Gambling problem? Here are resources that can help

Even though gambling can be fun and done responsibly for most people, there are risks involved.

If you feel like you have a problem with gambling, there is help.

Get help:

The National Council on Problem Gambling has a confidential, round-the-clock helpline to call at 800-522-4700, and it provides a national network to local resources for those seeking gambling help. Visit the National Council on Problem Gambling website, if you need more information or to get help.

Some basic facts and tips about gambling:

Responsibleplay.org is a great resource for facts and tips about gambling.

Before placing a bet, consider these tips:

  • Know the game: Make sure you understand the rules and what exactly it is you're betting on.
  • Make a plan: Know how much you're willing to bet - and lose. Set limits of time and money.
  • Know the risks: There are risks involved and no one wins every bet they make. Know losing is a high probability.
  • Be accountable: Have a friend or partner to help you be accountable.
  • Have a budget: Don't bet what you can't afford; and don't ever borrow money to gamble.
  • Balance: Consider a time limit to your betting, as well as taking a break from it, even if you are winning.

*Source: Responsibleplay.org

Questions about problem gambling?

The National Council on Problem Gambling has a thorough FAQ section on its website that can help.

-- FrontPageBets Staff

21+. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-522-4700 or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling for help.