Gambling can be a enjoyable pastime and we
would encourage people to use the resources on tour-tips to enhance their
enjoyment from betting on golf. However, it is important to bet responsibly,
never gamble with money that you cannot afford to lose and recognise problem
gambling within yourself or other people.
To this aim, we have provided a checklist,
courtesy of Gamble Aware, and links to organisations that can help with a
Signs of problem gambling
Is your gambling causing problems for you or
others around you? The following signs may indicate a problem:
- Spending more money and time on gambling
than you can afford.
- Finding it hard to manage or stop your
- Having arguments with family or friends
about money and gambling.
- Losing interest in usual activities or
hobbies like going out with friends or spending time with family.
- Always thinking or talking about gambling.
- Lying about your gambling or hiding it
from other people.
- Chasing losses or gambling to get out of
- Gambling until all of your money is gone.
- Borrowing money, selling possessions or
not paying bills in order to pay for gambling.
- Needing to gamble with larger amounts of
money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz.
- Neglecting work, school, family, personal
needs or household responsibilities because of gambling.
- Feeling anxious, worried, guilty,
depressed or irritable.
If you or a friend are displaying any of these
signs, please get in touch with any of the following organisations:
www.gamcare.org.uk; tel: 0808 8020 133 (UK)
National Council on Problem Gambling
www.ncpgambling.org; tel: 800.522.4700
Links for other countries