|Bettor Choice Treatment Programs
CT Council on Problem Gambling
CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Women Helping Women
Women and Gambling
National Council on Problem Gambling
North American State
and Provincial Lotteries
The decision to gamble is a personal choice.
If you gamble, playing responsibly should be important to you and the
people you care about. Responsible gambling means keeping the game in
perspective, limiting your involvement so that it doesn't negatively
affect your job, mood, finances, relationships or self-esteem.
Are you concerned about your gambling, or the gambling of someone you
care about? Four questions to aid in identifying gambling problems:
1. Have you ever failed to pay bills or repay debts because of gambling?
2. Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a
3. Have you ever been untruthful about the extent of your gambling or
hidden it from others?
4. Have you ever tried to stop or cut back on how much or how often you
Answering "YES" to one or more of these questions is cause for concern.
Informational booklets are available at gaming establishments, lottery retailers, offices maintained by the Dept. of
Mental Health and Addiction Services and the CT Council on Problem Gambling.
Reminders to Play Responsibly:
1. Set a limit
2. Once you reach your limit, stop playing.
3. Understand that winning and losing are both a part of gambling. If you expect to
win, you should also be prepared to lose.
4. Gambling is a recreational activity. It should not be used as an alternative to
work or other activities.
5. Money needed for daily living expenses is just that. It should not be used for
6. Understand that all forms of gambling have the potential to be habit forming.
Lottery is Not Child's Play.
1. Don't involve your
underage children in your Lottery and other gaming activities.
2. Set a Responsible Play example for your children.
3. Lottery tickets are not suitable as gifts for minors.
4. Must be 18 years old or older to play.
I kept losing. I couldn't
stop. It cost me my scholarship to school. And then, I had to tell my parents.
It wasn't about the money
I lost. I always thought I could get more. I never thought he'd leave, and take the
kids. That's what
I don't have to understand why
he gambles so much. What I do
need is to find help for myself
and my family.
NEWS & EVENTS
2012 CCPG Conference
October 25, 2012