How to Gamble Responsibly

If you feel that gambling may be becoming a problem, here are some tips to gamble responsibly:

  1. Set yourself limits in both money and time
  2. Do not "chase" your losses
  3. Only gamble with money that you can afford to lose - if you win then it is a bonus
  4. Have realistic expectations as to the likely outcome of your gambling - don't gamble to win money to pay bills
  5. When playing poker machines - only play one machine at a time
  6. Keep a weekly inventory of your gambling, such as a bank account specifically to track your gambling
  7. Do not use your or anyone else's ATM card to access extra money to gamble
  8. Do not drink alcohol while gambling

If you have trouble following these tips or they do not help to control your gambling, check out our Problem Gambling Counselling Services page for a comprehensive listing of free gambling counselling services in every state and territory in Australia