Hello, I will start at the beginning of this journey. My parents are immigrants and as they needed to move to another country they stopped buying useless things and instead they saved up the majority of their incomes. My sister and me both got a present for our 18th birthdays which was a saving account with 15.000€ on it. My parents wanted me to have a good life without the need of thinking about money.
At the beginning of the Corona-time I discovered the Online-Casino. Although my parents always told me that gambling is not good and the bank always wins, I thought it was fun to play Blackjack because I won 7.000€ in my first session. This means that I had 22.000€ in my savings account at this time. I thought that I beat the whole system and I kept asking myself "Why should I work for money if I'm such a good Blackjack player?". I think that everyone gets into this mindset before losing everything. Just two sessions after the big win my savings account was as empty as me. I lost my whole savings (0€) and I was financially, emotionally and mentally destroyed and I was thinking about suicide.
I didn't know what to do at this time because I had just 40 cents in my wallet. I knew that in a few days I will get my monthly salary but how should I get the 15.000€ back before my parents realized what I did? So when I had my monthly salary I kept playing and I also started sports betting in hope that I get the money back. But it didn't work out.
A few months later I had so many bills that I couldn't pay anymore and my parents found out that I didn't have enough money and asked me where the money is. I told them the truth and they were so shocked. They payed my bills but lost every kind of trust in me and I see that the connection between them and me is completely destroyed. We can't talk normally to each other anymore.
I work as a software-engineer but I make a small amount of money because I'm at university (going to university is for free in Austria). That's the reason why I created the fundraiser now. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to get this 15.000€ back for me - I want to give it back to my parents. They cut back on so many things in life just to give me a good life and now I want to give it all back. I would be happy if you could help me with a donation. Even if you can't or if you don't want to donate me something - I still say thank you for reading this text. I hope that I could open your eyes about gambling, please don't try it because you can destroy your whole life with it.