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“To stake or risk money, or anything of value, on the outcome of something involving chance”
Many of us put a bet on a game, a horse race, play the lottery or bingo and can take it or leave it without any problems.
However, it’s important to be able to spot the signs of when gambling is beginning to take control, whether spending more than someone can afford, being secretive, getting into debt or feeling unable to get through a week or even a day without gambling.
Someone should only gamble if they can afford to lose the money they are spending.
Expect to lose and treat any winnings as a bonus. Treat gambling just like going to a concert or going out to eat: don’t expect to get your money back at the end.
Set a time limit in advance. It’s easy to lose track of time when gambling. Odds are that the more time spent gambling, the more money will be lost.
Set a budget before playing – set a limit and stick to it. When it’s gone – it’s over! If there’s a win, great, but don’t be disappointed if the good luck doesn’t continue.
Never borrow money to gamble or lend someone money to play, there’s no guarantee they’ll pay it back, especially if they lose.