Gambling can be fun. But, as with many other leisure activities, you can get into trouble gambling. Here are 8 tips to help you manage the risks and mitigate potential harms. You can print out this list and put it on the fridge or somewhere you can easily see everyday.


  1. Play for fun (not to make money)

  2. Know when to quit (never chase losses)

  3. Set limits on time and money (keep a record of both)

  4. Keep the balance (gambling is only one fun activity)

  5. Go slow on the alcohol (making good decisions is hard enough when sober) 

  6. Take frequent breaks (check in on yourself) 

  7. Never gamble when feeling down (take a walk, call a friend)

  8. Get out (remove yourself from the situation when things go bad)