A person gambles when they take part in an activity that risks something of value – usually money — for the chance that they may win something. The best way to avoid the risks of gaming and gambling is to not play at all. But if you’re going to play, there are ways you can play safe, like creating a spending plan.
People can experience issues with gambling just like they can with substance use.
Access resources and learn more about warning signs, action steps, and how to get someone help.
Gambling is Common on Campus
Even though you may see it and think about playing, know that there is always risk in gaming and gambling.
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Gambling is Linked to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Alcohol use disorder
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We believe that gambling can be an enjoyable form of entertainment but it’s important to always play responsibly. To help ensure that your gaming experience is a positive one, please take a moment to watch our video on responsible gambling. It provides helpful tips and resources for managing your gaming habits.