Taking a very long break from playing slots

Well the time finally arrived when slot playing was not fun any longer so it is time to take a very long break from playing online slots.

Viewers of my streams may have  noticed that deposits were disappearing very fast. There were distinct lack of bonuses and game play was terrible. You accept when you make your deposit that it is considered lost, but in return you do expect the deposit to last.

It was the last straw that broke the camels back so to speak. As the slogan goes, if the fun stops, stop! and that is what I did.

I closed all of my casino accounts to stop the temptation to log in and try again.

I will definitely miss the streaming part of playing slots. I have very good memories of the many streams I broadcasted. I appreciate every viewer watching me play slots because you the viewer always have a choice of watching a number of channels. I felt very privileged having so many loyal viewers tuning in each time.

I also thank all of the kind viewers that put their hand in their pockets and made donations.

At the start, I really enjoyed playing slots. I was extremely lucky to hit almost £5,000 of winnings over a 3 weeks period playing Dead or Alive. I had good play time, big hits and a nice trip to Malta to boot courtesy of a competition win at Videoslots Casino.

But it went downhill at the start of this year. Lady luck disappeared and so did the previous mentioned winnings plus some.

Thankfully I recognised that if I continued to play it was going to go downhill very fast. I never exceeded the budget I set and only gambled away money that I could afford to lose. But just thinking about what that money could have bought was the final straw. I am left with good memories that will last a life time which I considered value for money at the point that I stopped donating more money to the casino so to speak. Streaming my slot play helped me gain those memories. I shared the ups and downs of playing slots which I hope my viewers appreciated.

This post also serves as a good reminder of the potential dangers of online gambling. You can easily get carried away. Please take note of the following tips:

• Don’t see gambling as a means to earn a living
• Always gamble with money that you can afford to lose
• Never chase losses
• Set a money limit
• Set a time limit
• Gamble only when you are in the right frame of mind
• Don’t have gambling as an exclusive hobby
• Gambling and alcohol- and drug use don’t mix

and if you want any further professional help, the following two organisations are a very good starting point (please click on the respective logos to go to their website):

Gamcare     Gambleaware

Will I be back to streaming again? Who knows what the future holds. If I am, you will hear it hear first!!!

Take care and be lucky on the slots!