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If you or someone you care about is struggling with a gambling problem, there are people who can help. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Guernsey In-Dependence

The Annexe
St Julian’s House
Vauxlauren’s
St Peter
Port Guernsey, GY11GP

Jersey Gambling Therapy

Jersey Gambling Commission
2nd Floor Salisbury House,
1 – 9 Union Street,
St. Helier
Jersey, JE2 3RF

Jersey Gamblers Anonymous

St Paul’s Gate
New St,
St Helier,
Jersey
JE1 4TR, Jersey

Five Signs Of Problem Gambling

Losing more money than you can afford

This is rather obvious: any gambling comes with the risk of losing – we all know that. But it’s the chances of winning that keep us in the game, sometimes even when we know we have already lost a lot of money and shouldn’t keep spending more. Taking loans, using credit cards or selling your belongings to fund your gambling is a sign of starting to lose control of your finances.

Increased tolerance

In short – you need to place a higher stake and gamble for a longer period of time to get the same buzz compared to before. Being preoccupied with gambling most of the time with increased expenditure is a sign that you are developing psychological tolerance to gambling.

Stress and anxiety linked to gambling

Do you get anxious if you can’t check the results of your bet or if you can’t play another game when you’d like? Do you find yourself becoming fidgety or irritable if you can’t gamble? Are you stressing about the money you just lost or worrying about a loan you need to be able to soon pay back? Problem gambling almost always significantly increases your stress levels and leads to a cycle where you feel like you need to gamble to get temporary stress relief.

Stress and anxiety linked to gambling

Do you get anxious if you can’t check the results of your bet or if you can’t play another game when you’d like? Do you find yourself becoming fidgety or irritable if you can’t gamble? Are you stressing about the money you just lost or worrying about a loan you need to be able to soon pay back? Problem gambling almost always significantly increases your stress levels and leads to a cycle where you feel like you need to gamble to get temporary stress relief

Stress and anxiety linked to gambling

Do you get anxious if you can’t check the results of your bet or if you can’t play another game when you’d like? Do you find yourself becoming fidgety or irritable if you can’t gamble? Are you stressing about the money you just lost or worrying about a loan you need to be able to soon pay back? Problem gambling almost always significantly increases your stress levels and leads to a cycle where you feel like you need to gamble to get temporary stress relief