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Play Responsibly, Play For Fun

Gaming should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Learn how to play safely with us.

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How to play safe

Playing Lottery products should be fun and affordable.
Here are some top tips to play safely:


Understand the rules

Know the odds and rules on how Lottery games work; be realistic about your chances of winning.

Know the odds

Before you play, read the Game Rules and know the odds. This will give you all you need to make an informed choice. For more information please visit the our Know the Odds page for a breakdown of how odds work for each game.


 Know your limits before you start

Only spend what you can afford to lose. Be clear on your limits before you start to play.

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 Don't chase losses

If you lose money do not spend more money trying to win it back. Chances are you just lose more.

Play for fun

It is more fun if you play socially with family, friends or colleagues.

Real life comes first

Playing the Lottery is a form of entertainment and should not be used as an escape from real life.

Remember to take a break

Stop, clear your head, and ask yourself the question - am I playing responsibly?


 No bad moods allowed

Don't play if you are feeling upset or down. Why not call a friend or use the support contacts 'Getting Help' for help and advice.

 The Gambler's Fallacy

Although our games have an "odds on winnings" statement, you cannot increase your chances of winning by playing or buying more. For example, a scratch card might state that the odds on winning are 1 in 4. This does not mean that buying four scratch cards will guarantee a win. The prizes are randomly spread throughout an entire game, and winning a prize is purely a matter of luck.

Know your budget

Our budget calculator will help you work out how much money you spend on gambling each month. You may be surprised.


What kind of player are you?

If you are unsure whether or not you may be developing issues with your online play, take this quick and easy test.


Help is available

If you're worried about yourself or someone you know there is a variety of tools and support available.

Visit Problem Gambling Ireland or call them for support on 089 241 5401

Visit Gamblers Anonymous or call them for support on 01 872 1133

The Rutland Centre Support Helpline, Concerned about your play or spend? For free, independent and professional help call: 1800 446 677 (9am to 11pm);
or visit: www.responsibleplay.ie

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