Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use
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Low-Risk Gambling

Some people decide they must stop gambling completely. Others may set time and money limits for gambling, or stay away from the gambling activities that cause the biggest problems.

If your family member decides to continue gambling, make sure he or she reduces the risks. Low-risk gambling means people:

  • Limit how much time and money they spend gambling
  • Accept their losses, and don’t try to win them back
  • Enjoy winning, but they know it happened by chance
  • Balance gambling with other fun activities
  • Don’t gamble to earn money or pay debts
  • Don’t gamble when their judgment is impaired by alcohol or other drugs
  • Never borrow money or use personal investments or family savings to gamble
  • Don’t gamble to escape from problems or feelings
  • Don’t hurt their job, health, finances, reputation or family through gambling
Self-Help for Family and Friends
Does someone you care about gamble too much? With these interactive excercises, learn why they gamble and what you can do to help.
Gambling Quiz
Answering these nine questions will help you understand if gambling is having a negative impact on your life.
Self-Help for Those who Gamble
Do you gamble? These interactive tools will help you explore, cut down or stop gambling.
Monitor Your Gambling & Urges
Use this tool to keep track of when you gamble, or feel the urge to gamble. Mobile App also available.
Introductory Video
View a short introductory video to learn more about the Self-Help Gambling Tools.