Responsible Gaming

Responsible gaming means making choices based on all the facts, and staying in control of how much time and money you spend.

People who game responsibly make sure they know all important facts. They decide in advance how often they will play, how much money and time they will spend, and when to stop. Sometimes, responsible gaming is making a decision not to game at all.

This section provides a guide to managing your money and time, with tips and advice on responsible gaming from other gamers.

Gaming responsibly will keep gaming enjoyable, and lower the risk of harm to you, your family or friends.

A person who games responsibly:

 games for fun, not to make money or to escape problems,
 knows that they are very unlikely to win in the long run (does not apply to poker),
 does not try to ‘chase’ or win back losses,
 games with money set aside for entertainment and never uses money intended for rent, bills and food,
 does not borrow money to game,
 does not let gaming affect their relationships with family and friends.

If you think you have a serious problem with gambling, please visit one of the following sites that offer help in this matter:

 Gamble Aware
 Gambling Therapy
 Gamblers Anonymous