Gambling may be fun, but some people can lose control and gamble more than they can afford. Here are some steps you can take to help avoid gambling becoming a problem.
1. Set your limits at the start
2. Only bet what you can afford
3. Never chase your losses
4. Don’t bet if you’re getting angry or frustrated
5. Never put betting before your mates
In the end, it all boils down to one thing: when the fun stops stop.
If gambling is always on your mind, take a break. If you’re worried about your gambling, or have concerns about a friend or family member, here are some places to help:
www.gambleaware.co.uk is an independent website that provides information to help you make informed choices about your gambling and tools to help you recognise problem gambling.
The National Gambling offers free help and support, and can refer you on to a local treatment service if necessary. Call 0808 8020 133 to speak to a trained advisor.
All information produced by Senet Group, the independent body that promotes responsible gambling standards.