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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Gambling is bad

So hello, so firstly dont blame for my english skills i can't speak very good. Everything started when i was 15 years old when i was working with my friend dad, he was gambling all the time even in when we where in the job, one day i telled please teach me how to gamble,…
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