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My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Poshriel(f): 1:15pm On Feb 13
Two days ago, my younger brother called me on phone and was sounding so down, so I asked him what the problem was and he told he needed help.

I went on to ask him what the issue was and he told me that his savings are being swept away via sport bet.

According to him, he has lost over a 100k in the last six months.

He is single just started working late 20s.

Please Nairalanders, is there a way we can help him out?

I literally told him that stopping the habit is as simple as not going to the shop again, but he said the bet shop is right opposite his house.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by RoyalBlak007: 1:20pm On Feb 13
He needs to

relocate for a while. While he should be occupied with something...

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Donald3d(m): 1:31pm On Feb 13
RoyalBlak007:


He needs to

relocate for a while. While he should be occupied with something...
relocating wont help, he needs to curb the habit , by being determined to stop .The thing dey online too na abi he go relocate him phone too ?
He should just bear in mind that, he has to stop and try and be strict with it .
And yes, get busy with other better money making ventures .That would distract him.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by RoyalBlak007: 1:34pm On Feb 13
Donald3d:

relocating wont help, he needs to curb the habit , by being determined to stop .The thing dey online too na abi he go relocate him phone too ?
He should just bear in mind that, he has to stop and try and be strict with it .
And yes, get busy in other better money making ventures , that would distract him.




Oga read what the OP typed carefully. He wasn't gambling online. How won't relocation help....when the bet shop is just opposite his crib undecided

It's an addiction. So you can't advise a bloodydrinker to quit drinking when a bar is just opposite his place or residence .

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Donald3d(m): 1:38pm On Feb 13
RoyalBlak007:





Oga read what the OP typed carefully. He wasn't gambling online. How won't relocation help....when the bet shop is just opposite his crib undecided

It's an addiction. So you can't advise a bloodydrinker to quit drinking when a bar is just opposite his place or residence .

No be fight na , we are sayinng the same thing and I read carefully.
As you have rightfully said , its an addiction , someone who is addicted to something , would find another way to please his addiction .And its very easy (his phone) , no matter where he is and if he has internet connection he would do it again .
So my point is relocation alone wont solve the problem

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by RoyalBlak007: 1:44pm On Feb 13
Donald3d:


No be fight na , we are sayinng the same thing and I read carefully.
As you have rightfully said , its an addiction , someone who is addicted to something , would find another way to please his addiction .And its very easy (his phone) , no matter where he is and if he has internet connection he would do it again .
So my point is relocation alone wont solve the problem




Yes i totally understand you Sir cheesy .I think his addiction is frequently visiting the bet shop since it's very accessible to him. Relocating him will give him some kind of restrictions.

Sure He could still do it online but it won't be as flexible to him cos he's been used to shops. And also "funding" through web won't that easy to him. He might just take his mind off it once he gets something doing

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by joinnow: 2:00pm On Feb 13
Poshriel:
two days ago my younger brother called me on phone and was sounding so down. so i asked him what the problem was and he told he needed help.

i went on to ask him what the issue was and he told me that his savings are being swept away via sport bet.

according to him he has lost over a 100ok in the last six months.

he is single just started working late 20s.

please people is there a way we can help him out..

i literally told him that stopping the habit is as simple as not going to the shop again, but he said the bet shop is right opposite his house..

According to Mayoclinic
Diagnosis
If you recognize that you may have a problem with your gambling, talk with your primary care doctor about an evaluation or seek help from a mental health professional.

To evaluate your problem with gambling, your doctor or mental health professional will likely:

Ask questions related to your gambling habits. He or she may also ask for permission to speak with family members or friends. However, confidentiality laws prevent your doctor from giving out any information about you without your consent.
Review your medical information. Some drugs can have a rare side effect that results in compulsive behaviors, including gambling, in some people. A physical exam may identify problems with your health that are sometimes associated with compulsive gambling.
Do a psychiatric assessment. This assessment includes questions about your symptoms, thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns related to your gambling. Depending on your signs and symptoms, you may be evaluated for mental health disorders that are sometimes related to excessive gambling.
Use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The DSM-5, published by the American Psychiatric Association, lists criteria for the diagnosis of gambling disorder.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Poshriel(f): 4:22pm On Feb 13
LALASTICLALA PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP HIM
Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by congo4ka: 4:49pm On Feb 13
cheesy

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Slikbae: 4:49pm On Feb 13
Sports betting is a very bad habit just like masturbation, smoking, and all other addictions. It is very very difficult to get rid of addictions. In my own case, God helped me to overcome (although not sports betting) but God can help your brother overcome too if you believe.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by pol23: 4:49pm On Feb 13
Let him bet oo...
Everybody won't live the conventional life.
I don't bet too and I'm sure you don't like it..
Until the young guy hit Jackpot$47m.
Then you will know every road na way...
The chance is very slim though...But He can.
Many masters holder dey sell power bank and phone accessories online.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Gkay1(m): 4:50pm On Feb 13
he nor dey win ?

