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Neil's story

I was betting on cricket games and have lost around US$10,000 to date. The biggest mistake I made was using my debit card at some online betting site to see if it accepted payment (as I live in a country where betting is prohibited) and unluckily it did.

It all started from US$10 and became a US$10,000 loss in less than ten months. I chased my losses, and recovered about 60 per cent of my money but eventually lost that too while I was trying to recoup the remaining sum.

Now, I have decided to stop betting and focus on my freelancing career as I earn good money from doing so.

I’ve lost my half-year income on betting. I am a 25 year-old guy with IT skills but have done this harm to myself just because betting is fun to do; but I’ve learnt my lessons in the end.