|Signs of a problem|
Gambling doesn't start as a problem. For most people it starts out as a bit of fun but that can change and grow without people realising.
Why do I gamble?
Ready to change?
As with all people dealing with a bad habit, gamblers will be at various stages of accepting that there is a problem. Being ready to make the necessary changes requires different skills and strategies at different stages.
Impact on others
A person's gambling behaviour can have serious social, physical and financial impacts on those who are close to them.
A relationship with someone who has a gambling problem can be very stressful and whether it's your partner, child, parent or friend, the behaviour and consequences of excessive gambling can have a significant impact.
View the family and friends pages for information on what to do if you think someone you care about has a problem with gambling.
This includes advice about how to look after yourself.
For more information, please contact:
Beat The Odds
96-98 Neville Street
Cardiff / Caerdydd
Telephone: 02920 407 407