Don’t go to a casino if you’re in the middle of an emotional crisis—you’ll probably blow all your money and then some! As I said earlier, gambling will not solve any of your problems and will only cause more.
It won’t help you lose weight, make friends, get over a breakup, or anything else; there are better ways (see www.gamblersanonymous.org for examples).
In fact, “losing yourself” in a gambling frenzy could leave you unable to handle other parts of your life that do need attention—such as relationships with family members or co-workers.
If you can’t control yourself when it comes to gambling, then stay away from it. If you need help stopping, some organizations will be glad to help you—check the resources page at mamasboyct.
Have a purpose
Before going into a casino, know why you’re going! Maybe it’s just to “take the crowd out of town,” or maybe it’s to try your luck with roulette (which is a much better game than people think) or blackjack and win some money so you can take someone on a nice vacation or buy yourself something extravagant like that new computer game that just came out. Just make sure your goals are clear before entering the casino, and you’ll be more likely to stick with them.
Don’t go into a casino unless you’re feeling good! If you just found out you lost your job, broke up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, got your car repossessed…forget it!
Give yourself some time to get over these things before even thinking about gambling; if not, then use the strategies outlined here and try not to lose TOO much money—but don’t expect miracles!
Remember: this is YOUR life take care of YOURSELF (and others as far as possible).