Manage your gambling

In this section you’ll find useful self-help tools and advice to help you gamble responsibly.

What’s the difference between gambling for fun and problem gambling? There are no hard and fast rules, but it might be helpful to ask yourself the following questions, to help determine if you’re at risk of developing a gambling problem:

  • Do you gamble more than 5% of your weekly income?
  • Do you gamble regularly? Say more than once a week?
  • Do you plan your sessions ahead, rather than going spur of the moment?
  • Do you gamble alone?
  • Do you view gambling as a means of earning money?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, you might be at risk of developing a gambling problem. Another way to look at it is to ask yourself, would life would be better if you gambled less or not at all?

Gambling problems affect people from all walks of life. For many people gambling problems seem to arise out of the blue, while for some problems can be triggered by other issues. But there is one thing we all share; getting a handle on your gambling is easier than you think.