Gauteng Gambling Board
What is problem gambling?
Problem gambling is gambling that is done excessively and negatively affects other areas of a person’s life, such as physical or mental health, school or work performance, finances, and/or interpersonal relationships.
Signs of problem gambling?
Everyone’s experience is different, but here are some general signs of a potential gambling problem. The more signs you recognize, the greater the chance of a problem.
Myths and Facts of gambling
Some slot machines are hot and due for a big jackpot.
The fact is that slot machines have Random Number Generators (RNGs) inside them which ensure that each spin produces a random result. A machine is just as likely to have back-to-back winning combinations and big payouts as it is to have back-to-back losing combinations and losses.
Excessive gamblers are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem, develop stress disorders. Gambling can also be a means for some to develop substance misuse problems and to suffer from depression. Call 0800 006 008 if you know someone who has an excessive gambling addiction
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