Kiki and all- A Survey


StaceyP

Congrats on 6 months...you cant at this point blow it, you'll be just fine this weekend....dont worry..

Interesting point u brought up..."My mother is the one that can get me to gamble"

Let's take a poll......how many of our parents were gamblers?

Both of mine were...my mom more than my dad....mom was lotto/scratch offs/daily numbers/track/atlantic city....dad was a bit cheaper but he enjoyed a 'budgeted' day at the casino...

Im reading "born to lose" - by bill lee...his father was a bad gambler and it turns out the grandfather lost bill lee's dad in a poker game..thats how bad it was....amazing book you should read it....

moe11

Posted: 01 Jul 2006 10:49 am Post subject: Re: Kiki and all - A Survey!!!
[Quote ="StaceyP"]Congrats on 6 months...you cant at this point blow it, you'll be just fine this weekend....dont worry..

Interesting point u brought up..."My mother is the one that can get me to gamble"

Let's take a poll......how many of our parents were gamblers?

Both of mine were...my mom more than my dad....mom was lotto/scratch offs/daily numbers/track/atlantic city....dad was a bit cheaper but he enjoyed a 'budgeted' day at the casino...

Im reading "born to lose" - by bill lee...his father was a bad gambler and it turns out the grandfather lost bill lee's dad in a poker game..thats how bad it was....amazing book you should read it....

I think you can extrapolate that out to addictive personality traits being passed down. In my family alcoholism was a problem for my grandfathers generation. We were all so aware of this that everyone watched their drinking and I only have 1 causin that has a drinking problem.

Me, I was so cautious about alcohol that this other addiction creeped in under the radar. I actually had a headache yesterday because I knew I was not going to gamble.

On gambling. My mother has a problem. Not as bad as mine but she does have one if you use Gamblers Anonymous's standards. My step father also has a problem so together it does not cause any problems between them. They do know when to stop which is something I cannot say. On the other side my father does not like gambling. He does spend around $10/week on lottery tickets but hates casinos and other forms of gambling.

KikiT

Posted: 03 Jul 2006 04:43 am Post subject:
Hi Gang, It's early monday morning and we're getting ready to leave for vacation. Stacey, my mother likes to gamble at several casinos near her home. My father doesn't gamble, not even lottery tickets. Mom used to call me and tell me about her big wins, but never the losses.
Hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July. I'll post again as soon as I get home. PS: Stacey, that's supposed to be an excellent book. Several of my Gamblers Anonymous friends have recommended it. Kiki

Bach

Posted: 18 Jul 2006 02:34 pm Post subject:
My dad was a compulsive gambler. I saw my grandfather in the casinos on several occassionas. I have a few uncles on my Mom's side who were compulsive gamblers. Funny thing is, none of my aunts are compulsive gamblers, or at least not that I know of.

There is an article on this site that suggests that gambling addiction is partly genetics. I don't know if this is true because I have more uncles who are not compulsive gamblers than those who are.

scotty555

Posted: 18 Jul 2006 10:05 pm Post subject:
My Dad and my grandpa were both gamblers (gramps was a "professional"). Maybe it does run in the blood?
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msg99

Posted: 19 Jul 2006 08:45 pm Post subject: Poll
My grandfather was a heavy gambler, I remember him taking me to the horse track when I was six or seven, if he won I usually got a hotdog.

My father doesn't gamble, but thinking back he knows a little too much about the weekly spread for a non-gambler. Maybe in his lessor days...

Denise C

Posted: 23 Jul 2006 07:21 am Post subject:
My mother is still a gambler, my grandmother was a gambler, and my mother now lives with me. Her addiction has nothing to do with me and I have just set up bondaries; she isn't allowed to talk about it with me. In the beginning of my recovery I wouldn't go anywhere alone with her. The hardest part of her living in my house is that I see where I was, and I see who I was and that is sometimes upsetting but it is also a reminder of where I don't want to go again.

Denise C.
3 years 4 months and 14 days without a bet

sue

Posted: 27 Jul 2006 07:03 am Post subject: My family too
Yup, my Mom got me into gambling. She used to say that was the only thing in life that made her happy. Pretty sad. She has sinced passed on, and all she left was a pile of credit card debt no one knew about, and me - she left her gambling addiction. I pray every day I won't do that to my children.

Love,
Sue