Is gambling a big deal?

Usually, the answer is no. For some people, it’s fun and thrilling to play occasionally. For others, it might become a problem and be difficult to know when and how to stop.

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Odds, chance, house edge – all the different terms used in gambling can seem like a mystery at times! Take a look at our jargon buster to better understand key gambling terms.

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Problem gambling

For some people, gambling becomes a problem. If you think your finances, social relationships or mental health are being impacted by gambling, take a look at our support and advice pages.

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Hi I get paid my wages weekly and often end up skint due to chasing the money in the online casino was wondering if there’s any groups based in Middlesbrough or surrounding areas to help me with this problem
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