Gambling should be fun. Period. Unfortunately for some that isn’t always the case. Our responsible gambling section provides bettors with the help, support, and access to resources they need to stay in control.
Issues with gambling come in all shapes and sizes, but the first step is identifying that there might be a problem in the first place. We’ve listed a few questions that you can ask yourself (or someone you know) if you’re worried about any issues with gambling.
These questions are just a starting point, so if you answer yes to one or more, then read on and discover where and how you can find further help.
How often do you play for more than you can afford to lose?
Do you ever find yourself increasing your stakes to get the same feeling of excitement?
Do you often chase your losses and continue playing?
How often do you borrow money or sell things to have more to play with?
Does gambling ever cause you stress, anxiety, or depression?
Has anyone close to you ever criticized your gambling or suggested you may have a problem?
Has gambling ever caused you or your household any financial issues?
Have you ever felt guilty about your gambling?
Are you able to stop gambling when you are winning?
On a scale of 1-10, how much would you say your emotions affect your gambling?
Remember, if you’re concerned about any of your answers, we encourage to reach out for help through friends and family, or via trained professionals and organizations, many of whom are listed below.
Gamblers Anonymous International
With a presence across the globe, Gamblers Anonymous has been provided help and resources since 1957.
National Council on Problem Gambling
Based in United States, the NCPG is a 24/7, single access point for those seeking help for a gambling problem that is fully confidential.
Many US states have dedicated resources for problem gamblers, see our in-depth state guides for more information specific to where you are. i
Responsible Gambling Council
Based in Canada, the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention.
Established in 1997, it’s an independent UK charity providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.
GambleAware is an independent charity commissioning prevention and treatment services across England, Scotland and Wales in partnership with expert organisations and agencies, including the NHS.