Gambling Problem

Dealing With A Gambling Problem

 

By: Jay Bauder

 

How to Deal with a Gambling Problem

A gambling problem usually occurs when a person over indulges in gambling, ending up being indebted and having dysfunctional relationships with loved ones.

First of all, Gambling is addictive. The risk and the winning can have a psychological effect on a person, making him unreasonable and irrational.

The first step to solving a gambling problem is acknowledging it. Gamblers Anonymous have the following set of questions to test if you indeed have gambling problems.

1. Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?

2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?

3. Did gambling affect your reputation?

4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?

5. Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?

6. Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?

7. After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?

8. After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?

9. Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?

10. Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?

11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?

12. Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?

13. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?

14. Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?

15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?

16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?

17. Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?

19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?

20. Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

A problem Gambler would answer Yes to at least seven of these questions.

If you are indeed a problem gambler, the following tips should help you out of your gambling ditch:

* Never take credit cards or an ATM card with you when you gamble, just take the amount that you intend to spend that day.
* Limit the time you gamble.
* Remember, there are more chances of you losing than winning.
* When you win, keep the money and have an agreement with yourself not to use it.
* When you run out of money, give up, never borrow cash for gambling.
* Never hesitate to ask help from a buddy. Bring a gambling buddy who’s not addicted and ask him to keep you in check.

Cyber Bingo Chat Room Games

Cyber Bingo Chat Room Games

By: Simon Wood

One of the nice things about cyber bingo at bingodrome.com is the great selection of chat room games you can participate in. The main components of these mini cyber bingo games is the chat room, a players e-mail software and situations arising from the cyber bingo game itself.

Now I will tell you a bit about some of the popular games available at Bingodrome.

Lucky Number

The cyber bingo player chooses a number between 2 and 74 and emails this number with the words “lucky number” in the subject line to the chat leader. When the numbers before and after your number are called on the number board, you must call ‘lucky’ and your number in the chat to win.

For example if you choose 24 as your number, look for 23 and 25 to be called, if this happens call ‘lucky 24’ in the chat.

Blackjack

A player chooses 2 numbers that add up to 21 and email these numbers with the word “blackjack” in the subject line to the chat leader. If the numbers you have chosen come up in a cyber bingo game you are playing, you must call ‘blackjack’ and your chosen numbers (for example ‘blackjack 20 and 1’) in the chat room to win.

Heaven Sevens

A player chooses any 2 numbers with the number ‘7’ in them (for example 37 and 57) and email the chosen numbers with the words ‘heaven sevens’ in the email subject line. When your 2 numbers come up on the number board, call ‘Sevens’ and your 2 numbers (e.g. ‘sevens 37 and 57’) in the cyber bingo chat room to win.

In regards to the above games, please take note of these pointers:

1) Each of these chat games are played at a certain time of day.

2) In all the above games the player must remember to include her cyber bingo nickname when sending in her numbers.

3) The player who calls first in the chat room will win the game.

4) All these cyber bingo chat room games are played for fun with bonus credits as prizes.

5) For the player to be eligible for a prize from a chat room game, the player must have bought a minimum of 4 cards in the bingo game that the winning chat room game numbers came up in.

Simon Wood is a master casino gambler and online bingo lover for over 30 years. He has written many interesting articles for Online-Bingo.net dealing with cyber bingo chat room games