Gaming is for entertainment however you can’t always win. Unfortunately when gambling losing is also part of what happens over time and we always want you to remember this. Having a gambling problem can lead to social and financial difficulties if you find that gaming is no longer about just having fun.
Gaming both online and offline can be addictive and can easily make you lose perspective of both time and money, there are a few ways to keep your gambling in check by remembering:
- Gambling should always be done in moderation and undertaken as a form of leisure not as genuine way of making money.
- Avoid chasing losses – there will always be another day.
- Only gamble when you can cover the losses.
- Keep track of the time and monitor the amount of money you spend.
- Utilise all the limit tools to stay in control.
- Should you need a break from gambling, self-exclusion can be activated by contacting any of your gambling sites customer support.
If you need to talk to someone about any concerns you may have regarding your gambling habits contact one of the organisations listed below.
Problem Gambling Counselling Organisations
GamCare is the leading authority when it comes to the social impact of gambling in the UK, GamCare provides counselling, advice and practical help to those that contact them.
- GAMCARE. You can visit the GamCare website at www.gamcare.org.uk, or call their confidential helpline on 0845 6000 133
- GA: GamblersAnonymous offer assistance around the world. The Gamblers Anonymous international service site can be found at www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk.
- GAMBLING THERAPY; Gambling Therapy provides support and counselling for anyone adversely affected by gambling. Members of the Gambling Therapy Team operate from locations both within the UK and internationally. Further details can be found at www.gamblingtherapy.org.