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Jan 5, 2008 10:47 AM CSTWhich gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts

Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?(Vote Below)

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Gambling on horses
3
3%
Buying scratchcards
12
14%
Buying lottery tickets
5
6%
Playing fruit machines
8
9%
They are all equally addictive
40
46%
other
5
6%
None are addictive
14
16%
Total Votes
87
I've one friend addicted to betting on the horses and another who is addicted to the fruit machines.

Also, at work I see the same people addicted to buying plenty of scratchcards every day so I think they are all equally addictive.

Just wondered what everyone else thinks?.... wine
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Jan 5, 2008 10:47 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
I've one friend addicted to betting on the horses and another who is addicted to the fruit machines.

Also, at work I see the same people addicted to buying plenty of scratchcards every day so I think they are all equally addictive.

Just wondered what everyone else thinks?.... wine
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Jan 5, 2008 10:49 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Lottery tickets/scratch tickets (run by the govt). The poor man's tax where everyone feels like they're going to be a millionaire. Haven't played in years.
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Jan 5, 2008 10:53 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
riyablossom
riyablossomriyablossomsomewhere, Pennsylvania USA201 Threads 21 Polls 13,583 Posts
I guess its the addiction and the tendency to give in to the urge to indulge in the thing again and again that takes the toll. All of them would be equally addictive.

Actually it depends on your experience in the particular area. If you win once and then dont win for a few days and win again, its intermittent reinforcement which sets the pattern for addiction in reality.
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Jan 5, 2008 10:54 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
rwantin
rwantinrwantinRoyal Oak, Michigan USA21 Threads 11,127 Posts
thumbs up And the people that buy them are often the people that can least afford the ding in their budgets...
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Jan 5, 2008 10:56 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Yep.... But I do love video poker in Elko Nevada.....they still have the old type video poker machines. I can play them for hours and hours (but may need to get up for a pee break) blushing I limit the $ I take and don't take any credit cards. applause
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Jan 5, 2008 10:56 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
JerichoHale
JerichoHaleJerichoHaleCavan, Ireland10 Threads 127 Posts
I think the gee-gees are the most highly addictive. I do play the odd poker machine but very very rarely. It has to be horses the amount of bookmakers in ireland alone is scandalous (sp?). I dont gamble maybe a small amount on grand national day, that is all.wave
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Jan 5, 2008 10:56 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
judd28
judd28judd28mullingar, Westmeath Ireland23 Threads 1,769 Posts
it has to be kettle racingthumbs up
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Jan 5, 2008 10:57 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Very true... Usually, you can tell by the attire that they should be at K-mart buying clothes instead of waiting on the big hit on the lottery. sigh
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Jan 5, 2008 10:58 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
PILIPALA
PILIPALAPILIPALACardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK220 Threads 5,912 Posts
not any far to tight with my money to risk itrolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 5, 2008 11:00 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
judd28
judd28judd28mullingar, Westmeath Ireland23 Threads 1,769 Posts
typical of the welshlaugh tongue
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Jan 5, 2008 11:00 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
GREEN_08
GREEN_08GREEN_08Algonac, Michigan USA125 Posts
Lottery tickets I'd say. Although not all that exciting or action packed but at least where I live they are SOOOOOOOO readily available and everywhere. If you had that issue it'd sure be hard to kick it.

