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.

Tips to Help You Keep Gambling Fun

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.

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.

Basic Facts about Problem Gambling

  • Problem gambling is the spectrum of all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or vocational pursuits.
  • It can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career and family, or In extreme cases, even suicide.
  • Nationally between 1% and 3% of the general adult (18+) population, or over 5.1 million people, experience a gambling problem every year.
  • Gambling problems are often hidden, and many people may not be aware of them.
  • One person’s gambling addiction may also lead to negative consequences for loved ones and concerned others.
  • Gambling problems often occur alongside other problems such as alcohol disorder, and substance abuse.

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

How to Get Help

What to do if you or someone you care about shows signs of a gambling problem