Not all gambling is a problem, but to stay safe please remember these golden rules of gambling:

· Don’t risk what you can’t afford to lose — never gamble with money you need for other things. Gamble within your weekly entertainment budget, not with your phone bill, grocery or rent budget

· Gambling is not an easy way of making money — in the long run the house always wins. Any gambling activity should be viewed as entertainment. Consider your losses as a cost of that entertainment

· Don’t gamble when you’re depressed or upset —Decision-making can be more difficult when you’re stressed or emotionally upset. Make sure you only gamble when you’re feeling clear headed and never gamble to escape your problems

If you are concerned about your gambling please contact Parramatta Mission Counselling Services West Gosford on 0408 679 351 or check us out at: