If you choose to gamble, it is important to do so in a healthy manner and in moderation. Here are some tips to make sure that any gambling remains a recreational activity, and does not lead to problems.

  • Always gamble with others and not alone.
  • Set limits on how long and how often you gamble.
  • Treat the money you gamble with as a cost of entertainment.
  • Only gamble what you can afford to lose.
  • Leave the credit and debit cards at home.
  • Balance gambling with other activities.
  • Expect to lose: the odds are against you.
  • Avoid chasing losses; know when to walk away.
  • Become educated about the signs of addiction.