BETTING NIGERIA 5 ways to stop or reduce a betting addiction 5 months ago Samuel Post Views: 423 Many Nigerian men love to gamble or bet – it’s so popular these days. Betting involves staking money on an outcome or prediction. According to The Nation, 60 million Nigerians like to bet. Those who bet are males between the ages of 18-40-years-old and 53% of bet daily. How do you know you have a betting problem? You spend ridiculous amounts of money on bets – you even borrow money. You feel uncomfortable and restless when you haven’t gambled. You gamble when you are sad to relieve stress. You tried to stop betting but you can’t. Betting can lead to a loss of money, mood swings, feelings of guilt and regret, and borrowing to fund a gambling addiction. If you find yourself stuck in a betting circle and you want to break out of it. Here are some things you can do; 1. Keep track of how much money you are spending and losing If you keep track of the money you spent gambling, you might see the reason why you need to quit gambling for good. 2. Give yourself a betting limit Instead of going cold turkey, set a limit for a month, like a betting budget. If you bet for fun or recreation, then set a negligible amount. 3. Whenever you feel like betting, save your money or invest in low-risk ventures Put the money you want to use to gamble somewhere you can’t retrieve easily. Some people say that gambling is a form of investment like crypto and forex trading so try low-risk investments like bonds and mutual funds instead. 4. Delay gratification When you feel the urge to gamble, postpone the feeling for 15 minutes, then another 15 minutes until you have forgotten about it and the feeling goes away. 5. Avoid situations, places and people that make you bet If it means hanging out less with friends who love to bet or not going to viewing centres then you should try that out. Finally, to stop a bad habit, you have to replace it with another; For example, you can exercise instead of betting away your fortunes. Source: pulse.ng About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: addiction, betting, Nigeria Continue Reading Previous Google will Charge Nigerian’s 7.5% VAT from April 2022Next Why every iGaming enthusiast in Africa should try online casino games More Stories BETTING GHANA GFA unveils new logo for betPawa Premier League 15 hours ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA Key provisions in Nigeria’s new anti-money laundering law 16 hours ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS Elon Musk Eyes Manchester United Purchase 2 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING GHANA betPawa sets up Responsible Gaming Call Center for Gaming Commission 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA Court confirms federal body as sole Nigerian gaming regulator 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING ZAMBIA Fully Zambian-owned Betting company “Betta1” officially launched 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Waxibet Out To Change Sports Betting Narratives In Nigeria 4 days ago Samuel CASINO NIGERIA Two incredibly exciting live game in the live casino sector 5 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Taxman clears 105 betting companies to get permits 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Mobile Betting in Uganda – Why Is It So Popular? 5 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Gambling operators ignore orders to close during the election 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING GHANA Ghana: Gaming Commission Must Regulate Industry 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.