Gambling has become more accessible than ever and some students develop problems with gambling during their time at university. Support is available for anyone struggling with compulsive gambling.
There are several ways for you to keep yourself safe when gambling:
- Set a limit on your spending and ALWAYS stick to this limit
- Don't use gambling as a way of making money and only gamble with money you can afford to use
- Monitor how often you're gambling and how much time you spend gambling
- If you're gambling online make sure the website/s you use are fully licensed
If you think that you or a friend have developed an unhealthy relationship with gambling and would like to seek advice or help for this, please see the links below:
GamCare offers free information, support and counselling for problem gamblers in the UK.
Gamblers Anonymous UK runs local support groups that use the same 12-step approach to recovery from addiction as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Gamban is a software that blocks gambling websites for anyone wanting to stop online betting and is completely free for students.
If you need any further help and advice, or wish to talk to someone in confidence, contact the Help & Advice service