Problem gambling

Are you worried about your own, or someone else’s gambling?

Gambling can lead to problems:

  • you may spend more than you can afford on gambling, or chase losses to get out of financial trouble
  • you may experience anxiety, feel guilty or depressed
  • it can affect your relationships with others
  • it can impact on the time you have to do things

Gambling includes a wide range of activities:

  • arcades: those for adults and those for families
  • betting: online, at an event or in a high street bookmakers
  • bingo: online or in a bingo hall
  • casino: online or in a casino
  • lotteries: raffles, tombolas, sweepstakes, etc
  • gaming machines: fruit machines, fixed odds betting terminals, etc

Gambling can be online, in licensed premises, or between friends.