Tips to stay in control of your gambling
Most people gamble for fun and entertainment. However, some people think of gambling as a way to make money or spend more than they can afford. Here are some simple tips that can help make sure your gambling doesn’t become a problem;
- Put the past behind you- don’t become preoccupied with past gambling successes or losses
- Think of gambling as a form of entertainment, not as a way to make money.
- Only gamble with money you can afford to lose. We have a handy budget calculator here to help you achieve this.
- Stick to your budget (money and time), and when you hit your limit, go do something else.
- Relax, don’t gamble when you’re not in the mood. If you are upset or stressed, gambling will not help!
- If you’re not having fun, then you may be developing a gambling problem, remember there are other hobbies.
- Don’t try to win back money you have lost.
- Use all of the account settings available to you to set deposit and play limits
- Consider regular time-outs to ensure you are able to stop without difficulty
- Don’t take your bank card with you. – This is a good way to safeguard your money limit and not let being “in the moment” warp your judgment.
- Don’t drink or use drugs when gambling. Drugs and alcohol cloud judgment, and good judgment stands as your main line of defense against letting gambling get out of control.
A great tip is knowing when to stop.