How to get help to control your gambling
We know that gambling can lead to problems for some individuals and their families.
Is your gambling causing a problem for you or others around you?
The following signs may indicate that you have a gambling problem:
– spending more money and time on gambling than you can afford
– finding it hard to manage or stop your gambling
– having arguments with family or friends about money and gambling
– losing interest in usual activities or hobbies like going out with friends or spending time with family
– always thinking or talking about gambling
– lying about your gambling or hiding it from other people
– chasing losses or gambling to get out of financial trouble
– gambling until all of your money is gone
– borrowing money, selling possessions or not paying bills in order to pay for gambling
– needing to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz
– neglecting work, school, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling
– feeling anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable.
If you would like information about responsible gambling, including how to access confidential support and advice, visit the BeGambleAware website.
If you’re worried about the money you’re spending on gambling but don’t think you can stop this on your own, you can exclude yourself from all gambling websites licensed in the UK.
GAMSTOP lets you put controls in place to prevent access to gambling websites for a time of your choosing. For more information, visit the GAMSTOP website.