Online gambling can be great entertainment – one condition though, rules of responsible gambling has to apply. A person needs to know limits and if anyone is afraid not to keep it don’t start playing. Gambling can be addictive; everyone knows that but it’s good to realise it. Remember also that losing is a part of playing in the online casino, never think of it as a way to earn money.
Gambling in the UK, for example, is legal only for people over 18 and in casinos that holds UK Gambling Commission, license. As a UK resident always checks on the bottom of the casino site if it has a license and link directly to public license register. If you are a player from another country, then check gambling regulations of your country. Play only in casinos that hold trustworthy licenses; it will guarantee a high level of safety. Malta Gaming Authority is another institution that gives casino licenses.
More than 80% gambles don't read T&C on casino site which can be a huge mistake.
Reading it will help a player understand rules and restrictions. It will also remind about wagering requirements that is an important subject when it comes to casino bonus. When a player read T&C it time to choose deposit method. Play only with available cash; it will protect from bad debts. Pay by phone casino deposits with pre-paid cards is much safer than credit cards. The player pays only with available credits, and a daily limit of deposit is £30. Choose a depositing method smart, be cautious from the beginning.
If a deposit is on the players account it’s time to choose casino games. Learn rules first, understand a game before playing for real money. Many online casinos will provide demo version of games. Monitor time and expenses on playing, limit it to yourself and use tools available in the online casino. The casino will allow setting a limit across individual gambling products. Keep a track on how often you gamble. Another option is self-exclusion from all gaming or only some products. Player has to contact support. Self-exclusion is a minimum 6 months period.
Open your eyes to some symptoms of addiction and if you see them react immediately. If you don’t see it yourself but your family or friends concert about – open your eyes wider.
Ask yourself some questions:
- Skipping education or work to play?
- Why are you gambling?
- Anyone concerns about your gaming habits?
- Don’t care about family or friends no more?
- Do you lie, steal or borrowing money to play?
- Do you lie about losing money?
- Do you want to spend money only on gambling?
- Can you stop playing before losing money?
- Do you try to win back losses?
- Do you need to gamble again ASAP?
- What is the trigger that makes you want to play?
- Are you depressed or even suicidal?
Those are only examples but ask those questions and if “yes” is often, don’t wait and get help!
Visit the GamCare that will provide counselling, advice and practical help or call the helpline on 0845 6000 133.
Underage gambling is illegal. T&C Apply to all bonuses. Gamble Responsibly.