Responsible betting urged this football season

Published 09/03 2014 09:07PM

Updated 09/03 2014 09:17PM

Green Bay, WI (WFRV) ----With the regular football season upon us, many fans look forward to cheering on their favorite teams. But sometimes, that interest includes wagering, some legal, but much of it illegal.

As the action on the field heats up, so will the betting action, and that's a concern for the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.

WCPG Executive Director Rose Gruber stopped by Local Five News to talk about how to recognize when friendly wagering, turns to addictive and troubling behavior. 

Gruber shares some rules to follow for responsible gambling:

If you decide to gamble, do so for entertainment purposes

Look at the money that you lose as the cost of your entertainment.

Always set a dollar limit and remember to stick to it.

Expect to lose more than you win.

Promise yourself that you won't gamble on credit.

Be sure you have some balance in your life -- don't make gambling your one and only activity.

Avoid chasing lost money.

Don't look to gambling as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain.

Become familiar with the signs of problem gambling.

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