For many people betting on the horses is exciting and entertaining. They make thoughtful decisions about spending time and money. Here’s how to wager responsibly:
Responsible betting is probably what most people do on a daily basis. However, for some people, wagering or gambling becomes a serious problem, which they are unable to control. This lack of control leads to a state of compulsive or pathological gambling. Pathological gamblers cannot resist the temptation to gamble; they cannot stop regardless of their jobs, families or anything else.
How can you tell if you or someone you know has a gambling problem? Gambling becomes a problem when a person:
Help is available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537)
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