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By epickersgill 05 Jul 2022

Traditionally, gambling is an activity where someone risks money or belongings; there is an element of randomness or chance involved and the purpose is to win.

Gambling can be done in person or online and can take place on an app, in casinos, on a games machine, via the lottery, and many other ways. It can be fun and the adrenaline rush from a win can be incredible. However, gambling is designed to pull you in, to make you want to do it more, as the risk and reward from it is addictive. 

If gambling becomes something that is a problem for you - when the urge becomes something that you cannot control, when it is impacting on your daily life - it can cause massive strain on you both emotionally and financially.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, visit:

Remember, you can always arrange to speak to your Residence Life Mentor or attend the Residence Life Mentor Drop-in.

You can also arrange to speak to a Student Support and Wellbeing Officer at Residence Life via email at

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