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Here’s the truth: not everyone can gamble in a safe, responsible way. For some, gambling can become a problem. Whether you have a gambling problem or know someone who needs help, resources are available.

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Player Assessment Tool

Determine if your gambling habits put you at risk.

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Voluntary Self-Exclusion

If gambling no longer feels like a game, it may be time to step away.

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GameSense Tips

The more you know, the better equipped you are to keep it fun.

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GameSense Tips

Play for fun, not to make money.

Know how the game works and what the odds are before playing.

Set a budget and stick to it.

Don't chase losses. Accept them as the cost of entertainment.

Balance gambling with other types of leisure activities.

Take frequent breaks.

Set a time limit before you play.

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BCLC

Publications Library

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    Gambling with GameSense

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    How the Games Work - Blackjack

    Also known as 21, Blackjack is a popular casino card game in which players compare thei...

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    How the Games Work - Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em Poker

    In Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, players do not compete against each other. Instead, they ar...

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    Want to make Sense of it all?

    The more you know, the better equipped you are to keep it fun.
     

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    How the Games Work - Four Card Poker

    In Four Card Poker, you receive five cards to make your best four-card hand. There are ...

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    How the Games Work - Texas Hold ’em, Omaha & Seven Card Stud

    Learn the differences of the variant games of Poker, including Texas Hold ’em, Omaha an...