Keeping gambling safe and fun is all about setting limits. For some, it might be enough to simply decide before you start how much money and how much time you are going to allow for the next time you gamble. Many people are able to stick to that. But for others, you might need to find ways of holding yourself to your plan.
One recent development is the opportunity to exclude yourself from a particular form of gambling completely for a period of time. Click here to read more about self-exclusion.
But if that seems more than you need, then we also have some tips to help you control your gambling. These include:
If you are not sure if you need to control your gambling better, why not take our 5 minute test to calculate how much you are spending on gambling, and then you can decide if you can afford to keep doing so.
We know that the best way to deal with a gambling problem is to talk to someone about it. We offer free, confidential advice both by phone and face-to-face – or even online if you prefer.
But you can of course take some actions yourself. Why not ask a friend to speak to you a couple of times a week and ask how you’re doing with your goals to manage your gambling?
We’ve helped thousands of people to deal with a gambling problem. Just give us a call on 0808 8020 133.