Lottery Parakeet urges all website visitors to play responsibly. Keep lottery games entertaining and safe. Playing beyond your time and financial limits negatively impact yourself and those around you.
Here are some key pointers to remember:
- Gambling isn’t a way to make money.
- Play for fun – when the fun stops, so should you.
- Balance gambling with other activities.
- Set a limit and stick to it, do not borrow money to play, and never play to win back losses.
- Treat money spent on the lottery as an entertainment cost, like going to the movies.
Problem gambling Q&A
- What is problem gambling?
Problem gambling includes all gambling behavior that damages personal, family, or vocational pursuits. In extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career, and family.
- Can you be a problem gambler even if you don’t gamble every day?
The frequency of gambling does not determine if there is a problem.
- Then how much money do you have to lose before gambling becomes a problem?
The amount of money won or lost does not determine if there is a problem either. Gambling becomes a problem when it causes a negative impact on any area of the individual’s life.
- Do lotteries and other types of gambling cause problem gambling?
The cause of a gambling problem is the individual’s inability to control his or her gambling. A lottery may provide the opportunity for a person to gamble, but it does not create the problem.
Problem gambling is a preventable and treatable disorder. If gambling is causing a problem for you or someone you know, help is available.
Call or text the 24-hour confidential National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700, or visit www.ncpgambling.org.
Or contact Gamblers Anonymous at www.gamblersanonymous.org.
Gambling Addiction Help Worldwide
|Germany||0800 1 37 27 00||www.spielen-mit-verantwortung.de|
|Spain||900 200 225||Fejar.org|
|France||+33 02 40 84 76 20||www.ifac-addictions.fr|
|Italy||800 55 88 22||www.iss.it|
|Norway||800 800 40||Hjelpelinjen.no|
|The Netherlands||0900 217 77 21||www.agog.nl|
|Austria||1 544 13 57||www.spielsuchthilfe.at|
|Portugal||213 950 911||www.jogoresponsavel.pt|
|Sweden||020 819 100||www.stodlinjen.se|
|Switzerland||021 321 29 11||www.suchtschweiz.ch|
|Brazil||11 3229 1023||www.jogadoresanonimos.org.br|
|Chile||9 222 3860||www.psicologosludopatiachile.cl|
|Singapore||800 666 866||www.ncpg.org.sg|
|Hong Kong||852 1834 633||www.gamblercaritas.org.hk|
|South Africa||+27 11 026 7323||responsiblegambling.org.za|
|Australia||1800 858 858||www.gamblinghelponline.org.au|
|New Zealand||0800 654 655||www.gamblinghelpline.co.nz|
|Canada||1 800 522 4700||www.ncpgambling.org|
|United States||1 800 522 4700|
Gambling Addiction Resources
- GamCare – The United Kingdom’s Gambling Addiction Support
- Gamblers Anonymous UK – a support group that uses a similar approach in addiction recovery to Alcoholics Anonymous.
- Responsible Gambling Council – a Canadian organization in gambling problem prevention.
- HelpGuide – a useful article on gambling addiction.
- National Council on Problem Gambling – it covers all states in the US, Canada, and the US Virgin Islands.
- Gambling Psychology – a useful article on the psychology of gambling.
- BeGambleAware – an independent charity organization.
- UK Gambling Commission – one of the most reputable licensing bodies in the industry.
- Smart Recovery – SMART stands short for self-management and recovery training.