If you gamble the result is never certain and losing is always a possibility. It's best to look at gambling as entertainment, like going to a concert or a movie, not to make money.

  • Get to know the game
    • The more you know about the games, the better equipped you are to make informed decisions before and while you play
  • Set a budget & stick to it
    • Keeping it fun means playing within your limits.  When you set money limits before you play, you are more likely to stick to them.
  • Don't chase losses
    • Chasing losses alomost always leads to bigger losses.  Chances are, the more you play, the more you'll pay.
  • Do more than just gamble
    • Make gambling just one of the things you do for fun.  This will make sure that gambling doesn't become the biggest part of your life.
  • Take breaks
    • Once in a while, it's a good idea to walk away from the game you're playing.  Taking a break can help you make smarter decisions, so gambling stays fun.
  • Set a time limit
    • When you set a time limit - and stick with it - you are more likely to stay within your set budget and you won't miss out on the other things you need to do. 

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GET HELP. If you are concerned about your gambling or someone you know, contact the Problem Gambling Help Line at 1-800-306-6789 or visit Where to Get Support.

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