Keep Rugby Onside - World Rugby's Anti-Corruption Web Site : Gambling, addiction & debt
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Identifying gambling problems

People involved in sport can be more susceptible to a number of problems which affect wider society and need to be especially careful to avoid getting themselves into trouble.

Cases in other sports have shown that corrupters will become aware, whether through their underworld connections or otherwise, of athletes/others involved in sport who have problems with addictions, debts or other points of weakness they can exploit. These could lead to you becoming a target for corrupters, thereby putting yourself and your family in danger and possibly threatening your career, your reputation and your team. It is no coincidence that many of the athletes and officials who appear in the case studies had significant debt problems.

The types of personal problems to be particularly aware of and in relation to which you should seek help as soon as possible include:

Gambling problems

Speak to gambling support services in your country, your Union/Players' Association, your doctor or trusted family members and friends.

Drug and alcohol problems

Speak to alcohol and drug services in your country, your Union/Players' Association, your doctor or trusted family members and friends.

Money problems

Speak with trusted family members and friends, your Union/Players' Association or a financial advisor.

Other addictions/problems

Speak with a doctor, your Union/Players' Association or trusted family members and friends.