Real stories

You are not alone. These stories are from real people whose lives have been affected by gambling, and reflect the real emotions people go through on their journey to get back in control of their gambling. You can share your story online as well.


By sad
I always come here to read stories about other people to ecourage myself not to gamble. I relapse yesterday and lost 100k plus to the online bookies. I told my wife and i felt so... Read More...>
By Tim
Hey I wish I could stop gambling. I was surposed to go to the movies yesterday with my girlfriend but I thought I would go to the pub instead and bet on the horses I... Read More...>
By Stephen
Hi it’s Stephen again so I’ve been placing a few controlled bets with Somone else putting the bets on for me and I felt really good still being able to have a bet but not... Read More...>
By Maryanne
Hi, I have enjoyed reading everyone’s stories so far. I can relate to each and every one. My story is that I started playing the pokies when I was barely legally old enough to do... Read More...>
By Stephen
Hi it’s Stephen hope everyone’s well it’s been a week since I’ve gambled and I feel each day I’m gaining more control the urges are still there more than ever but I’m fighting as hard... Read More...>
By Stephen
Hi it’s Stephen again I had my first face to face counselling and as soon as I got out I wanted to gamble so I had a few bets and spent 50 bucks and it... Read More...>
By Stephen
Hi it’s Stephen again it’s been since last Thursday since I slipped up which I’m still annoyed at but I’m finding this is so difficult but I’m determined to beat this evil I’m gonna do... Read More...>
By Bryce
Hi my story starts when I turned 18 and legally aloud to gamble, I started off like most people small $5 bets on the Dogs and Horses and was really good at winning or just... Read More...>
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