Our top tips
Mention it to the people closest to you, particularly anyone you gamble with, so that they know to respect your decision. Better still – ask them to give up too! It’s only for one month. Doing this together will be easier than doing it alone.
Telling people means you can be accountable for your decision, and accountability is a great motivator!
Now tell people about what you’ve agreed to do and why you are doing it.
Keep it fun
Let’s face it, gambling is fun. That’s why people do it. We don’t want to be a bunch of killjoys and we wouldn’t want you to be one either. Can you have fun without gambling? Of course you can.
What do you need to do to have fun?
- Exercise – go to the gym or play a team sport?
- Arrange to go out for drinks with friends?
- Go to the cinema?
- Make or fix something with your hands?
- Book a spa day?
- Volunteer for something you’ve always wanted to try?
- Try a new hobby or club?
How will you have fun over the next 31 days?
What commitments will you build into your calendar now?
Now Bet You Can
We invite you to make a symbolic "bet you can" - not a real wager but a donation to our not-for-profit social enterprise - which is independent of government and the gambling companies.
About 1 in 100 people in the UK are addicted to gambling. It affects all social classes, ages, genders, and backgrounds. One or two of the people you know probably have this hidden addiction.
We help people who are addicted to gambling, and we'd be grateful for any amount, even just £1.
This will also help you stop gambling for January, because you are putting a value to your decision - and money behind your commitment to do this.