Gambling should always be an enjoyable leisure activity.
Remembering these simple tips can help make sure your gambling doesn’t become a problem.
- Gambling should be entertaining and not seen as a way of making money.
- Bet sensibly and never chase your losses.
- Only gamble what you can afford to lose. Use Deposit Limits to manage the amount of money you spend.
- Monitor the amount of time you spend playing. Set up Reality Checks to remind you how long you have been logged into your account.
- Balance gambling with other activities. If gambling is your only form of entertainment think about whether you are still having fun.
- Take regular breaks from gambling. Gambling continuously can cause you to lose track of time and perspective.
- Don’t gamble when under the influence of alcohol or when you’re upset or depressed.
- Think about how much money you spend gambling. You can track your activity in your Online Account History.
- If you need to talk to someone about problem gambling then contact our customer service team or a problem gambling support service.
Please reply to the below questions with a yes or a no answer.
- Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
- When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
- Do you feel that you are in control over your spending when gambling?
- Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
- Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies because of your gambling?
- After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
If you have answered yes on any of the questions 1,2,3,4,5 and 6, You can have a serious gambling problem you should take the necessary steps to temporarily suspend or exclude your game until you resolve your issues.
SUPPORT-LINE FOR GAMBLING ADDICTS (RUN BY GAMCARE UK)
Helpline (international): +44 845 6000 133
Helpline (from the UK): 0845 6000 133