For many, gambling is an activity they indulge in for fun and entertainment. For others gambling has become an addiction and has lead to loss of substantial income, position and even family disintegration.

It is thus very important that if you choose to gamble you should learn to do it responsibly. The same applies to the new world of mobile gambling, mobile casinos, mobile bingo and mobile betting.

Here are some helpful tips.

First you need the right perception of gambling. Make entertainment the main purpose of gambling. Once you begin to lose the fun of it, quit. Remember that the odds are really against you because the house always has the advantage. You are really just paying to play. Understand the game properly and the odds involved before you play.

Set a gambling budget and stick to it. Never gamble more than what you can afford to lose. Do not gamble with other people’s money; never ever borrow money to gamble no matter how sure the odds look. Do not use money for bills and other everyday expenses to gamble.

You should set time limits before you even begin to gamble. Be aware that the longer you gamble and the more you lose the higher the risks involved. It is advised to take frequent breaks when gambling. Do not try to chase your losses, you hardly will ever succeed.

Also try to avoid alcohol when gambling or at least to keep it to the minimum as alcohol dulls one’s perception and control.

If you think you have a gambling problem you should seek professional help.