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Henry-Lilly PM Henry-Lilly
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Posted: 7/27/2011 3:34:39 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose:


You don't have a gambling problem.  You have a Money Management problem.  Your Gambling Bankroll has to be a specific account, YOUR OWN account, completely separate from anything else involving wife or family.

Take some time off and squirrel away a Gambling Bankroll.

Do business correctly and you avoid all problems.



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Posted: 7/27/2011 3:34:54 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose:


You don't have a gambling problem.  You have a Money Management problem.  Your Gambling Bankroll has to be a specific account, YOUR OWN account, completely separate from anything else involving wife or family.

Take some time off and squirrel away a Gambling Bankroll.

Do business correctly and you avoid all problems.


Correct. MM gaff got you into trouble. If you can eliminate this temporary insanity, continue to wager.
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Posted: 7/27/2011 3:38:16 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by lbcake:



Correct. MM gaff got you into trouble. If you can eliminate this temporary insanity, continue to wager.


....money management is technically a gambling problem.

Most would be in the black if not for this disease(poor MM).
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Posted: 7/27/2011 3:46:04 PM

Try the Fantasy is no different that investing in the stock market.You are starting with x amount and that will keep you occupied as opposed to daily wagers? Congrats tho

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Posted: 7/27/2011 3:47:10 PM
kap,  i sent you a pm.  good luck partner.
way to tag the old lady too
may your first child be a masculine child
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Posted: 7/27/2011 3:48:29 PM

GL Kap - it is a good time to take a year off anyway.

GL with the baby.

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Posted: 7/27/2011 3:52:41 PM
gl man where in cali u at?
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Posted: 7/27/2011 4:02:27 PM

regarding the pregnancy of your child.

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Posted: 7/27/2011 5:47:04 PM
Sorry to read this but need to respond. 
It must have been a big 5 figure amount for your wife to make to go to addiction counseling. Does she have any vices ? I just don't understand why sportsbetting is still such a taboo. Maybe you should dump her now for SJP. Oh wait she is pregnant. To which I congratulate you. Only kidding. Look everyone has vices some cost more money than others. Choose marriage counseling over addiction counseling. One more suggestion for you. Stop posting here. You're more addicted to this website than sportsbetting. Maybe you get from here what is missing from your wife. Figure it out in therapy. Life is short.
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Posted: 7/27/2011 5:54:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Dimebetz:

Sorry to read this but need to respond. 
It must have been a big 5 figure amount for your wife to make to go to addiction counseling. Does she have any vices ? I just don't understand why sportsbetting is still such a taboo. Maybe you should dump her now for SJP. Oh wait she is pregnant. To which I congratulate you. Only kidding. Look everyone has vices some cost more money than others. Choose marriage counseling over addiction counseling. One more suggestion for you. Stop posting here. You're more addicted to this website than sportsbetting. Maybe you get from here what is missing from your wife. Figure it out in therapy. Life is short.


Wtf
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Posted: 7/27/2011 6:16:41 PM

i hope she banned you from watchin wrastling as well........ 

 

just kidding dude.....do what you gotta do, but I agree with a couple of the above posts, it was chase, if I remember correctly, at 1 point you were like a 10$ unit bettor correct?  How in the world can that affect your life if you just go back to that amount?????

anyway, best with whatever you decide, good luck with the junior.......... 

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Posted: 7/27/2011 6:42:26 PM
BOL Kap. I hope you make it i'm sure it's going to be tough.

Look forward to reading your thoughts this coming season.
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Posted: 7/27/2011 6:45:42 PM
Kap, congrats on having a baby on the way.  Sorry to hear that the gambling got out of hand.  Best of luck going forward.....
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Posted: 7/27/2011 7:41:35 PM

Kap- Best of Luck too you and Mrs Kap  and may God Bless your unborn child!   

 I have tried many times too quit and just having yet, Good luck to you bro

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Posted: 7/27/2011 7:47:55 PM
kaponofor3...I have nothing but respect for you kap. Your doing the right thing by taking a break. Take good care of that wife of yours and best of luck with the soon too be little kap...
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Posted: 7/27/2011 7:55:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by thorpe:



Best of luck to you Kap.  I agree that when you become a father, you need to play it safe.  If you are the type of person to chase losses, you can dig yourself a hole very deep very quickly.

