What steps can I take to limit my gambling losses?

Here are ten steps you can take to make sure that you don’t overdo it next time you go gambling:

1) Set a budget before you begin and stick to it.

2) Leave the credit cards at home, operate in cash only and stay away from the ATM machines.

3) Never chase your losses and don’t up your bets when you are on a losing skid.

4) Set a time limit for your time playing at the casino and stick to it.

5) Remember that the machines do not remember your last gambling trip or slot machine where you played. Treat each machine and trip independently. No machine is due to hit and neither are you.

6) Do not play with money that is earmarked for other expenses, such as bills, groceries and gas.

7) Quite while you are ahead if you get the chance.

8) Play for entertainment only and don’t expect to win money. That’s a bonus if it happens.

9) Join the player’s club at any casino where you play. Although they will market to your more, you will have the opportunity to save money on food, rooms, show tickets, etc.

10) Gambling and drinking do not mix well. Avoid getting drunk while you play, because it will impair your judgment.

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