Gambling can be addictive and it is important to play responsibly. There are different help organisations that you can contact to get more information regarding problem gambling.
One such organisation is GamTalk, who work to prevent the harmful effects of gambling and to raise awareness of the risks associated with gambling. They provide a free 24/7 online chatroom as well a forum, offering anyone affected by problem gambling an outlet to speak about the problem and discuss their experiences with others. This allows you to not only learn about how the illness affects others, but also to learn about how others are coping with it.
The website lists a number of helplines available in many areas around Canada, and encourages people seeking help to make use of these helplines if you feel that you need to speak to a professional about your problem. The website also lists the names and addresses of many treatment centres around Canada, allowing you to visit the centre if you would prefer to discuss your experiences face-to-face.
GamTalk has also compiled a list of online resources found on various websites which offer information and support about gambling and gambling addiction which you may find helpful.
LeoSafePlay is a website dedicated to providing beneficial and practical information about responsible gaming, a key part of our identity. On site, you’ll find knowledge on the identification and management of problem and underage gambling as well as tools and other resources.