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Losing track of the world around you when you gamble?

When playing online gambling games, it's easy to lose track of time and money and get lost in the game.

Check out our advice and support to stay in control of your gambling.

Advice for keeping your gambling under control

1

Set a money limit in advance and stick to it

Think of gambling as an entertainment expense and only gamble with the money you can afford to lose.

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2

Set a time limit

Odds are that the more time you spend gambling, the more money you will lose.

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3

Take frequent breaks

It's easy to lose track of time when you're gambling. And gambling continuously can cause you to lose track of perspective.

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4

Talk to someone

Talking about gambling can be difficult, but there are easy ways to start a conversation.

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Try our spending calculator

If you're concerned about how much money you put towards gambling, start to work out your spending with our calculator.

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Tools to take back control of your spending

If you’re worried about money and finances as a result of your own or a loved one’s gambling, there are tools that can help you take back control of your spending.

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What are the signs to look out for?

Losing track of time while gambling

It's easy to lose track of time when you're gambling. And gambling continuously can cause you to lose track of perspective. Odds are that the more time you spend gambling, the more money you will lose.

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Losing track of money while gambling

The venue, bookie or app is using gambling to make money; it's not designed to work the other way around. Over time you will give away more money than you receive. Think of gambling as an entertainment expense and only gamble with the money you can afford to lose.

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Keeping your gambling a secret from others

It’s important to remember that gambling can have a negative effect on your life. Keeping your gambling a secret may lead to increased stress and anxiety.

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Help a friend or a loved one

It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who’s gambling. Find practical advice and support services. 

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Get advice now from the National Gambling Treatment Service

However you're feeling right now, we are here to help. 

Call or chat to an advisor to receive free confidential advice, information and emotional support. 

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