Most people who gamble do so safely most of the time. But gambling can be harmful for some.
Excessive play due to inexperience or binge gambling, periods of loss of control and more serious gambling addiction.
The harm suffered is not restricted to the gambler, but also felt by families, friends, communities and employers.
Problem gambling will be explored in more detail later.
There are organisations which help with Problem Gambling
A full list of organisations can be found here