Decide in advance if you are going to play any winnings along the way or keep them separate to take them home. To help you stick to your set limit, leave your debit and credit cards at home.
Gambling to escape other life problems doesn’t work. Often the effects are that the problems may increase and/or new ones can be created.
Leaving a machine, a table or your computer is important because that time away allows you to check your limits to make sure you aren’t over in time or money. You can also check in with yourself to make sure you are feeling okay and still enjoying what you are doing. If you find you are feeling anxious, frustrated or depressed you may want to just call it a day and go and do something else.
Check out other information available on this website or call the BC Problem Gambling Help Line at 1.888.795.6111 (24hrs) to be connected to free support services.
For program resources such as brochures, booklets for parents and online links, check out Resources & Links.
For more RG tips and strategies, and more information about how games work, check out GameSense.ca.