Responsible Gambling

Gambling can be an enjoyable pastime for the majority, however a number of people can develop a gambling addiction which can lead to a range of problems.

If you feel that you have developed an addiction to gambling there are a number of sources that can offer support and advice. If you think that you have an addiction then contact one of the support organisations below as soon as possible as they can offer invaluable assistance.

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. They can be contacted via their website or by phone:
www.gamblersanonymous.org
US Tel: (626) 960 3500

Gambling Therapy

Gambling Therapy offers online advice and practical and emotional support for those affected by compulsive gambling or affected by a loved one's compulsive gambling. The team at Gambling Therapy can be contacted via various methods on their website:
www.gamblingtherapy.org

Gamcare UK

Gamcare is a registered UK charity that offers confidential telephone support and counseling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. GamCare can help you through their extensive range of services relating to issues around gambling and can be contacted via phone:
www.gamcare.org.uk
UK Tel: 0845 600013

General Advice

When gambling it is very important that you take the following into consideration and follow a few simple rules as they're sure to help you gamble responsibly.

• Be aware and keep track of how much money you are spending.
• Avoid chasing losses and stick to your predetermined budget.
• Only gamble money you can afford to lose.
• Treat gambling as a form of entertainment and not a source of income.
• Plan how much time you want to spend for each gambling session and monitor the time.
• Do not gamble if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
• Do not gamble if you are depressed or to avoid other problems in your life.