Plan Before You Play

Knowing how you react to different gambling situations takes mindfulness. When you understand why you’re gambling, you can make the right plan for you … before you play.

Everyone Needs a Plan.

Getting caught up in the excitement of the big game, getting together with a group of friends, celebrating a little too much … all of those things can affect how much or how long you gamble. And it’s different for all of us. Knowing how you might react in those situations is the first step in minimizing the potential for risk from gambling.


Be Mindful When:
Gambling for Fun

On a night out with friends, it’s easy to get influenced to bet more to keep up with them, especially if alcohol and/or cannabis are involved.

Be Mindful On:
Special Occasions

Birthdays, New Years, Diwali … at certain times of the year, you just feel lucky. But feeling lucky has no influence on the outcome of a bet.

Be Mindful When:
Sports Betting

The excitement of the big game, friendly competition between friends … sports gambling can get your adrenaline going, which can make you want to keep betting.

What Comes After Mindfulness? Putting Your Plan in Place.

Before you gamble, prepare yourself.

While playing in-venue or online.

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Know the Signs

There are some key signs that you might be over your limit.

Learn the Signs

Reaction Lab

Play the Reaction Lab to see how heightened emotional states can make smart decision-making more difficult.

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Resources for Help

If you have concerns about your gambling or are worried about someone close to you, free and confidential support is available.

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