Whilst for many people Christmas is one time of the year they look forward to, spending time with family members, friends and loved ones, and simply taking a break from their busy lifestyles too.
However, for some people, Christmas Day could be on which they are alone, or if they are experiencing any type of gambling problem, they will be itching to play their favourite casino games, bingo or poker games or will be out and about placing all manner of sports bets instead.
If you do feel that your Christmas is likely to be ruined by your gambling activities, then please do seek help and support regarding different ways that you can cut back or even give up gambling altogether, as there are organisations that you can turn to 24 hours a day, even over the Christmas and New Year breaks that are open and always willing to help.
You may want to stop gambling altogether but may be worried that you will not be able to resist the lure of gambling online or on your mobile device at any gambling sites or gambling apps you are a member of.
If that is the case keep in mind that you are going to be able to self exclude yourself from any gambling sites instantly, and by doing so you will be self-banning yourself from those sites and apps, and will therefore never be able to gamble at or on them again.
Support groups such as GamCare and Gamblers Anonymous can offer over the phone help and support, face to face meetings and group sessions, and both organisations do have very informative and helpful websites too.
So, please do take a step back this Christmas, and if you want to curtail or simply cutback on your gambling activities then set about doing so before Christmas Day.
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