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Responsible Gaming

It´s compulsory for an online casino to inform the players of the following; the dangers of problem gambling, how to prevent this and should you have a problem how and where you can find help.

The broad definition of Problem gambling is an urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences experienced as a result of gambling. Consequences may include and are not limited to physical or mental deterioration and financial troubles

Here are some warning signs that may indicate that a player has a problem with gambling:

  • Constantly thinking or talking about gambling
  • Spending more time or money on gambling than you can afford
  • Finding it difficult to control, stop, or cut down gambling, or feeling irritable when trying to do so
  • Feeling a sense of emptiness or loss when not gambling
  • Gambling more in order to win back losses or get out of financial trouble
  • Thinking that your gambling will get under control as soon you have a "big win"
  • Borrowing money, selling things, committing (or considering committing) criminal acts in order to get money for gambling
  • Having increased debt, unpaid bills, or other financial troubles because of your gambling
  • Often gambling until all of your money is gon
  • Needing to gamble with larger amounts of money or for longer periods of time in order to get the same feeling of excitement
  • Experiencing extreme highs from gambling wins and extreme lows from gambling losses
  • Gambling to escape personal problems or to relieve feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, or other negative emotions
  • Getting irritated more easily or having less patience when dealing with normal, everyday activities
  • Feeling guilty about gambling or what happens while gambling
  • Getting criticized by others for your gambling
  • Having arguments with friends or family about money and gambling
  • Refusing to discuss gambling with others or lying to cover it up
  • Hiding bills, past due notices, winnings, or losses from your partner or family member
  • Gambling instead of attending family or other social functions
  • Neglecting family or household responsibilities because of gambling
  • Neglecting work or school because of gambling
  • Neglecting personal needs (e.g., for food, sleep, hygiene) because of gambling
  • Consistently or always planning holidays where gambling is available

TIPS FOR SAFER GAMBLING

For those who choose to gamble, there are some general principles that can help to make gambling safer and reduce the risk that problems will occur.

Don´t think of gambling as a way to make money: The bottom line is that gambling establishments, like land based casinos and internet casinos are set up to take in more money than they pay out. This means over time, you will lose more money than you win. But, remember its´ not just casinos, all forms of gambling have the same principle - the vast majority lose so that a very small minority can have big wins. Virtually all people with gambling problems hold the false expectation that they are the ones who will be the big winners. That belief feeds the problem.

Always gamble with money that you can afford to lose: Gamble with money that you set aside for fun, like going to the movies or going out for drinks. Never use money that you need for important things, like rent, bills, tuition, etc,

Set a money limit: Decide how much money you can afford to lose before you play. When you have lost that amount of money, quit. If you win – enjoy, but remember it won´t happen most of the time.

Set a time limit: Decide how much time you can afford to spend gambling. When you reach that time limit, stop gambling.

Never chase losses: If you lose money, never try to get it back by going over your limit. This usually leads to even bigger losses.

Don´t gamble when you are depressed or upset: It is hard to make good decisions about gambling when you are feeling down.

Balance gambling with other activities: It´s important to enjoy other activities so that gambling doesn´t become too big a part of your life.

www.responsiblegambling.org/en/help/warning-signsyou.cfm

 

Problem Gambling Resources:

 

More information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Center_for_Responsible_Gaming
http://www.ncrg.org/
http://www.800gambler.org/
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/
http://www.masscompulsivegambling.org/
http://www.ncpgambling.org/
http://www.ncpgambling.org/

 

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