Betting and gaming should be an enjoyable and exciting experience, however for a small minority of the public it can be a problem.
Please try and establish limits for purchasing, wagering and even losses before you commence gambling.
Gambling is not advised if it interferes with your daily responsibilities.
Gambling is not advised if you are in recovery for any dependency or are under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
Gambling is not advised if your primary aim is to recoup your losses.
If you would like further advice or help with responsible gambling, then please contact the National Gambling Helpline, whose details are provided below:
UK Based Helpline: 0808 8020 133
For more information see www.gambleaware.co.uk
We support the work of Gamcare, the national association for gambling care, educational resources and training to ensure that betting remains a positive experience for all our customers.
If you feel you may have a problem with your gambling, ask yourself the following questions:
Do you stay away from work or college to gamble?
Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
When you are gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair, and feel the need to gamble again as soon as possible?
Do you gamble until your last penny is gone, even the bus fare home or the cost of a cup of tea?
Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
Have others ever criticised your gambling?
Have you lied, stolen or borrowed just to get money to gamble or pay gambling debts?
Are you reluctant to spend 'gambling money' on anything else?
Have you lost interest in your family, friends or interests?
After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?
The more you answer 'yes' to these questions, the more likely you are to have a serious gambling problem.