Responsible Drinking & Gambling

Responsible Drinking


Drink too much, it gets ugly

There are a number of ways you can drink alcohol responsibly and still have fun. The below tips will help you keep in control of your drinking and prevent things from getting ugly:

  • Have a water or soft drink to quench your thirst before you start drinking alcohol.
  • Set a limit and count your drinks (it is recommended that you have no more than 4 standard drinks on a single occasion*).
  • Eat before and while you are drinking.
  • One drink at a time. Avoid drinking in rounds and topping up drinks.
  • Pace yourself. Have a non-alcohol drink as a spacer and take sips not gulps
  • Keep active. Dance, play pool etc – you tend to drink less.
  • Try low-alcohol alternatives (eg light or mid-strength beer).
  • Plan safe transport. Have a designated driver, keep enough money to pay for a taxi or use public transport.
  • Never mix alcohol with illicit drugs.
  • Always check the effects of prescription drugs are not interfered with by alcohol
  • If friends choose not to drink they should be supported in this decision.
  • If someone is drinking and passes out or becomes unable to speak, dial 000 immediately.

Responsible Gambling

The South Australian Jockey Club operates under a Responsible Gambling Code of Practice.


The Racing Industry is governed by a Code of Practice that promotes the socially responsible use of its wagering services as a recreational and entertainment activity and minimises the potential harm associated with problem gambling.

Gamble Responsibly – Help with problem gambling is available here.

Download the South Australian Gambling Code of Practice.

“You know the score. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly.”

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