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.
Are you concerned about how you or your loved one’s gambling is affecting your life?
Does you or your loved one's mood change based on gambling results - win or lose?
Is it hard for you to resist the impulse of gambling? Do you end up spending more and more on bets than you meant to?
Is your or loved one's gambling causing emotional and financial anxiety and stress for the family?
Is gambling adversely affecting your mood, relationships, work/study, and financial stability?
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.