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Casino.Support believes in playing responsibly and keeping casino gaming fun. For some players, it is that when the fun stops, a very real problem begins. Gambling addiction can hurt the gambler, their family and friends. The only responsible thing for a problem gambler is not to gamble.
What then is the difference between problem gambling and responsible gambling? Responsible gambling does not necessarily prevent problem gambling as other factors such as genetics or learned behavioural patterns cannot be overridden so easily or at all. The best thing for someone that is a problem gambler to do is to not gamble. Responsible gambling are tips for people that are not addicted to gambling or those not yet determined to have a problem. The tips help players to step back from the tables or the slots and take a breather. It is important to remember that no matter how responsible someone is at the casino, it does not effect if they win or lose, but may help to stay within a win-loss target area.
Even the casual player can become addicted to gambling. Really, anyone can, so it is important to self-monitor play.
When playing at a casino, be it online or at a physical location, remember some of these tips:
Keep track of how much is being spent at the casino. Most of the casinos provide a history journal of each financial transaction. Review the transaction log often to stay within personal set limits for depositing.
Increasing wager amounts to attempt to recover losses us what is often referred to as chasing losses. Avoid this behaviour and remember that chasing a winning streak can also result in a loss.
Self-Exclusion and Self Limitation
No matter where the online casinos you play at are located, they must have a method in place to allow players to exclude themselves. It may be offered as a temporary method such as denial of access to the service until a request to unlock is made. More often than not, it will be a procedure in which the player sends a written notice or form to the casino requesting that their limits be set including a zero amount. The latter is a form of self-limitation.
Self-exclusion would include that the casino no longer is permitted to send offers or emails to the player unless it has something to do with a financial transaction that was previously made. The ultimate form of self-exclusion is the request that the casino account be permanently closed. Self-limitation can be used to simply limit the amount the player can spend per day, week and month. This often comes as a friendly reminder on a deposit that the account is limited and that function is not currently available.