Connecticut Lady

My gambling started over 20yrs ago with a simple church bingo. Then our state brought the lottery in 5 days a week once a day Then came the casinos, my husband of 30 yrs took me there for my birthday it was FUN, nice lunch, won a couple of dollars, but I got to like…

Sfumato’s story

I want to share this – because it has been a Miracle for me. I can’t tell you how badly gambling (slots) have destroyed and consumed my life for about 15 years. There was NEVER any winning, because it would all go back in as fast as I can shove it. I won 5k one…

Mozzie

I had my first win in 1963 when I was just 8 years old on a one armed bandit, it paid out a jackpot of £5 in sixpenny pieces. Instead of walking away I played all of it back. I didn’t gamble again until 1995 when a Bingo Hall opened in my home town, even…

Taking control

I gambled everyday for years without realising that I was a compulsive gambler. I lost everything or so I thought until my wife died. I was 49 years old. Only then did I truly realise that I had lost the best person in my life but she had come second to gambling, I had taken…

Book Writer

I am a recovering compulsive gambler … My last bet was Jan. 29th, 2007 which was also my court and sentencing date from a crime I committed. Crazy thing was? I wasn’t even gambling at this time. Lesson learned? I learned I had more work to do on my “financial inventory” and recovery as I…

Thankless to thankful

I made my last bet February 3, 2018. I will forever be thankful as well as grateful to God for his grace and mercy on this day. For this would be the beginning of my recovery and the ending of a long abusive and compulsive relationship. My story: His name was Gambling Addiction or GA…

Billy’s story

My story began with escaping in my early teens with drugs, alcohol, and gambling. Backrooms, home games, and pool halls where I could gamble eventually diminished my cravings for drugs and alcohol. Not necessarily because I didn’t want to get drunk or high…I wanted to have money to gamble. I began working at 15 and…

Ray’s Story

Here is my story I have been a gambler since I was 16 yrs. old I am not 72 yrs . old now I stopped gambling and joined Gamblers Anonymous in 1982 I was clean for 20 Yrs. till 2002 I always planned to go back I have relapsed many times. Clean for 1-2 yrs.…

Monday evening chat session moving to Tuesday

‘Attention’  the Monday Evening chat will be moving to Tuesdays beginning on August 4th. There updated schedule for Chat meetings is the following: Monday (Noon PST), Tuesday (6-8 PST) Wednesday (Noon PST), Friday(Noon PST). The Tuesday chat will continue to focus on recovery conversations and will be moderated by a Gambling Outreach Support worker from…

GA Call in meetings during COVID-19 pandemic

GA Info: As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Gamblers Anonymous will have an accommodation for all GA members who have been told that their regular meeting facilities have been closed due to the current health emergency. Below are the details to call in for all the meetings. The telephone conference platform GA uses has local…