Tips for Responsible Gambling

When enjoyed in a responsible manner, gambling can be a fun, exciting, and entertaining activity. Many individuals enjoy gambling in this way. But for some, gambling can become a problem and even develop into an addiction. The following tips can help gambling remain fun and keep it from becoming a problem.

  1. Set money limits.
  2. Set time limits.
  3. Play for fun, not to earn money.
  4. Bet only what you can afford to lose.
  5. Don’t play to escape.
  6. Know what’s legal and what isn’t.
  7. Never gamble when stressed, depressed, or in recovery.
  8. Know when to quit; don’t chase your losses.
  9. Expect to lose.
  10. Avoid mixing gambling with alcohol or other substances.
  11. Never borrow to play.
  12. Gambling should not replace other hobbies or healthy activities.
  13. Know where to get help.