Please read this page if you think you might have problems
Please try and establish limits for purchasing, wagering and even losses before you commence gambling.
Gambling is not advised if it interferes with your daily responsibilities.
Gambling is not advised if you are in recovery for any dependency or are under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
Gambling is not advised if your primary aim is to recoup your debt with your winnings.
If you would like further advice or help with responsible gambling, then please contact Gamcare, whose details are provided below:
If you feel you may have a problem with your gambling, ask yourself the following questions:
Do you stay away from work or college to gamble?
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 gamble until your last penny is gone, even the bus fare home or the cost of a cup of tea?
Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have gambled?
Have others ever criticised your gambling?
Have you lied, stolen or borrowed just to get money to gamble or pay gambling debts?
Are you reluctant to spend ‘gambling money’ on anything else?
Have you lost interest in your family, friends or interests?
After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?
Gambling is entertainment. Otherwise, it might be dangerous.
If you answer YES on one of these questions, you might suffer from a gambling problem, and you should work with yourself in order to stop gambling, since it’s not good for you. Entertainment has become an addiction, a dangerous addiction. You can find help at Gamblers Anonymous, Online Gamers Anonymous or Gamcare.
Consider sharing your potential problem with your doctor. If you do have a problem, you need to grasp it before it gets too big.