How much is too much?

The amount you can safely spend on gambling comes down to your circumstances and what amount you’re able to lose, without it affecting your ability to pay for other things. For some people, even a few dollars may mean they (or others) have to go without weekly essentials. Ask yourself – is your gambling just for fun?

It isn't always easy to see how harmful your gambling can be, but here are some signs to look for.

Learn the signs of harmful gambling

Regardless of how much or how little money you spend on gambling each week, it is money that could be spent on other things for you and your family.

Find out what else you could be spending your gambling money on

It is easy to start spending more money or time than you can really afford on gambling. Take this quiz to see if your gambling is becoming harmful and what can be done to stop it harming you or the people around you.

Take the quiz

Although gambling is meant to be fun, it can become really harmful. Here are real stories from real people about how their gambling hurt themselves and the people around them.

Watch the real life stories here