Lol no1 agrees with me. Shocker!!!!!!!!! rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 5, 2008 11:01 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
JerichoHale
JerichoHaleJerichoHaleCavan, Ireland10 Threads 127 Posts
Joker Poker indyfella. The most i ever won was 70 euro ( $85) how about you, any big wins. Royal flush with a gamble. Queen. Lower. King. F**k it.
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Jan 5, 2008 11:01 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
Yes, that's what I've noticed, a lot of single parents on benefits buy them then when they win £1 or £3 on them they come back into the shop and spend that on cards, obviously hoping that somehow they are going to win a really big prize. It's quite sad really cos they look as if they could do to spend the money of food for themselves and their kids.
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Jan 5, 2008 11:02 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
IMO addiction is addiction.. no matter in what form.
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Jan 5, 2008 11:04 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
I'm the same except for the £3 I spend per week on the irish lottery laugh

When my friend goes out and spends £60 on fruit machines in her lunch hour I can hardly believe it.
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Jan 5, 2008 11:07 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
GREEN_08
GREEN_08GREEN_08Algonac, Michigan USA125 Posts
For the record tho, an aquaintance of mine won a muli-state lottery and split $390,000 or something like that. Cash option was $82.5 million. INCREDIBLE!!!!!

jaw drop
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Jan 5, 2008 11:07 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
GREEN_08
GREEN_08GREEN_08Algonac, Michigan USA125 Posts
Awe hell meant $390,000,000 doh
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Jan 5, 2008 11:09 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
haha You are getting as bad as ME! laugh wave
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Jan 5, 2008 11:11 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
GREEN_08
GREEN_08GREEN_08Algonac, Michigan USA125 Posts
frustrated Ya I'm retarded moping
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Jan 5, 2008 11:30 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
prncss4someone
prncss4someoneprncss4someoneHopeful, Michigan USA66 Threads 9 Polls 9,743 Posts
I think that buying scratchoffs could be most addicting....they come in pretty colors and they are EVERYWHERE-gas stations, party stores, restaurants, grocery storeswow love wow
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Jan 5, 2008 11:58 AM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
I won about $250 one night at video poker. I think the biggest single win was $100 two times in one night. The best I've ever come home with was about $350.00. I just like the excitement and working the odds. If I break even, I think I've had a good time.

The best times I've had is when I've went by myself. Otherwise it's "let's go play this, I'm bored..."
frustrated grin
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Jan 5, 2008 12:02 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
I hit a progressive pot video poker machine in Wells, NV for about $1100 many years ago.
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Jan 5, 2008 12:03 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
FishingMTgirl
FishingMTgirlFishingMTgirlBig Sky, Montana USA36 Threads 5 Polls 1,657 Posts
an addiction is an addiction, different forms yes, but in all reality it is an addiction

JMOthumbs up
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Jan 5, 2008 12:23 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Heck, I'm addicted to women....crying
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Jan 5, 2008 12:26 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
FishingMTgirl
FishingMTgirlFishingMTgirlBig Sky, Montana USA36 Threads 5 Polls 1,657 Posts
LOL it's if the addiction is negative, addicted to woman??? Not if your a jiggalo, which your not, so you have no worries. hehehe
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Jan 5, 2008 12:48 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Thanks....I'll sleep better tonight. Alone probably.........but will sleep rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 5, 2008 12:48 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Irishman1
Irishman1Irishman1Dublin, Ireland1,035 Posts
Hi Zell i must say i like a flutter now and again on the horses but i do feel sorry for the people who lose the shirt off their backlaugh everything in moderation i say.cool wine
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Jan 5, 2008 12:52 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
I didn't know kettles could race...WOW that must be similar to watching paint dry!!!!!!!!

grin
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Jan 5, 2008 1:38 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
WhiteAsh
WhiteAshWhiteAshTurtle Lake, Wisconsin USA7 Threads 836 Posts
Gambling is not my cup of tea. Although ever few years, I do not mind dropping a few nickles.
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Jan 5, 2008 3:31 PM CST Which gambling addiction would you say is the most addictive?
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
Hi Irishman santa waving You're right, the odd flutter probably isn't too bad. My mate whos addicted to horses spends about £200 a week and literally does lose the shirt off her back as she walks around in rags and hardly has no money for food. I'm just glad I only have my chocolate addiction,it works out a lot cheaper wine cool

I just realized I worded title of this poll wrong, it should have read which gambling habit is the most addictive..lol doh
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