Lower Your Risk For Gambling Problems
- Set a clear limit on the amount of money you will spend gambling and stick to it. If you lose, stop.
- Gamble as a social activity.
- Set a clear limit on the maximum amount of time you will spend gambling. Don’t stay longer whether you are winning or losing.
- Don’t borrow money or use credit to gamble.
- Gamble for recreation, not believing you can make money.
- Don’t gamble as a way of avoiding or getting relief from emotional or physical pain.
- Don’t gamble as a response to personal or financial stress.
- Gamble only what you can afford to lose.
- Have balance in your life. Develop several ways to enjoy your leisure time and money.
- Understand the odds of winning and losing.
- Understand that you cannot control chance events or manipulate the odds.
- Know the warning signs for problem gambling.
- Know the situations and circumstances that may place you at higher risk for gambling problems.
- Don’t gamble when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
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