Gambling Addiction

We take the issue of Gambling Addiction very seriously and so should you. If you are new to gambling online then we encourage you to take a few minutes to read this section. It could save you from problems later on.

Beginners Guide

Other sections in this Beginners Casino Guide include:


 A Warning About Gambling Addiction


Budgeting


Rule 1


Always be aware that gambling can seriously damage your finances and lead to addiction.

Rule 2

Only gamble with what you can afford to lose.

Rule 3

Set a monthly budget to spend on gaming and no matter what the reason do not go over it.

Rule 4

Look at your monthly income and outgoings then decide what percentage of your spare income you want to earmark for gaming. We suggest you start somewhere between 10 - 12% of your spare income.

Rule 5

To find out more read our addiction section below for further information on gambling addiction and where to find help in your area.

Addiction


Fact - There are thousands of helpless gambling addicts the world over.

Fact - There are millions of gamblers the world over who are not addicted.

The Secret?

Gamble responsibly and always walk away when you have reached your limit.

 Gambling Addition Help Contacts


If you think you may have a gambling problem there are two organisations that you can speak to. Contact any of the organisations below and they can help.

Gamblers Anonymous


Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous, formed in 1957 with offices all over the world has been the leading light in providing the strong moral support and recovery help required by gamblers and their families.

To find out more information visit the Gamblers Anonymous web site listed below or simply call one of the support lines listed

www.gamblersanonymous.org

US Number

International Service Office (LA):(213) 386-8789

UK Numbers

Main Telephone: 020 7384 3040

Southern Region: 020 7384 3040

Midlands Region: 0121 233 1335

North East Region: 01142 620 026

North West Region: 0161 976 5000

Scotland: 0141 630 1033

Ireland Derry: 01504 351 329

Dublin: 01 8721133

GamCare


GamCare

Another much newer organisation is GamCare. Formed in 1997 GamCare is a registered UK charity with its head office in London. Their web site has a great deal of informative content and offers a range of support services such as counselling and focus groups.

To find out more information visit the Gamcare web site below.

www.gamcare.org.uk

UK Number

General Help line: 0845 6000 13



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