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Gambling can be fun as long as you are of legal age and gamble responsibly. Many college students assume gambling is a risk-free activity, but research has shown that, for a small percentage of college students, gambling for fun can turn into a serious problem.

 

  • Set a money/time limit and stick to it.
  • Make it a rule not to gamble on credit or borrowed money.
  • Losses = cost of recreation. 
  • Expect to lose and treat any winnings as a bonus
  • Avoid trying to win back lost money.
  • It shouldn’t interfere with /substitute for friends, family, work, or school.
  • Don’t gamble as a way to cope with stress, loneliness, or depression.
  • Become educated about the warning signs of problem gambling.