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Please Gamble Responsibly

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:15 am
by Administrator
Do you find yourself gambling to relieve stress or escape problems? Are you neglecting regular activities so that you can gamble? Are you borrowing money or using savings to gamble with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a gambling problem. The FCCG promotes and encourages responsible gambling by offering suggestions and tips to ensure that gambling is a safe and fun activity where no negative impacts are experienced. Knowing the odds of winning is an important piece in gambling responsibly. Whether it be Blackjack, roulette, slot machines, lottery tickets or any other type of gambling, patrons need to be aware of the odds. If you are unsure of the odds, ask a casino employee or store employee to educate you on this. This information will allow you to make a wise decision before placing a bet. Another tip is to make sure you set aside an amount of money you can afford to spend. This way your normal everyday financial obligations will not be affected. Setting a time limit is also important. Once you have reached that limit no matter if you are ahead or down, leave the gambling area and resume your normal daily activities. Using responsible gambling measures helps to ensure that gambling remains a social activity with no negative impacts.

The FCCG is here to help! If you or someone you know has a problem, call the 24-hour, bilingual, confidential 1-888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine for resources that can help.