The odds of winning at gaming, betting or other forms of gambling are low. Responsible gambling means understanding the odds, and knowing how much time or money to spend and when to stop. If you gamble you should expect to lose. Gambling should be budgeted as an expense, just like going out for dinner, and not considered a way to make money. Gambling becomes a problem when it causes financial, emotional and mental stress to you and your family. Support and counselling are available.