Please visit racingpost.com/safergambling to find out more
What is gambling safely?
- Do you stay away from work or college to gamble?
- Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
- Do you gamble until all your money is gone?
- Have you ever lied to cover up the amount you have gambled?
- Have others ever criticised your gambling?
- Have you lied, stolen or borrowed to get money to gamble?
- Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies?
- After losing, do you feel you must try to win back your losses?
- Do you feel depressed because of your gambling?
If you are concerned about your gambling, or are concerned that you have a gambling problem, take this quiz on the GambleAware website to understand more.
You should also pay particular attention to the following rules:
- Gamble only money you can afford to lose - money you set aside for entertainment
- Never use money you need for important things like bills or food.
- Don’t try to get money back by betting more and chasing losses.
- Set a limit on how much you are prepared to lose.
- Set a time limit on how much time you want to spend gambling.
- Never put gambling before friends or family.
- Gambling is fun and not a way of making money.
- Don’t gamble if you are angry, upset or depressed.
- Don’t drink or take drugs when gambling.
If you find yourself breaking any of these rules then please seek help and advice.
The Racing Post publishes numerous articles on Safer Gambling.
Bookmaker tools and measures to help promote safer gambling
All licensed bookmakers will offer a suite of player protection tools that you should consider enabling. You can contact your bookmaker directly to find out more about or discuss the most relevant tools for you.
Alternatively, you find out more about some of our partner bookmakers here
If you think that you are spending too much time or money on gambling, whether online or in gambling premises, then you can ask to be self-excluded.