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I used to gamble a little after work a couple of years ago. Sounds silly right? A group of us would hit the pokies, after we had been paid, to wind down.

I eventually decided it wasn't for me, but still know some people who do it for fun.

Do you ever gamble?


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No I don't gamble.

One of my son's does, and I hate him doing it.He has had some huge wins.
I still hate it.
When he does he will spend a thousand a night! and that is not cool.
I know he can afford to do it, but I have told him it's not right.
Never... if I spend money I want to see something tangle in return.
I have dabbled on the odd pokie in my younger years....but older and wiser I am I know that I would be feeding them my income. THANK GOODNESS I'm older and wiser!!!
How did nobody pick on the above spelling mistake?! Bambling. Oh dear.
by Vee
Arrrr, nothin' like a good bit o' Bamblin'. Hahahahahahahahaha.
by Rice
LOL! I still can't believe it!
by Vee
I only gamble by - very occasionally - buying a ticket for lotto. I don't do sports betting or polices or cards. My opinion is that these kinds of activities can be the start of a very slippery slope. Plenty of people get in trouble and why would I be any different?
Don't do pokies - but will do lotto and scratchies from time to time - and I'm in a footy tipping comp (but that's for the tipping, I know I won't ever win and am okay with that). I love black jack and craps, but I stay out of Casinos...I don't have a lot of will power...
Sometimes I buy raffle tickets. That's about it. Poker machines don't appeal to me in the slightest. They seem to be a good way to turn a night out boring very quickly.
No. A member of my family once had a gambling problem and it caused too many issues in the family for me to ever start. I don't buy lottery tickets, I've been to a casino twice in my life, once to go to their restaurant and another time to see a band play.
No. I don't even like to participate in raffles.
I have tried it once or twice, couldn't quite get the hang of it and nearly nodded off from boredom. Will buy the odd scratchie ticket maybe 3 or 4 times a year but that is about the sum total of my gambling.
No, I never gamble. I learned at an early age while playing monopoly that the dice wasn't my friend. So I never took a chance at gambling in real life. Plus it goes against the principles that I was grown up with.
Fair enough.
by Vee
Not really no, but I don't have anything against it.
Not really no, but I don't have anything against it.
I buy Lotto when prize is $10mill & above..
Buy RSL Ticket infrequently!
That's it; last of the 'big spender's'! Lol!
Vee, I used to do the same thing, I loved a little "play" after work and I had a couple of major wins too. Then, one time, I saw an old man spit on the machine and I was so disgusted that I reported it. Well, his wife and daughter started a real ruckus and all three were yelling and screaming and blaming the poker machine for "losing his money". They got banned. Now all I can think of is what could be on the machines and it has ruined my fun. Even using hand sanitiser doesn't help, I'm sure I can feel the germs :((
by Rice
Oh my gosh, Rice Paper. I'm sorry, but I thought that was too funny. Silly people.
by Vee
I buy the occassional ticket in a house, or raffles for fundraisers. I buy a lotto ticket rarely. Fortunately the gambling bug never bit me.I don't even know how to use a pokie machine.
annfi, I'm afraid it's all too easy to learn how to use one. :-|
by Vee
I buy the odd lottery ticket but are totally adverse to full blown gambling. I used to know some one who was an addict at gambling and that turned me off for life seeing the damage arguments and lack of control
LIFE'S A GAMBLE!
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