Do you often fancy your chances in the weekly lottery? Are you known to make an impulse scratch card purchase at the newsagents when you get a feeling that luck is on your side? Or maybe a a regular trip to the bingo with the girls is more your thing. Perhaps you can’t resist playing mobile casino on your smartphone on the way to work?
Whatever you’re into, you probably aren’t alone. The Gambling Commission estimates that there are between 236,000 and 378,000 problem gamblers in Britain, but Gamblers Anonymous thinks it is nearer 600,000 and women make a significant percentage of those figures.
If you’re left feeling ashamed, here are some tips to make sure you gamble sensibly: