How long did it take you to realize that you were a gambler?

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by ElectricSavant, Sep 20, 2020.

How long did it take you to realize that you were a gambler?

  1. 1y-3Y

    4 vote(s)
  2. 3y-5y

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  3. 5y-8y

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  4. 9y

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  5. 10y

    2 vote(s)
  6. Decades

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  7. I am not a gambler

    25 vote(s)
  8. ElectricSavant is a loser

    9 vote(s)
  1. Are you in Denial? Were you in Denial? Have you never considered trading... gambling?

    Tell us your story?
  2. gamblers usually come to self awareness after repeated and high financial loss. Right now I do not think too many are in financial distress. Questionnaires like this receive better response at financial periods such as 2000 post bubble, 2009-2010...

    Must be patient and ready to continue this questionnaire for a good duration that has some serious selling
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  3. stochastix


    I've never lost a large sum of money trading, usually broke even or minimal losses or got a salary doing trading related stuff, or made enough to survive . If something doesn't work for me, i stop doing it, before it becomes an issue. the only squandering I did was partying and strippers and that isn't so much uncertainty. there is uncertainy and risk involved in driving on public roads especially and that is commonplace but not considering gambling? do you not offset that risk to the pizza delivery people if you summon them?

    What is gambling?

    5 definitions found

    From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

    Gamble \Gam"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gambled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gambling}.] [Dim. of game. See 2d {Game}.]
    To play or game for money or other stake.
    [1913 Webster]

    From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

    Gamble \Gamble\, v. t.
    To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.
    "Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their
    estates." --Ames.
    [1913 Webster]

    From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

    Gamble \Gam"ble\, n.
    An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving
    gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or
    uncertainty. [Colloq.]
    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

    From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

    n 1: money that is risked for possible monetary gain
    2: a risky act or venture
    v 1: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you
    buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: {gamble},
    {chance}, {risk}, {hazard}, {take chances}, {adventure},
    {run a risk}, {take a chance}]
    2: play games for money

    From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]:

    138 Moby Thesaurus words for "gamble":
    accidentality, actuarial calculation, admit of, adventitiousness,
    ante, ante up, back, be liable, be subjected to, bet, bet on,
    bid fair to, blind bargain, borderline case, brave, break, call,
    cast lots, casualness, challenge, chance, compromise, contingency,
    count on, court destruction, cover, cut lots, cut the cards, dare,
    defy, defy danger, destiny, double contingency, draw lots,
    draw straws, encounter danger, endanger, expose, face, face up to,
    fade, fate, flukiness, forget the odds, fortuitousness, fortuity,
    fortune, gamble on, gamble with, game, good fortune, good luck,
    guess, hap, happenstance, happy chance, hazard, heedless hap,
    how they fall, imperil, incur danger, indeterminacy,
    indeterminateness, jeopard, jeopardize, jeopardy, law of averages,
    lay, lay a wager, lay down, lay open, lie under, lot, luck,
    make a bet, make book, match coins, meet a bet, moira,
    open question, opportunity, parlay, pass, peril,
    piece of guesswork, play, play against, play at dice,
    play the ponies, play with fire, plunge, predict,
    principle of indeterminacy, probability, problematicness,
    prognosticate, punt, put in danger, put in jeopardy, put on,
    question, raffle off, random sample, rely on, risk, run of luck,
    run the chance, run the risk, see, serendipity, set, shoot craps,
    sight-unseen transaction, speculate, speculation, sport, stake,
    stand a chance, stand fair to, stand pat, stand to gain,
    stand to lose, statistical probability, take a chance,
    take chances, tempt Providence, tempt fortune, the breaks,
    theory of probability, toss, toss-up, touch and go, uncertainty,
    uncertainty principle, undecided issue, venture, wager,
    whatever comes
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  4. deaddog


    Not a gambler I'm a speculator.:)
  5. hilmy83


    If I don't a gamble, I would've been a drug dealer, or a maybe a hitman.
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  6. themickey


    Gambling is good, it's fun, it pays well, trading is just another form of gambling.
    Some do better than others.
    I'd imagine those who continue to lose at trading would be the first at denial.
  7. Overnight


    Fake poker. Show me the hands. loL!
  8. pixel


    Not a gambler myself.
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  9. AbbotAle


    Successful trading is down to intellectual effort.

    Gambling is more often than not down to pure luck (high level Poker and card counting are excluded).

    What's interesting is that in the markets there are of course gamblers just as much as in the Casinos there are a few speculators.
  10. themickey


    Right, that makes sense, it's why so many intellectuals (Universities are pumping out intellectuals) are such successful traders and luck only goes so far with young guys and gals who are non intellectual 'trading gamers'. :)
    #10     Sep 21, 2020