Know the Feeling
It’s that sinking feeling that you get when you know something’s just not right.
A nervousness that won’t go away. Everybody feels it at some point in their life.
Don’t ignore the feeling.
Know the Warning Signs
Gambling isn’t always a problem. Gambling becomes a problem when it affects someone’s wellbeing or it affects the people around them. Ask yourself the tough questions.
Be honest with your answers.
Have you ever lied to family members, friends, or others about how much you gamble or how much money you lost on gambling?
Have you ever tried to stop, cut down, or control your gambling?
Have there been periods lasting 2 weeks or longer when you spent a lot of time thinking about your gambling experiences, or planning out future gambling ventures or bets?
Responsible Gambling Checklist
- Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money.
- Always gamble with money that you can afford to lose.
- Don’t gamble when you are depressed or upset.
- Balance gambling with other activities.
- Set a time limit.
- Never chase losses.
- Set a money limit.
- Gambling and alcohol are not a good combination.