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.

Think you might have a problem? Take our quiz to find out!

BigDeal is a place for young people to find information and support related to gambling, either for themselves or someone they care about.

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Gambling explained

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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This is a video an NCS The Challenge team made for the BigDeal project by GamCare. We think it illustrates what life can be like for a problem gambler really well!

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