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Understanding Gambling

If you want to make sure gambling doesn't become a problem for you, the key is to gamble responsibly.

People who have problems with gambling fall into two broad groups:

those who say they gamble because it's exciting or challenging, and
those who zone out while gambling, not thinking or feeling, their worries and cares disappear and their problems are forgotten

Why you gamble
Do any of the reasons on the list below apply to you?

  • to win money
  • for entertainment
  • to be sociable
  • to make a big win
  • to forget troubles
  • to escape from problems
  • for something to do
  • for excitement
  • to avoid talking to people

Can you write your own list?

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