I was going to tell you the same thing about futures.  These are the best bets if you want to have action on games.

1)  There is so much time between making the wager and collecting or losing, that when you lose you don't feel the need to chase.

2)  For a set amount of money, you get action on a huge number of games.  If you bet VA Tech to win the ACC, you can root for them all year, and root for UNC and Miami to lose all year.  Bet on Bama to win the BCS, and you have action on 4 or 5 games a week.

3)  I don't have the time or energy to handicap all week every week, but with futures I can spend a week in the summer with Phil Steele, put in my bets, and be done with it.

4)  Betting individual games has a lot of aggravation, you can drive yourself crazy thinking about why a line moved, having it move against you, thinking is the line is too good to be true, hedging at halftime, etc.


I wish you would post your picks though.  Whenever I make picks without putting money on them, I hit a very high percentage. 





Thanks thorpe, I think you might have something with your approach. Your point #4 is very astute, especially if you spread yourself out and/or do live plays and hedge. Requires lots of attention and is time consuming without a doubt.

I'll still post thoughts and maybe picks, see how it goes. Just gonna take it one day at a time
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Posted: 7/27/2011 7:58:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by THEMUGG:

 Not much I can add to what has already been said here............I'll just agree that I think you're doing the responsible thing & I applaud you for that. I wish you the best.........do pop into the CFB forum occasionally & say Hi.

 Congrats to you & wifey..........very cool.

 Your life will change forever.............this is a good start. I think you'll find you won't miss it as much as you fear at this point.



Appreciate the kind words, MUGG. Looking forward to watching some college football without the weekly or even daily action. Might be relaxing, who knows, lol.

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Posted: 7/27/2011 7:59:55 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by marnypoly:

See you when NBA season starts 


See you there... you gonna have another all-in play this year?
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Posted: 7/27/2011 8:01:09 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose:


You don't have a gambling problem.  You have a Money Management problem.  Your Gambling Bankroll has to be a specific account, YOUR OWN account, completely separate from anything else involving wife or family.

Take some time off and squirrel away a Gambling Bankroll.

Do business correctly and you avoid all problems.


Words of wisdom, GG. Very well put. I definitely appreciate that distinction, I don't know if subtlety is really something you want to go for in this situation when dealing with a woman scorned. Logic will never, ever beat emotion.
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Posted: 7/27/2011 8:02:26 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JaHovaWitness:

Good Luck but no offense, theres no way you dont wager on somthing for 1 str8 year. you have 27000 posts on a gambling forum and still are going to be following lines in the NBA and offering GAMBLING ADVICE? Comon dude seriously? IMHO this is not about proving your not an adict, its you setting yourself up to fail imo. gl tho.



Appreciate the constructive criticism, I come here more for the sense of community with some of the long term posters more than anything else 
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Posted: 7/27/2011 8:04:39 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by vanzack:

GL Kap - it is a good time to take a year off anyway.

GL with the baby.



Couldn't agree more. Would not at all be surprised to see one of the few reliable offshore places remaining fall in the next 365 days, would you?

Thanks Van
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Posted: 7/27/2011 8:06:04 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by HutchEmAll:

regarding the pregnancy of your child.

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I noticed it too but I didn't say anything
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Posted: 7/27/2011 8:11:44 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by cacabware:

i hope she banned you from watchin wrastling as well........ 

 

just kidding dude.....do what you gotta do, but I agree with a couple of the above posts, it was chase, if I remember correctly, at 1 point you were like a 10$ unit bettor correct?  How in the world can that affect your life if you just go back to that amount?????

anyway, best with whatever you decide, good luck with the junior.......... 




Never. And if its a boy, then I'll just have another excuse to watch... and its going to coincide with the rise of CM Punk, best in the world
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Posted: 7/27/2011 8:47:15 PM
Congrats and Good Luck!
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Posted: 7/27/2011 9:37:38 PM

If gambling brings you pleasure, then I agree with Goose and Pound in that it is a money management issue.... just go small recreational bets.

If it doesn't bring you pleasure, then don't do it.

As far as the wife, if was a budgeted household line item, she'd probably be okay with it.  It's like eating chocolate chip cookies, just don't eat too many of them.

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