You can find out about problem gambling if it is affecting you or someone you know. If you’d like to check your knowledge and look at myths and facts linked to gambling or take some quizzes go to the Big Deal. Has gambling become a problem for you? Often, when people think about problem gambling, they think about the loss of money and debt, but problem gambling can negatively affect many aspects of your life:
Your relationships with friends and family
The amount of time you have available to do other things
If you recognise that gambling is affecting any of these areas of your life, you are not alone and GamCare can provide help, they run the National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133 and an online service and provides face-to-face counselling. They provide useful information and advice related to limiting your access to gambling and helping sort your money out. If you’re not sure you’re ready to talk to someone they have a self-assessment tool on their website and information about problem gambling. You may be interested in finding out about Gamblers Anonymous.