My Online Gambling Story
Hi im phil 36 from Newcastle UK the owner of yourbettingoffers.co.uk i just thought I would tell my story on gambling addiction. This all started around 15 years ago when I placed my first football bet of just £1 on an accumulator on the Premier league and championship. Already been a huge football fan and having my very first online betting account with William Hill. From this I won and remember trying out online slots for the very first time and I become addicted very quick, although my stakes started with 10p a spin and gradually moved up to 20p/40p using gambling companies such as William Hill Vegas and Ladbroke, coral, BetVictor, I would only ever use sports betting companies to play online casino games, It become addictive but got a great feeling every time I won are when a bonus dropped. I found that I started watching youtube videos daily and they made it look as though it was so easy to win big, that's all they ever showed was big wins and massive bonuses, never really seeing their losses. I think this is the reason so many people become addicted and end up losing so much money cos what you see on youtube very rarely happens in the real world, the facts are you very rarely get a bonus that pays you so big and that mostly your just chasing your losses. Youtube affiliates on casinos to me or the worse and need to be stopped unless they show just how long and how much it cost to land that bonus. Anyway, this is where I found myself playing alot and joined my very first Online casino.
After having my share of winning and losses on williamhill Vegas I joined my first online casino site casumo where I had my very first big win, mainly thanks to watching youtube videos but more may be due to luck but after watching daily casino slot videos on youtube there was this one slot I saw people getting alot of wins from and just kept getting bonuses. This online slot was called secret of the stones max. This was an updated version of secret of the stones, any way cutting it short I started playing this slot alot and like every game, I had my wins and loses and one time I just kept getting bonuses so I up my stake from 60p to £2 and the bonuses kept dropping and was from this that one bonus paid out a massive £5000 and I was on top of the world and that was just the start. It's a fact that the more you win the more you lose because from that day I have never bet below £1 a spin agen as I have seen the results from bigger stakes and the reward they can bring. This was 5/6 years ago and i have never won anywhere near that agen. i also play slot weekly and sometimes every other day depending on if i was winning, but like most people who gamble on slots most if not all my winnings went back in.
But today gambling is alot more controlled with deposit limits, time outs and breaks and it helps me alot as I use to have accounts to all the online casinos and today I only have a few and I feel im in more control with it and I enjoy it more, I mean I do get the odd bit madness at times as I'm one of them who just won't stop till I get a bonus and I find they are harder to come by. i have been there having over 700 spins at £1 a spin and not getting that bonus thats when I start to lose control especially when I watch youtube and see them getting 4/5 bonus in no time. One reason why youtube and slots is so bad.
p.s the £5000 i won all went back into online slots and from that day i lost it all i tried to take control back of my gambling all though it helped me i allways found ways around it and I still lose all my wages to slots on a weekly basis still looking for that buzz i had and what i see so often online. i work a 9 to 5 job Monday to friday on minimin wage so i have never had money and continue to chase the dream life but i know it will never happen as long im still gambling but it still makes me happy and enjoy the new games.
Thank you so much for checking out my story and much more blogs to come so please share
Much love Phil @yourbettingoffers.co.uk