Play it Safe
Gambling has become a very socially accepted activity in our community. Most people who gamble are recreational, low risk gamblers who can enjoy gambling as a form of entertainment. They understand there is rarely a financial gain but can enjoy the thrill of taking a chance.
Low-risk gamblers establish acceptable amounts of money they can afford to lose, set a time limit to gamble, and stick to their plan. Low-risk gamblers do not continue to gamble or return the next day to try to win back their losses. If a person is “chasing” a loss or spending more time and money than intended to gamble, a good strategy may be to take a break and look at their gambling behaviors.
Remember, gambling is a personal choice. Most people don’t think about gambling ever becoming a problem or potential problem in their life. So play it safe. If you choose to gamble, make low-risk choices and balance the amount of gambling with other social activities and hobbies.
If you or someone you know would like to discuss gambling choices, email Marilyn@zepfcenter.org or call 419-841-7701 ext. 6058.