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BEGAMBLEAWARE’S TOP 10 TIPS FOR SAFER GAMBLING:
Think of gambling as an entertainment expense – just like buying a movie ticket. You should never gamble as method to making money.
Gamble within your weekly entertainment budget, not with your phone bill or rent budget.
Decide how much you can afford to lose before you go to play. When it’s gone – it’s over! If you win, you’ve been lucky, but don’t be disappointed if your luck doesn’t continue.
It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re gambling. Set a time limit or alarm, and when time’s up – quit!
If you lose your set money limit and then try to win some of it back before you leave, then you haven’t really set a money limit. Chasing your losses will usually just lead to bigger and bigger losses.
Decision-making can be more difficult when you’re stressed or emotionally upset. Make sure you only gamble when you’re feeling happy and clear headed.
When gambling becomes your only form of entertainment, it’s unlikely that you’re still just gambling for the fun of it, and your gambling may even be a problem. Make sure gambling isn’t your only pastime.
This is a good way to safeguard your money limit and not let being “in the moment” warp your judgment.
Gambling continuously can cause you to lose track of time and perspective. Step out for some air or a bite to eat at regular intervals.
Drugs and alcohol cloud judgment, and good judgment stands as your main line of defence against letting gambling get out of control.
Gaming at Admiral is intended to be a fun and enjoyable experience; however we recognise that sometimes it can be problematic.
If gambling is affecting you or someone close to you, rest assured, we will endeavor to get the help you need. We work closely with BeGambleAware, an independent charity who provide help, guidance and confidential support to both those directly and indirectly affected by gambling.
They provide help with budgeting, self excluding and support for recognising the signs of problem gambling.