Commit to Yourself
Players have many choices apparently available to them when gambling. They can determine when, how long, how much, where, and on what to gamble. They can also make decisions about their playing styles — such as the level of risk they wish to take, and choices about lines or credits played, first places or trifectas, and so on.
Set a limit: You can decide how much money you can afford to lose before you play. When you have lost that amount of money, quit. If you win – enjoy, but remember it won’t happen most of the time. You can decide how much time you can afford to spend gambling, and when you reach that time limit, stop gambling. When you gamble with real money, you need to set objectives and limits. Let’s talk budget. How much money can you afford to loose during a specific period? Establish a weekly or monthly gambling budget. For example, you could decide you’ll deposit $100 dollars in your account this month. In doing so, you must accept the possibility of never seeing that money again.