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    ThaWoj
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    Here's a nice degen story of how I blew a whole Btc

    I feel like I need to get this out to move on;

    Picked my spots betting 1-2 mlb or NHL games the last few weeks with patience and discipline grinding up 500 up to 3200ish on nitrogen...hit the blue jackets ml and -1.5 for a nice score Sunday night vs Toronto and was feeling great. So what next on a Sunday night? Throw in some obscure tennis/rugby/volleyball parlays? Nah let's play in the one blackjack variant on nitrogens casino that I am not self banned for life.

    One thing leads to another and my .26 in btc is now .48 (almost $6k). I quit and go to bed beyond thrilled. Of course I can't sleep and what do I do? Pickup that phone and start playing again because the inner degen in me always wins...hours later with morning (and work) approaching, I've almost lost it all and back up probably 5 or 6 times. I've had to switch to my tablet because my phone died.
    Finally I see the sun coming up and hit a few big double downs in a row and quit at .42 btc ($5kish). Tell myself I'm cashing that bitch out tomorrow because I know I almost blew it all.

    Get home from work that evening tired as hell and relieved I don't have to sweat mlb. Decide to hop on and play some slots (the new ones aren't covered under my self ban). Lose a few hundred quickly. Go right to bj and get the money back quickly. Go back to slots and lose again. I say f this, bj is the money maker...go on a massive massive run playing 2 hands betting like 320 a hand. ROLL UP TO 1.02 btc which is like over 12 grand!! I keep going and go down to like .97 and stop and say, 'wait, wtf are you doing? Why u still playing, you've got 11 f'ing grand??? Figure out which btc wallet u want to use and cash this shit out!'

    On cloud 9 I go back to slots and blow a grand quick betting $40 a spin. No problem, back to bj...go on a massive dry spell and lose about 6 grand quickly. I'm at .5btc and I think about quitting still up great. Tell myself dont repeat the night before staying up all night and having to battle from going bust. Of course inner degen is in control and all that's out the window.
    For hours I'm fighting between .2 and .6 1800 and 7200ish. Hitting both extremes literally in like 5 minute spans. Tell God that if I could just get back to .52 (profit of .1 or $1200) I'll quit. I actually get there several times. Never stopped. It was sick and disgusting. I was given a million chances to stop either still way up for the day or just the fact that I was still having thousands in my account. Finally checked the time it's 5am have to go to work soon fk...ok few more hands I'm almost at .5btc 6 grand a good stopping point, let me up my bets to get there faster...go on a massive losing streak literally losing 10-15 hands in a row.. throw my tablet on the floor in disgust with .088 left (about a grand) and sleep for an hour before going to work. Pissed off all day knowing how hard it was to get to the .26 from sports and then almost blowing it all the night before and then pretty much blowing it all last night. Especially when I had a fking whole Bitcoin.

    I am just sick and disgusting and I've had this happen several times in the past you would think I would learn. I've even done it on her with betpoints blowing over 40k. I've banned and unbanned myself on 5dimes several times. First time I ever played on bodog 15 years ago I ran $200 up to $12,000 in 10 hours and lost it all in 45 minutes the next night. On nitro I'm forever excluded but every time they add a new casino game it doesn't fall under your old exclusions.

    Here's a sick twist of fate: about 2 weeks ago I lost like 400 on the multihand bj on nitro and afterwards I msged support asking why I was able to play when I'm supposed to be forever banned and she said I had to make new exclusions for those newer games...you would think I would have went and straight did that but I didn't!!

    If I had, then none of this would have happened. Btw I bet 500 on the royals at +160 and they tie it late only to lose in extras.

    I just want my .26 btc back from Sunday evening and for this nightmare to never have existed.

    PS: it's very deceptive playing bj/casino/anything with multiple repetitive bets where your balance is constantly changing betting in Bitcoin instead of dollars. At some point I probably would have stopped at 3,4,5, maybe 6000 on the downswing but when your balance is fluctuating between (for example) .20 and .34 and .42 and .51 and back down to like .32 etc etc you're not thinking about what those numbers actually mean!! Seeing .30 and .50 on the screen really doesn't make you think that that's thousands of dollars! Oh i went down/up from like .21 to .46 or down from .59 to .34 doesn't sound like a big deal..that's 3000 bucks!

    Anyways thanks guys.
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    We have all been there

    bookmaker doesnt allow weekend withdraws for a reason

    ill go on a thursday friday saturday run and have to be patient sunday to wait for monday payout

    of course sunday has loads of sports and i lose a bunch and the cycle starts over

    glad you shared this.
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    Tough story to read...

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    Thewoj you have written these same stories every year. Hopefully some day you will learn. (God knows I never will) Not trying to make you feel bad about yourself I do the same shit. I blew about 50k in a week after betting over 2 months to make it.

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    casinos the ruination of a gambler especially online

    Very addicting and speed of play to quick

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    great story to share. sorry it happened but that is exactly how things go when the inner degen comes out. so true how the value of the winning money means less as you win but hurts so much more after that losing streak. it is so hard to explain.

    i hope one day you can ban yourself from all online casinos at the books you are in. i have done it but still have to resist new books and trying to turn 200 into 2000 for a good bankroll to start sports.

    really good story to share. thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Tough story to read...
    felt the same way Sammy brutal read

    endorphins nature's crack pipe

    hit the beach or park today Wojjer

    we are going to need your college football plays very soon

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    So I said I had like 1k left and had 500 on royals ml at +160, lost in extras, the other 500 I ended up putting on Astros/angels parlay... gross if you check the Astros box score. It was meant to be for my balance to be zero...I was going to put the whole G on blue jackets ml (lost in 5ot) and chickened out and that said f it, gonna put it on Dallas stars but I kept trying to refresh the lines right before puck drop because they're having issues with the lines and it temp-ip banned me so I got shut out.