if to say he dey win well well, u for nor complain.

life na per head

kudos to all guys wey dey play sport bet, one day e go better.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by EweduAfonja(f): 4:50pm On Feb 13
Left my broke Ass X cuz of that sheet

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by fpeter(f): 4:50pm On Feb 13
The guy wan hammer. Tell am say no be by like that.
Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by dayomi445: 4:50pm On Feb 13
Is too late already, the spirit of betting is already resident in him and their is nothing you can do to pull him out. Just cope with the situation

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by nwakibie3(m): 4:50pm On Feb 13
y

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Odunsco01(m): 4:50pm On Feb 13
hmmm I was once one

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by WowSweetGuy(m): 4:50pm On Feb 13
Thats how useless mangaystar divided chop my 5k last week...Bet dey pain o

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by nwakibie3(m): 4:50pm On Feb 13
free the guy jor grin grin

If no be sports bet my last Christmas for no make sense but thanks to that late hit grin grin

bet9ja has paid me vey well so I wont quit it.

OP ur brother is a greedy punter grin grin

he should contact me to teach him how to make money in betting.

I still have more payslips but these are the ones I can post now.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Lexusgs430: 4:51pm On Feb 13
Poshriel:
Two days ago, my younger brother called me on phone and was sounding so down, so I asked him what the problem was and he told he needed help.

I went on to ask him what the issue was and he told me that his savings are being swept away via sport bet.

According to him, he has lost over a 100k in the last six months.

He is single just started working late 20s.

Please Nairalanders, is there a way we can help him out?

I literally told him that stopping the habit is as simple as not going to the shop again, but he said the bet shop is right opposite his house.

Take control of his finances....

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by SeniorZato(m): 4:51pm On Feb 13
Poshriel:
Two days ago, my younger brother called me on phone and was sounding so down, so I asked him what the problem was and he told he needed help.

I went on to ask him what the issue was and he told me that his savings are being swept away via sport bet.

According to him, he has lost over a 100k in the last six months.

He is single just started working late 20s.
He should relocate, helooo

Please Nairalanders, is there a way we can help him out?

I literally told him that stopping the habit is as simple as not going to the shop again, but he said the bet shop is right opposite his house.
He should relocate
Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Nobody: 4:52pm On Feb 13
Leave him alone... He's yet to learn any lesson.


People like this are better left alone than try to change them. Only time will tell. When he sees his mates whom they started life together doing so well, and his own life is nothing to write home about, that's when they always have sense.


A lesson to young guys out there. If you think you're winning big in bettings/gambling, sit down one day and calculate all the money you've spent so far on betting, then subtract it from money you've won so far... Then then yourself the truth if you're actually gaining or losing.!

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by adrian3000(m): 4:52pm On Feb 13
Am sorry

its like bad leadership and nigerian politicians

only God can intervene

there is absolutely nothing you can do about it
Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Lexusgs430: 4:52pm On Feb 13
The bookmaker never loses, its the punter that suffers overall....

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by olahero(m): 4:52pm On Feb 13
That's the one of the reasons Youth can take powering Nija now, That thing has ruined a lots of young Nigerians.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by BUHARImyDOG: 4:53pm On Feb 13
let him try lionsbet

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by congo4ka: 4:53pm On Feb 13
Poshriel:
LALASTICLALA PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP HIM
Do you want lalasticlala to stop your brother problem?
If I slap you, your breeast milk will gush out!!!!

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by NonFarmPayrol: 4:53pm On Feb 13
Teach him cryptocurrency trading



It will pay him better

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by oyetunder(m): 4:53pm On Feb 13
what do you want us to do now? We also have enough on our own hands.

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Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Jossy07(m): 4:57pm On Feb 13
adrian3000:
Am sorry bro

its like bad leadership and nigerian politicians

only God can intervene

there is absolutely nothing you can do about it
pls keep ur money well
Re: My Younger Brother Is Addicted To Sports Betting, Please Help!!! by Rikidony(m): 4:57pm On Feb 13
HE WONT BE ABLE TO STOP IT, JUST ENCOURAGE HIM TO REDUCE THE AMOIUNT HE USES IN THE BET, I NEARLY WON 38K LAST WEEK BUT DUE TO CITYS WIN CONSIDERING I GAVE THEM AN UNDER4.5 WIN STREAK WAS SO DOWN embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed

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