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Mary's story

I started gambling when I was 18 and now I'm going to be 44 years old in December. I stopped gambling on November 2013. It will be 5 years not craving for a bet.

When I was a gambler, I was hooked. When I lost, I always said that I will win next time. It's the free spins that gave me enjoyment. I did win a few times but I lost more money then what I won. I just couldn't leave the pokie machine until I won. So my heart aches when I deposit the last note. Now there is nothing left. I used to get the urge to play the pokies. Now my problem is that I can't stop smoking. I'm going to do something about it.

I no longer have any urges for 5 years to gamble. I hate the bastard that stole all my money. I think I lost $30,000–$40,000 in 20 years.

I hope you give up gambling everybody. I know it's not easy. Money is all roots of evil. It's a scripture I read. I am now free from urges for 5 years. I have no desire to go near it. I have no desire to look at the animation. I have no desire to deposit money. I have no desire to hear the bell for free spins. I am not interested in that society. There is a club 10 minutes away from where I live. I go there and buy smokes and get a free cappuccino. I hope you all be clean and be happy.