BETTING NIGERIA 5 ways to stop or reduce a betting addiction 1 year ago Samuel Post Views: 497 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 HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Sports betting, turnover is growing but so are suspicious matches 18 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING EXPERTS Is Long-Term Betting a Smart Investment Strategy? 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA MossBets Steps Up Virtual Gaming In Kenya 2 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Can Nigeria Return to the World Cup Finals in 2026? 2 days ago Samuel NIGERIA ONLINE The Legal Landscape for Nigerian Online Casinos 2 days ago Samuel NIGERIA ONLINE Three Most Popular Payment Methods For Online Casinos 3 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Nigerian players running rings in foreign leagues 4 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Analyzing the top 5 online sports betting platforms in South Africa 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Gambler accuses betting firm betPawa of refusing to pay his sh10m 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA PARIPESA Pays Out 500 Million Naira One-Night Win 5 days ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Pastor closes church after winning over 100m from sports betting 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA BetKing Celebrates Nigeria’s New Para World Champion 1 week ago Samuel 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.