While the Android and Apple stores are full of gambling games and apps that could lead to an urge to gamble, there are also more responsible gambling and recovery apps than ever before.
Below is a compiled list of three apps that can help you make more responsible decisions if you choose to gamble.
The Bettor Time app is designed to help individuals monitor the amount of time and money they spend gambling by alerting users when their activity breaks their self-set boundaries.
The app allows users to remain anonymous and enables them to see how their use increases or decreases over time. There’s an entire dashboard dedicated to monitoring and tracking behavior, ultimately limiting the risk of a problem with gambling. There is also this video that shows how the app works: https://youtu.be/0AFz_H-DetM
Gamble Responsibly America App:
Aptly named, the Gamble Responsibly America app is a great resource for people seeking information on responsible gambling or for a deeper dive into their own behavior.
This app includes a self-assessment quiz, access to a 24/7 helpline live chat feature, a virtual diary, and various limiting tools that can curb potentially risky behavior.
While the other two apps set boundaries to encourage safe and responsible gambling behaviors, there are still times when an individual might need specific gambling therapy and help from a professional.
The Gambling Therapy app offers all the key features like a self-assessment tool, mindfulness and self-help exercises, motivational quotes, and even links to blocking software.
Additionally, if you think you or someone you know might be struggling with gambling, help is available. You can access free, confidential support any time of day by calling 1-800-589-9966 or texting 4HOPE to 741741.
There are also always resources available at BeforeYouBet.org/get-help/