Responsible gambling

Responsible gambling should never suffer at the expense of fun.

Independent bodies have been set up to aid online gamblers in protecting themselves from unscrupulous casinos. However, responsible gambling leads to a fun and safe experience, giving us each a personal obligation to be aware of what constitutes risky behavior and avoid it.

Managing your finances

Online gambling is primarily a means of entertainment, not a primary source of income. All players lose money once in awhile, and therefore it is important to set your own limits while playing. casino websites have functions in place that will assist you in this.

Self-exclusion

If you feel like you are compromising your finances at an online casino, one of your options is to ask the casino management to temporarily lock your account. If you feel like you need a more permanent option, closing your account is a valid means of self-exclusion.

Superstition

It is easy to link your chances of success when gambling online to superstition. Although it in and of itself is not a problem, it can lead to more serious problems linked to irresponsible if left unchecked.

Problem gambling and addiction

A majority of online gamblers do not struggle to play within their means, accept their losses, celebrate their wins and call it quits when they’ve had enough. However a number of players do struggle to walk away with ease. If you find yourself in the latter situation, it is important that you seek help as soon as possible.

Support for problem gamblers

If you, or someone that you know might have a gambling problem, there are charities that have been set up to offer free advice and support. To find out more on how to find more information or set up a consultation with an addiction specialist, click one of the links below.

GAMCARE – www.gamcare.org.uk
Gambling Therapy – www.gamblingtherapy.org