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.
Know when to stop