Think about the last time you gambled. Did you set a limit beforehand?
While gambling can be a fun source of entertainment, it’s also easy to get carried away. Research shows that people who don’t set limits before they gamble have a higher risk of experiencing gambling harm.

So whether you’re playing VLTs, table games or bingo, make a plan ahead of time, and stick to it.

There’s more than one way to set a limit before you gamble. Here are some ideas to help keep you on track.

SPENDING LIMITS:

  • Set a limit on the amount of money you are willing to lose. Stop gambling once you’ve spent that amount.

FUND ACCESS LIMITS:

  • Only take the money that you are willing to lose with you when you gamble. Don’t take your bank cards or credit cards, and leave any extra cash at home.
  • When you run out of money, don’t borrow from family, friends or others to keep gambling.

FREQUENCY LIMITS:

  • Set a limit on how often you gamble. Balance gambling with other leisure activities. Gambling shouldn’t be the only activity you do in your spare time.

DURATION LIMITS:

  • Set a limit on how much time you can afford to spend gambling. Whether you’re winning or losing, stop gambling once you’ve reached your time limit.

 

Looking for more information? Check out GetGamblingFacts.ca

If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling,
help is available through the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba’s 24-Hour Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-463-1554.

 

 

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