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 Gambling Addiction


Gambling involves risking something of value (usually money) on an activity or event in which the outcome is uncertain.

Generally, the primary intent of gambling is to win additional money and/or items. Some examples of gambling include jackpot, lottery, horse betting and soccer betting.

Gambling Your Life Away

Are you so preoccupied with gambling to the point that it is all you can think about and all that you want to do? Compulsive gamblers experience difficulties in controlling their urges to gamble even when they know that their gambling is hurting themselves and their loved ones. With the right help, you can overcome your gambling addiction and regain control of your life.

Signs of Gambling Addiction

  • Lying to family and friends about the extent of gambling and related problems.

  • Stealing or committing other illegals acts to gamble.
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StopGambling Mobile App 

is a free mobile app launched by National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) to help you and your loved ones better manage your gambling habits.

  • Live GPS notifications prompt you to seek help from your loved ones if you are in an "at-risk" locations​
  • Helpline button to call National Problem Gambling Helpline for advice​
  • Identify problem gambling symptoms
  • Online Self-help Gambling Workbook to assess the extent of your gambling issue
  • Specialised programmes by NAMS to help you overcome your gambling issues

Search " StopGambling" in your app store

Step-by-step Guide

Self-Assessment Tools

Are you spending too much time on gambling? Find out the answer by taking the following tests :

 Related Resources


Don’t Gamble Your Life Away!

This book, the first written locally on pathological gambling, addresses the concerns of gamblers and their families, with comprehensive sections on : - Understanding pathological gambling - Treatment methods - Impact on the family - Community resources and helplines.

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Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction often breaks up the family because of the relationship and financial problems arising from it. Help is available at NAMS to help you break your gambling addiction.

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For information : 6389 2000
To make an appointment : 6389 2200
All Addictions Helpline : 6-RECOVER (6-7326837)
National Problem Gambling Helpline: 1800-6-668-668

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