If you bet, know your limits
For the majority of adults, gambling can be a fun and entertaining experience, but there are risks involved. It is critical to know the risks and have a plan before you begin gambling.
Whether it’s your first bet or you’ve been gambling for years, before you wager, consider the following tips to help you keep gambling fun.
Balance gambling with
Know how much you’rewilling to lose and how long you want to play – set limits of time and money.
Know and respect your tolerance for risk.
Balance gambling withother activities.
Hope to win but expect to lose. Remember: you’re playing to have a good time – never chase your losses.
It’s important to remember that different tips work for different people.
Try things out and find what works best for you.
Be self-aware so you can make gambling a positive experience.
For additional information, visit Frequently Asked Questions here.
Remember, if gambling is no longer fun, help is available and it works.
How to Get Help
What to do if you or someone you care about shows signs of a gambling problem
Take a short quiz to evaluate gambling behavior
Call or text for help: National Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-522-4700. Free, confidential, available 24/7
Find local resources in your state
ncpgambling.org/chat is free, confidential and available 24/7
Call or text for help: National Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-GAMBLER. Free, confidential, available 24/7
1800gamblerchat.org is free, confidential and available 24/7
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