Tips for Responsible Gambling

| February 5, 2013

Gamble for fun.

Think of the money you lose as the cost of entertainment.

Set a dollar limit and stick to it.

Set a time limit and stick to it.

Accept losing as part of the game.

Don’t borrow money to gamble.

Don’t let gambling interfere with family, friends, or work.

Don’t “chase” (gamble to win back losses).

Don’t use gambling as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain.

Know the warning signs of problem gambling.

If your gambling is no longer an enjoyable activity, ask yourself: “Why am I still playing?” and call the 24-hour Problem Gambling Help Line, 1.877.MY.LIMIT.

Tips provided by Oregon DHS.

Category: College Gambling

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