Gambling is when people take part in a game – such as scratchcards, fruit machines or betting with friends – and stake money that they will be able to predict the outcome.
This is done with the chance of being able to win a bigger prize if you predict correctly. If you predict incorrectly, the money that you gambled will not be given back to you.
Gambling is done for all different reasons; but most people will start gambling as a way to have fun. Check out exactly what we mean by gambling, and how the games work belowMore on how gambling works
Different types of gambling use lots of different words and phrases. House edge, odds, luck – knowing what these words mean is the first step in becoming a responsible gambler.Check out our jargon buster!
We don’t promote gambling or say that gambling is bad. At BigDeal, we encourage people to educate themselves about responsible gambling so they can make their own decisions and stay safe.Check out our top tips