    I guess either way it didn't matter. And honestly none of those games I really liked even the baseball...I was looking for the quick comeback and that's probably why I lost.

    Now what to do next...

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    No one ever became rich at the online casino.

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    It is proven any form of account betting is tough to win because people do not withdraw
    If money stays in you will lose it all

    We need to learn to withdraw 90% on run ups

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaWoj View Post
    So I said I had like 1k left and had 500 on royals ml at +160, lost in extras, the other 500 I ended up putting on Astros/angels parlay... gross if you check the Astros box score. It was meant to be for my balance to be zero...I was going to put the whole G on blue jackets ml (lost in 5ot) and chickened out and that said f it, gonna put it on Dallas stars but I kept trying to refresh the lines right before puck drop because they're having issues with the lines and it temp-ip banned me so I got shut out.

    I guess either way it didn't matter. And honestly none of those games I really liked even the baseball...I was looking for the quick comeback and that's probably why I lost.

    Now what to do next...
    ban from casinos.... Take a break.... when u ready to come back set a daily deposit limit

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    Tough to read. Sorry to hear. Iím glad Iím not a casino player. Even living here in Las Vegas I just donít have the desire or patience to sit there and play hand after hand.

    I am the kind of jackass that wins (and loses) a bunch of sports bets, gets up $6-10k and then thinks Iím invincible and goes large and loses. I spend my night in loser paradise and get up and keep swinging. Usually at a lower clip.

    Hang in there buddy. Appreciate the candor.

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    Wow, what a rough couple days! We all have stories similar to this. I did so many stupid things gambling in my younger days including gambling away rent money, etc.

    Take a few days off and get off tilt before depositing again.

    Hopefully you’ll figure out we can’t beat the online casinos. If you are going to use the casinos, at least try the live dealer ones. They are less shady.

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    Sorry to hear that, thanks for sharing.

    why do we do this to ourselves?? I wonder if it would be different if one lived in vegas where you can just cash the FK out

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayLA View Post
    Sorry to hear that, thanks for sharing.

    why do we do this to ourselves?? I wonder if it would be different if one lived in vegas where you can just cash the FK out
    Online is much worse because we don’t have cash/chips in our hand. It’s much easier to blow it on the computer.

    im much more disciplined in a casino (not that I’m Really disciplined)

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    While reading ThaWoj's story, how many of you could physically feel the adrenaline rush when as he explains when he wins big and then the sick feeling in your gut when he busts? Its like I was living it as he described it. Crazy sh#t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big joe 1212 View Post
    Online is much worse because we don’t have cash/chips in our hand. It’s much easier to blow it on the computer.

    im much more disciplined in a casino (not that I’m Really disciplined)
    In Colombia, you can cash out like 400 bucks at big lottery shops, which are very accessible, but it takes like 2 hours. Anything higher than that, you pay 20% on your gains, that's nuts.

    The whole system is rigged for us to go through obstacles to cash out. It's sick.

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    Tough to read.

    My general advice to people: find a different "addiction" - playing some random online game, some golf putting game, tetris, anything of that sort really. You can get addicted to it if you keep playing. And then when you get the urge to alleviate your boredom - do that instead. Waste of time or not, you won't blow $$ when doing it is the big thing. So that's better imo.
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    Good story

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    I wish there was a way to put our winnings directly and instantly into our bank accounts. I think we would think twice before playing that money and pay fkn bills with it.

    Instead, our sick minds are like..."Hey we should gamble with it!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by big joe 1212 View Post
    Online is much worse because we don’t have cash/chips in our hand. It’s much easier to blow it on the computer.

    im much more disciplined in a casino (not that I’m Really disciplined)
    Agree. Cash in hand/Chips in hand makes it more real in my opinion. An online situation is an easy burn. Cash at the window/table makes you think twice.

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    I share your pain! The Craps game at Nitrogen is so damn juicy. I won 20,000 2 different times there within an hour. 1 time tho of the 2 I lost the full 20k back the next day. I was sick to my stomach!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisBryant17 View Post
    I share your pain! The Craps game at Nitrogen is so damn juicy. I won 20,000 2 different times there within an hour. 1 time tho of the 2 I lost the full 20k back the next day. I was sick to my stomach!!
    I did that on their craps too, I had to ban that real fast. Was a few years ago when I cleaned up on the pats Superbowl against the Rams and had a great 3 months betting NFL. Had like 1 btc and I rolled up all the way to 3 btc in a few days, playing every day all day and winning...well those 3 btc went all the way down to 1 again..I'm straight right? Right back where I was after the super bowl? Of course not. Was super pissed and blew it all on hockey in 2 days.

    WORST THING YOU CAN EVER DO IS GO ON A MASSIVE RUN...

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    Damn. Sorry Woj.

    I've had that happen a few times. Feels like a knife in the stomach

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