HI all, addicted gambler here. Like many spent way too much and have gotten myself into major debt and if that wasn't enough, I'll be chatting with the IRS soon.
I was doing ok (losing and winning) with the local gambling dens, but then the casino went in. "That's nice" I thought. But soon I was showing up there 1-2-3 times a week! Then I was "Furloughed" from work in August. Yep, 2-3 times a week I was up there, Luckily I could only cash advance 20% of my credit cards.
Then came Oct and hip surgery. In 6 weeks....Back to the casino.
On Jan 8th, was released to go back to work. Company then laid me off. I celebrated by going you know where. Then it happened. I had sent to the IRS an updated 1040X form. Plus my 1095 form. 2-3 months later I get a check for $3,992.78 I voided it right there and then sent it back. Whew!
Then 5-6 weeks later it showed again. $4,305.72 I was short from gambling so I put it in....In 2 weeks, I spent it all....Yes paid some debts...But I shouldn't have done this. I know I'll be paying it back and more. That's my lesson I hope stays with me from now on.
Easy money is anything BUT easy to repay.
I have a interview for a temp agency Monday. I am really hoping for a graveyard position (Pays the most) and that would allow me to slam bills. Well that all. Why I am here and why I'll stay.
Years ago I saw a pamphlet in a casino titled “When is the Fun Stops”, it’s strange because I can recall feeling embarrassed, and insulted, at the same time. I wasn’t having fun, and it seemed impossible to me that anyone could be having fun gambling. And a pamphlet was there, free for the taking, by the casino cage, that was supposed to help “when the fun stops”? I was mad. At a...
I am new here, however all the stories I’ve read sound like mine in a bunch of ways. I gambled for fun and nothing serious at first, I would only spend as planned nothing more. —- Then I won 11K and for months I was winning thousands, not realizing I was playing the winnings!! Then I won 30k, days later thousands more. Sounds like a windfall right? You’d like to have this problem right? Not...