How to Play for Fun


Keep gambling fun and safe by only playing with the money you can afford to lose.

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Tips to Make Sure Gambling Is Always Fun

If you gamble, the result is never certain and losing is always a possibility. So look at gambling as entertainment, like catching a concert or a movie, not a way to make money.

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Get to know the games.

If you know more about the games and the odds, you can make better decisions before and while you play.

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Set a budget and stick to it.

Keeping it fun means playing within your means. When you set and stick to a budget, you’ll only spend money you can afford to lose.

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Don’t chase losses.

Can you win back losses by playing more? Not likely. Chances are the more you play, the more money you’ll lose. “Chasing losses” pretty much always leads to bigger losses.

Cash Is King – Only take cash with you to the casino. Without your cards, you won’t be tempted to spend more than you budgeted for.

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Do more than just gamble. 

Find other kinds of entertainment you enjoy. This will make sure that gambling doesn’t become the biggest part of your life.

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Brake for breaks.

Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to walk away from the game you’re playing. Taking a break can help you make smarter decisions, so gambling stays what it should be – a fun activity.

Use Your Phone – Set the timer on your smartphone or have a friend call you at a certain time. Take a break a stretch your legs, get a coffee or head home.

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Set a time limit. 

When you set a time limit—and stick with it—you are more likely to stay within your set budget and you won’t miss out on the other things you need to do.


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