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Staying In Control

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem or you're worried one might be developing, we have a few great tips to bring it into line. Find a plan that works for you using our tips below, then share your plan with trusted whānau and friends to help you stay on track.

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Sharing and talking

Reaching out to friends or whānau you trust is a good first step if you’re worried about gambling. Kōrero about your feelings and discuss what you can do about it.

If you’re worried about your gambling, the best thing you can do is talk to someone you know and trust. Your friends and whānau may already be worried that something is troubling you and may even know it's gambling.

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How Much Are You Spending?

People who gamble often lose track of how much they’re spending. Get the breakdown on how quickly gambling spend can add up.

Often gamblers have no idea how much they’re spending; sometimes when it’s spent in smaller amounts it doesn’t feel like much, but when you add it together it’s actually a lot.

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